I’m excited to be back with another post in my blog series for mental health month—many thanks to my amazing guest, Amy Curtis, SHRM-SCP! Amy is the Director of HR Operations at Connections Health Solutions in Phoenix, Arizona. She has been in the HR department with the company for six years. Before that, Amy spent 16 … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Mental Health: An Interview With Amy Curtis, SHRM-SCP
May is Mental Health Month. In recognition of this, I decided to start a blog series called, "Let's Talk About Mental Health!" —which is my way of advocating for and driving conversations around mental health. The goal is to raise awareness, and hopefully, make people know that they are not alone. Of course, I couldn’t raise … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Mental Health: An Interview With Tamara M. Rasberry, SHRM-CP, PHR
Image Source: Mental Health America Mental illnesses are quite prevalent among us. According to the World Health Organization, over 450 million people currently suffer from mental or neurological disorders worldwide. Also, mental disorders affect at least one in four people. Our mental health determines how we behave, act, or feel on any given day. It’s … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Mental Health!
A job search can be an arduous task with many steps. Typically, the first step is to create a resume that convinces the recruiter to consider you for an open position. Think of your resume as a spokesperson or a promotional tool—it is important to create a resume that makes a great first impression to … Continue reading 10 Things You Don’t Need on Your Resume
Hello everyone! I genuinely hope that you are doing well and staying safe. Indeed, our world has changed. Like you, I never imagined that I would ever experience anything like the COVID-19 pandemic in my lifetime. We're forced to say goodbye to the lives we once knew and accept our new reality. Sometimes, I sit … Continue reading Dear Blog Reader: How Are You?
Since the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak became a global concern, the world has experienced a whirlwind of unexpected events and emotions. In every direction I turn to, I get a heartbreaking report about the spread of the virus. I hear about new cases of infected patients, the troubling death rates, and the scarcity of healthcare … Continue reading How to Stay Mentally Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Source: AdobeStock I always look forward to the weekends because those are times for me to catch up with friends and family. During most weekends, there is often a planned or unplanned phone conversation that occurs, which could last for a couple of hours. Sometimes, those conversations touch on HR-related subjects, especially if we discuss … Continue reading How to Set Employees up for Success During Onboarding
The idea for this blog post came during a chat with a former colleague, when she asked if I could share “what I’ve learned navigating my career as a curious and talented young professional.” I felt honored that she used those words to describe me, and more so, that she challenged me to reflect on … Continue reading Career Lessons I’ve Learned as a Young Professional
I love how end-of-year reflections cause us to think about making self-improvement. However, I do not believe that self-improvement automatically occurs at the start of a new year. Instead, I believe that it occurs after we have maintained positive habits throughout the year. For the New Year, I’ll like to share a few positive habits … Continue reading 7 Positive Habits for the New Year
Earlier this year, I took the PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certification exam and passed it. In this blog post, I’ll be sharing some tips for those preparing to take the test. An HR certification is a great way to demonstrate your HR experience and knowledge. I took the PHR exam, administered by the HR … Continue reading How to Prepare for Your PHR Exam