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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

The Peril of the Hot Stove

“Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you’re a good person is like expecting a bull not to attack you because you’re a vegetarian.” ― Dennis Wholey When I first began my career in HR a mentor told me that “To treat people fairly you must treat them differently.” Initially this remark didn’t make … [Read more…]

What’s Ahead for the World of Work?

It is still early enough in the year to wish you a great 2019! In Melanie’s post, she wrote about what the changes might be ahead for the HR profession. Since many of your students may not go into that field, it may be timely to also consider what trends might be out there for … [Read more…]

Who said HR is boring? (AKA individual rights, policy requirements and things that make you go hmmmm?)

“Unfortunately God gave all the easy problems to the physicists” – James G. March As an HR professional I want to believe that I can represent and support the rights and interests of all employees. However, what happens when different people’s interests and requirements clash? The example of the passenger who wanted to bring a … [Read more…]