What Will I Do After The SPHR?

Posted by Sarah Williams on January 29, 2014 in Managing Workload, SPHR |
after i pass the sphr

On Friday, January 31st, I sit for the SPHR exam – one of the hardest professional certification exams on the planet. The exam I’ve run from for almost a decade because I hate standardized tests more than I hate peas. And I really hate peas. Just ask my mother. To say I am nervous about […]

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Waiting For The Other Shoe To Fall

Posted by Sarah Williams on February 27, 2013 in Managing Workload, Passion at Work |
waiting for other shoe

I am no good at waiting. I want to find the root cause of problems so I can repair it or remove it or replace it. I have no tolerance for foolishness. Or laziness. Or any form of passive-aggressive douchebagery. I want those around me to share my enthusiasm and committment to excellence. And when […]

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2-Week Notice Is A Joke

Posted by Sarah Williams on October 11, 2012 in Leadership, Management Tips, Managing Workload, Training & Development |
2 Week Notice is a joke

I learned a lot of things in my journey from one job to another in the past few weeks. I plan to share a few lessons┬áthis month — and a few later once time and distance have given me better perspective. However, the one glaring lesson that stands out to me in all of this […]

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I Need A Break

Posted by Sarah Williams on September 11, 2012 in Managing Workload |
i need a break

It has been a busy summer for me. Juggling work, home and blog-life has taken more effort than usual — and keeping balance has been more challenging than usual. So I am taking a little writing break to get my mind, rhythm and schedule back on track. The Buzz will be back with new content […]

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Should HR Be More Like “The Closer” or “Major Crimes”?

Posted by Sarah Williams on August 23, 2012 in Employee Relations, Hurt, Management Tips, Managing Workload |
major crimes

This week’s post are looking at HR lessons from tv police drama “The Closer.” Set in Los Angeles, the show follows the “Priority Homicide” division led by Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson as they investigate and solve high-profile homicide cases. Because of her ability to get confessions resulting in convictions, Brenda is known as “a […]

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