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
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
© 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
©Gerd Altmann/Pixabay Even though it is difficult to admit, we have unconscious biases that influence our interactions and decisions in the workplace. If we do not check those biases, organizational leaders and HR professionals might create unintended outcomes. A few years ago, I didn’t pursue a career opportunity with a particular consulting company. The reason … Continue reading Can Your Job Posting Attract Diverse Candidates?
© 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!
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
Heading to the Maryland Heights trailhead | Photo by Osasumwen Arigbe On a beautiful Saturday morning this summer, my friends and I went on a hiking trip in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. It was an early trip, and the weather was just perfect for hiking. Before this trip, I had looked for opportunities to visit … Continue reading Life Lessons from a Hiking Trip
© contrastwerkstatt/Adobe Stock 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 … Continue reading The Occupational Phenomenon Called Employee Burnout
Yay! Counting down to #SHRM19. In June 2018, I attended my first SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition (#SHRM18) without knowing what to expect. SHRM stands for The Society of Human Resource Management and is the largest HR professional society in the world. With over 300,000 members worldwide and serving as the leading provider of resources … Continue reading Reasons to Look Forward to #SHRM19