New Series – Your First 100 Days as a Leader

March 9, 2015

Most leadership transition experts agree that the first 100 days of a leader’s tenure sets the tone for one’s leadership effectiveness. I wrote a new series for the leadership category of the HR page. The series is called “Your First 100 Days as a New Leader – Tips for Launching a Successful Transition”, and in it you’ll […]

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Articles on Assessing Employee Performance – Tips and Trends

March 2, 2015

Who loves getting their job performance graded? Just about nobody. But I was one of those dorky people who actually didn’t mind receiving or giving a performance review. Why is that? I love feedback and want to do my job better, and I liked helping my team members do the same. The idea of a […]

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Employment Life Cycle and HR Social Trends – HR Answers

January 26, 2015

As a content expert for HR Answers, I’m always on the lookout for the latest trends in human resources and leadership development. This month, I did a summary of intriguing social sharing trends in the HR field, plus I wrote a few articles related to the employment life cycle. First up is 3 Trends in […]

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New Leadership Articles at HR Answers

January 5, 2015 has added a “leadership” category to my HR Answers page. As you might imagine, this is exciting news because it’s a topic that’s near and dear to my heart. So for December, I jumped right in and wrote two leadership articles. The first is 7 Ways to Engage and Motivate Your Team which outlines […]

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Tips for Employee Relocation, Training Conferences and Coaching

December 1, 2014

My November articles for the HR Answers page cover the issues of successful employee relocation, conference opportunities for people in the learning and development field and how to recognize employees’ natural “intelligences” when you coach them. I met a woman who specializes in “acculturation”—which is helping people who have recently moved to a new town […]

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Resources for Feedback, Productive Meetings, Leadership and Career

November 10, 2014

Last month’s article for HR Answers was a bit of a smorgasbord. I covered meetings, giving feedback to a colleague and reviewed a total of nine books on popular HR and Leadership themes such as employee engagement, organizational culture, and establishing a thriving career. People love to hate meetings. I tend to swim upstream on […]

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Career Advice from HR

October 13, 2014

For the month of September, the focus of my HR Answers page was “Careers”. Do you have a desire to move forward in your career, or even just get more out of the job you have now? Here are three articles that offer career-building tips:     First up, it’s Boost Your Career with these […]

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11 Tips for Better HR-Employee Communication

September 17, 2014

Communicating with employees is a top priority in the human resources department. However communicating even seemingly simple messages can turn into a nightmare if the HR manager is unprepared or not kept in the loop. I sought advice from my colleagues in the HR trenches, HR consultants and a corporate communications professional to bring you […]

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Resume Writing Tips from the HR Trenches

August 21, 2014

As part of the research for my HR Answers article, Top Resume Writing Tips from HR Managers and Recruiters, I reached out to my colleagues who have deep expertise in talent acquisition. They provided so many great resume writing tips, that I couldn’t include all of them in the article. So you get some excellent bonus […]

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Advice for How to Create a Top Notch Resume

July 31, 2014

Resumes—what to emphasize, words to avoid and how to catch the eye of the person reading your work summary—was the focus of my July HR Answers articles. First up, it’s advice directly from those who review hundreds of resumes each day: Top Resume Writing Tips from HR Managers and Recruiters. I reached out to the […]

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