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Crying e-Wolf — A Lesson in Email Etiquette

Posted by Sarah Williams on November 20, 2013 in Communication, Workplace Reputation |
crying e-wolf

I once worked with a guy who marked every e-mail that he sent as urgent. Every. Single. Email. Every day. In his defense, he didn’t send very many e-mails. Maybe 1 or 2 each day … He said that was the reason he marked them as urgent — he didn’t want his few e-mails to […]

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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 |
yvonne davis retirement

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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Hey You!!! Stop Dissing Obamacare!

Posted by Sarah Williams on April 2, 2012 in Benefits, Healthcare & Wellness, Workplace Reputation |
BFD

And stop calling it Obamacare, while you’re at it. It’s the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — or the PPACA (Pee-pack-uh). Healthcare Reform Act works, too. But if you can’t say “Obamacare” without obvious disdain or excitement, you should probably use another word. At least while you’re at work. Especially if you work in […]

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Look Beyond The Hoodie

Posted by Sarah Williams on March 26, 2012 in Diversity, Employee Relations, Workplace Reputation |
beyond the hoodie

I am interrupting this month’s series on Women’s History to talk about something that’s been weighing on me. I don’t know if you’ve read about or been paying attention to the case out of Sanford, FL about the shooting death of Trayvon Martin … But I have. A lot. So I need to get my […]

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Everything I Know about HR, I Learned from FAME!

Posted by Sarah Williams on March 20, 2012 in Guest Bloggers, Holiday Themed, Pop Culture Stuff, Workplace Reputation |
debbie allen as lydia grant in FAME!

If you know anything about me, you know that I love God, I love dance and I love being a mommy! But, let’s just talk about “dance” today, shall we? To some, the dance connection may be obvious; to others not so much….so let me break it down for you. Growing up, I think I […]

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