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It’s True! She’s Really Retiring!

Posted by Sarah Williams on September 25, 2013 in Guest Bloggers, HR Wisdom, Passion at Work, Recognition and Rewards, Workplace Reputation |
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After over 40 years as a Human Resources professional, my mother is retiring on September 30th. For real this time. My mom has always been my secret HR weapon. One of my very first and most popular posts ever was a summary of her advice (Read that HERE). Having mentors and colleagues is great — […]

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HR is a Means to an End

Posted by Sarah Williams on May 8, 2013 in Guest Bloggers, HR Wisdom, Passion at Work |

When I was first asked to contribute to this blog, I was really excited and flattered … And then when I was told that the theme was “What HR Means to Me”, I was kind of disappointed and apprehensive. Don’t get me wrong – it’s a great question.  I’m just not sure whether my answer […]

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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 |
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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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Who’s Guiding Your Sleigh?

Posted by Sarah Williams on December 20, 2012 in Compensation, HR Wisdom, Passion at Work |
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Once upon a time in Christmastown, there were two misfit employees who were encouraged to stifle their true talents in order to conform with company norms. Rudolph, with his nose so bright, was not always Santa’s favorite. While Rudolph’s flying abilities were far superior to those of his peers, he endured ruthless workplace harassment for […]

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Everything I Know About HR, I Learned From Darth Vader

Posted by Sarah Williams on July 18, 2012 in Management Tips, Passion at Work, Workplace Bullying |
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Anyone who pretends to know anything about Star Wars knows that Darth Vader is the scariest, most powerful and most memorable villain in cinema history! Who else can make his enemies wet their pants at the mere sound of his breathing pattern? Who else can choke the crap of an underperforming employee from another room […]

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