As Women’s History Month comes to an end, I hope you continue celebrating women in your life or women who inspire you. With that regard, I want to take a moment to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of Janice Bryant Howroyd, the first African-American-woman to own a billion-dollar company in the United States. Bryant Howroyd… Read More Women’s History Month “Firsts”
I love music: listening to it, writing songs, making beats, performing, you name it!
My twin sister (Linda) and I start singing in church many years ago. Then when rap hit the scenes, it was a Gwen and Lin the Rappin Twinz. We often joked backed then about how our beautiful singing voices were ruined from all the rapping.… Read More Birthday Musings
Breaking into the human resources is becoming increasingly onerous. Just ask any forthright HR professional and they will tell you. In this VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world, it is much harder than most people think it is to land a job in the HR as well as keep it. Unfortunately, many HR newbies found… Read More So You Wanna Work in HR?
On a crowded London commuter train, an early morning rider shoved and insulted a fellow passenger who tot in his way. It was the kind of unfortunate, and mindless moment that usually remains unresolved. But later that day, the unexpected happened. A business manager sent a quick message to his social media friends, “Guess who… Read More HR Angel: A Surprise Interview Goes Wrong
When you see rivers died green, green colored waterfalls in outdoor fountains, leprechauns, delicious green treats, green tinted nonalcoholic punch, green, green, and more green; you know what that means. St. Paddy’s Day, a festive day full of fun, parades, adult beverages, delicious food, and lots of entertainment, is just around the corner. Many people… Read More Good Luck: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at Work
“While I was eating breakfast with my son at Big Boy on Washtenaw, I noticed a young black man come into the restaurant and politely inquire as to whether they were hiring. He was told, rudely, that they weren’t. Curious, when I paid my bill, I asked if they were hiring. I was, very politely, told they were, and asked to wait, while he went into the back to retrieve an application.” … Read More Employment Discrimination
If you want to inspire your employees to do great work and to exceed expectations, recognize them more often and show them you appreciate them.
According to a global study by the O.C. Tanner Institute, the number one thing managers can do is recognize and appreciate employees to inspire great work.… Read More Employee Appreciation Day Ideas
When was Black History Month officially recognized by the United States? But… WHO founded Black History Month? And WHAT led to the founding of Black History Month?
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Black History Month does not end! Celebrate all year long by honoring the achievements of African Americans, learning about Black history, and welcoming opportunities to better understand Black culture. After all, Black history is American history!
Please support African American blogs, authors, writers, and contributors too. … Read More Ways to Celebrate Black History
If you missed work for a few days or a couple of months, would anyone notice? Would anyone know or even care if you never show up to the office for years?
Remember Joaquín García the 69-year-old engineer who did not go to work at the municipal water board in Spain for six years (and possibly up to fourteen years or more). … Read More Is it Job Abandonment?