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 Paul LaLonde, SHRM-CP

We are fast approaching the end of May, which means that we will be closing out this blog series on Mental Health Awareness in a couple of days.  I’m grateful for all the support that this project has received so far. I’ve had a great time working with some amazing mental health advocates, and I’m … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Mental Health: An Interview With Paul LaLonde, SHRM-CP

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

10 Things You Don’t Need on Your Resume

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

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

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

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

Can Your Job Posting Attract Diverse Candidates?

©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?

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