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HR Under the Gunn

Posted by Sarah Williams on March 5, 2014 in Mentoring, Training & Development |
HR Under the Gunn

I am not a fashionista — I’m too practical, frugal and tomboyish for it. But I love fashion! I read the magazines and blogs; I follow trends and pay attention to designers. And I often combine my love of fashion and reality TV with reality competition shows like Project Runway and The Fashion Fund … […]

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Who’s The Boss?

Posted by Sarah Williams on February 19, 2014 in Leadership |
who's the boss -- like a boss

We’ve had quite a bit of snow in NC this winter. Schools have been closed for several days and I’ve brought my kids with me to the office. I’m fortunate to work places that allow me that leeway and flexibility. I don’t take it for granted at all. A couple years ago, I brought my daughter to […]

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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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Workforce Trends HR Cannot Ignore

Posted by Sarah Williams on October 30, 2013 in Book Reviews, Social Media |
Spherion 2013 Emerging Workforce Study

In October, Spherion released highlights of their research and reporting on trends in the workforce. They have surveyed nearly 200,000 people on this topic since the survey started in 1997. I found the Emerging Workforce Study (EWS) results absolutely fascinating — and I think HR really needs to pay attention. These stats give great insight […]

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HR is like Tightrope Dancing

Posted by Sarah Williams on May 22, 2013 in Guest Bloggers, HR Wisdom |
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What HR is to me? Well, from the very depths of my soul, my answer is: “A job that pays the bills.” But I have a feeling that won’t suffice for a whole blog post. So I guess I would have to say, HR to me is the ultimate balancing act of professions in all […]

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