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If I Were Running A Company…Permanent

At my current job, I contact people (phone, email, and text) that I have an opportunity, either from a client and internally. For most of the responses, the candidates ask if this a full-time job. I have to clarify, to most of them, that this is a full-time, contract position. Some accept it, but...

If I Were Running A Company…Memories

At the end of July, I went to my 10-year reunion with my fellow NPR Summer Interns. I have already told this story about this group many times, on my blog, that this was the best class ever. We met at the new NPR headquarters, took the tour at the new place, shared our favorite stories, what were...

Hey, it’s my Birthday today!

Today, I am turning 32 or as I like to call it, the right side of 35. Anyway, every year, I have a list of charities to donate. It’s never the same charities each year because there are causes that people should be focusing on. Also, I consider myself a better giver than a receiver, so on my...

If I Were Running A Company…#HRBlogs Weekly Reads 9/10/15

The fall season is here. Everyone is back at work and school and traffic will be crowded again. Now, I need the temperature to drop. Here we go: The Thing Employers Look For When Hiring Recent Graduates by Derek Thompson The Talent Gap: College Grads Are Not Getting The Skills Employers Want by...

If I Were Running A Company…Roanoke

Normally at this time, this would be reserved for the #HRBlogs Weekly Reads, but after what happened in Moneta, VA yesterday, I’m going to discuss that in length. The Weekly Reads will return on Monday. After another senseless tragedy involving journalists doing their job on live TV, people...

If I Were Running A Company…#HRBlogs Weekly Reads 8/20/15

Did you miss me already? Here we go: Do You Have To Accommodate An Outdoor Worker Who Can’t Work In The Sun? by Eric B. Meyer We all think anyone with a disability that employers must accommodate, but the key word is “essential.” If the job is essential like working in the sun or...

If I Were Running A Company…#HRBlogs Weekly Reads 8/17/15

This is the delayed version because work has been picking up lately with open enrollment period coming up and also the Nats losing streak is making me depressed and this is somehow making me happy since I’m not focusing on the team. I will have two Weekly reads this week. Here we go: Why THIS...

If I Were Running A Company…#HRBlogs Weekly Reads 8/6/15

It has been a nutty week for me. Luckily, everything settles down next week. Granted, a lot of work work, but Nats baseball is on the west coast. Here we go: The average worker loses 11 days of productivity each year due to insomnia, and companies are taking notice by Jena McGregor During Lent, I...

If I Were Running A Company…#HRBlogs Weekly Reads 7/30/15

I will tell this week is hectic with many things going on with work and some big announcements with my current company, but next week is going to be crazy with work, Chia Pets, nephews, and stuff. Here we go: HR in A Quarter Mile by Melissa Fairman I wish my team building was seas at the Lexus...

If I Were Running A Company…#HRBlogs Weekly Reads 7/23/15

Another week, another set of HR Blogs to read: Employee or Contractor? via NPR You now know why we’re moving to the Contractor economy. This is the bad side of it. For HR Pros Mission is Peaceful – Implementation is Violent by Paul Hebert Process is never pretty, but it is necessary to keep...

If I Were Running A Company…Cheap Labor

It was recently that Linkedin announced that they will ask 300 of their interns to “hack” the HR department and try to improve it. Most do not like the idea. My feelings initially was maybe Linkedin wanted to get the young person’s perspective of HR. Then, came Reddit. If you...

If I Were Running A Company…Culture/Community

76 percent of job seekers say company culture is important – @susan_vitale #SHRM15 pic.twitter.com/QnlhQ3kF3h — iCIMS (@iCIMS) June 29, 2015 I was not there at #SHRM15, but there was a lot of talk about workplace culture. Then, I read from Sharlyn Lauby about Corporate Culture and...

If I Were Running A Company…Grit

As you know, I’m a big D.C. sports fan and of the major sports, I prefer baseball. There’s an inside joke among Nationals fans of why some Nats fans were upset when Steve Lombardozzi (and two others) were traded to the Detroit Tigers for Doug Fister last year. As an experiment...

Celebrate Fairfax 2015 Review

As you know, I won the QR Code Scavenger Hunt last year and the prize was free tickets, to Celebrate Fairfax, for life. This year was the first year I utilize it. I’ll do this every year to review the festival. Friday It was the day for my nephews and niece and they almost wreck havoc. Before...

If I Were Running A Company…#recruitDC Spring 2015

The Thursday before Memorial Day weekend, I attended the Spring recruitDC conference. This was the first conference as a representative for BroadPath Healthcare Solutions for me and was focusing on sourcing tools to forward it to the team, which I did, but there was one dominant theme about the...

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