Dear Blog Reader: How Are You?

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?

How to Stay Mentally Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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

How to Set Employees up for Success During Onboarding

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

Career Lessons I’ve Learned as a Young Professional

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

7 Positive Habits for the New Year

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

How to Prepare for Your PHR Exam

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

A Love Note to Myself

On Sunday night, I was on an Emirates flight heading to Dubai. For some reason, sleep wasn’t forthcoming, and so, I decided to spend my time writing this love note. I decided to post this today, Friday, November 8th, 2019, which happens to be my birthday. Actually, my 30th birthday! Wow. I’ve been around for … Continue reading A Love Note to Myself

5 Ways to Practice Disability Inclusion #NDEAM

© Disability:IN Every October, the US Department of Labor (DOL) observes the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This national campaign celebrates the contributions made by workers with disabilities and also raises awareness about the issues they face in employment. According to reports from the World Health Organization and the World Bank, over a billion … Continue reading 5 Ways to Practice Disability Inclusion #NDEAM

Never Give Up!

© nattapan72/Adobe Stock "The most important thing is to never give up, never give in to circumstances, believe yourself, and to soldier on, no matter what's in your way." — Luka Modrić I came across this quote during a challenging time in my life, and it was just what I needed to see. Have you ever … Continue reading Never Give Up!

My #SHRM19 Experience: Highlights and Takeaways

Since I returned from Las Vegas, I have been reminiscing about my experience at the SHRM 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition (#SHRM19). I thought it would be worth sharing in a blog post. From June 23rd to 26th, 2019, the city of Las Vegas was buzzing with so many HR people. With a total of … Continue reading My #SHRM19 Experience: Highlights and Takeaways