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Creating a Powerful Workplace Culture: Key Takeaways from Former Netflix CTO, Patty McCord

When SHRM canceled the 2020 Annual SHRM Conference due to the pandemic, I felt I had missed out on what would have been another fantastic opportunity to learn and interact with HR professionals from around the world. However, when SHRM announced its brand-new digital series called Tune in Tuesdays, you can imagine how excited I … Continue reading Creating a Powerful Workplace Culture: Key Takeaways from Former Netflix CTO, Patty McCord

Let’s Talk About Mental Health: An Interview With Erica Reed, LCSW-C

At the beginning of this month, I introduced a blog series called “Let’s Talk About Mental Health.” Through the interviews and stories shared, we explored mental illnesses such as Anxiety and Depression, the various stigmas associated with them, ways to manage our mental health in the workplace, and ways to support people living with those … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Mental Health: An Interview With Erica Reed, LCSW-C

Let’s Talk About Mental Health: An Interview With Amy Curtis, SHRM-SCP

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

Let’s Talk About Mental Health: An Interview With Tamara M. Rasberry, SHRM-CP, PHR

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

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

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 people live … Continue reading 5 Ways to Practice Disability Inclusion #NDEAM

Never Give Up!

“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 been in … Continue reading Never Give Up!

The Occupational Phenomenon Called Employee Burnout

Employee burnout is fast becoming prevalent in many workplaces and is also a recurring theme in my day-to-day conversations with people. Unfortunately, many workplaces dismiss the subject and make it more of the employee’s issue than a workplace issue.  “Burn-out is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully … Continue reading The Occupational Phenomenon Called Employee Burnout

Simple Ways to Prioritize Your Mental Well-being in the Workplace

One of the highlights of 2018 was seeing the attention that the subject of mental health received globally. This awareness of mental health issues has shown us the importance of creating environments that support the mental well-being of people. In my role, one of the areas of HR that I champion wholeheartedly is Workplace Wellness. I … Continue reading Simple Ways to Prioritize Your Mental Well-being in the Workplace