Your Development is NOT HR’s Problem

Posted by Sarah Williams on November 6, 2013 in Characters, Education and Learning, Training & Development |
professional development advice

Recently, I was chatting with one of my HR friends about an issue she was having. She manages a small HR department of 4, including herself. Because the team is small, everyone on the team has to be a generalist of sorts. As the leader, she is often¬†pulled into strategy¬†meetings plus she does a lot […]

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Is It Your Business … Or Your Busy-Ness?

Posted by Sarah Williams on April 12, 2012 in Characters, Employee Relations, Leadership, Workplace Bullying |
nosey at work

Matt was the new supervisor of the A/P department where Jenna had worked for the last 7 years. He was hired after the former supervisor retired. I always believed Jenna wanted the position — but she didn’t apply when it was posted so she was never considered. Matt worked hard to try to understand innerworkings […]

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Don’t Be a Fast-hole

Posted by Sarah Williams on February 22, 2012 in Characters, Communication, Diversity, Holiday Themed, Workplace Reputation |

Today is Ash Wednesday, which starts the Lent season for Christians around the world. Although fasting during this time is typically associated with the Catholics, many other denominations give up on certain things as well. I am not Catholic but I’ve fasted during Lent for almost 10 years now. In the past, I’ve given up […]

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Adam & Eva

Posted by Sarah Williams on February 14, 2012 in Characters, Holiday Themed, Hover, Just Buzzing |

Happy Valentine’s Day!! Posts this week are all about my favorite workplace love stories. Enjoy! ********************************************************************************** Adam and Eva were my first experience with workplace romance. They worked in Accounting. I worked on-site as a staffing manager and my desk was in their area. Smack in between them actually. And, yes, that was as awkward […]

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The N-Word

Posted by Sarah Williams on February 8, 2012 in Characters, Diversity, Employee Relations, Holiday Themed, Progressive Discipline |

It’s Black History Month! And I’m continuing to share thoughts on race and diversity in the workplace. In this post, I’m diving into the grand-daddy of all racially charged words – the N-word. The modern version of the word seems to have originated during the 1600s, when American colonists used “negar” to describe the African […]

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