What is the “New Normal”?

As our blogs for this teaching year wrap up, we are doing a joint posting. These are different and unusual times for all of us and we thought we’d share how it has affected our work together and with other colleagues. We’ve had to adjust and adapt, not just with our students and teaching, but … [Read more…]

In the Best of Times and the Worst of Times

Our focus this month is on effective work environments and what HR professionals can do to support others in achieving a meaningful blend of all their interests. Now, more than ever, employers are having to develop new and supportive ways to help employees deal with all the anxiety and fear around the current pandemic. And … [Read more…]

Time Marches On

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler Over the past weeks I’ve heard many colleagues remark that they can scarcely believe where the time is going and that they are concerned that there aren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish all required tasks. Their sense … [Read more…]

HR Impact

In Melanie’s post earlier this month, she highlighted something that has puzzled me for many decades: the value of HR to an organization. Many business leaders might say that HR is employee-centric and I’m not convinced that they mean this in a positive and constructive way. And some of these business leaders are HR professionals. … [Read more…]

User-friendly HR

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer As February commences the bombardment of reminders to focus on love is upon us. Stores are adorned with Valentine’s merchandise although it scarcely seems that holiday decorations have been taken down. As HR professionals it should be … [Read more…]

More on Relationships

Welcome to not just a new year but a new decade! For those of you who are just joining us, we strive to enrich your teaching experience through sharing our own experiences. And for those who’ve read our blogs before, you’ll once again note how I build upon Melanie’s posts. Which brings me to commenting … [Read more…]

Those who dare to care

A new academic term and a new year have commenced!  With this, students and educators are returning to campus with hopes and aspirations for what the upcoming months will hold.  As HR professionals it is important to put our best practices into action and can do so through the lens of performance management.  By this … [Read more…]

More on 2020

I was intrigued with Melanie’s post regarding the 2020 predictions for HR departments. And more so when I tried to think of these predictions in terms of an individual HR practitioner and not any particular organizational unit. My reason for pointing out the individual HR person, is that is where it all starts. It is … [Read more…]

The HR Professional in 2020 and Beyond

As the academic term wraps up it is an opportune time to ask students to think about the various components of Human Resource Management that they have examined over the past months. In fact, reviewing the required skills and competencies of HR professionals is something that should continuously be done. As evidence of this, the … [Read more…]