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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Sarah Williams on November 27, 2013 in Holiday Themed, Just Buzzing |
giving thanks

I love this time of year. As soon as Halloween is over, I almost immediately become reflective and grateful and hopeful about the year gone by and the year to come. I’ve said it over and over how much my life has changed since the summer of 2012. New job. New relationship. New car. New […]

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HR After 40 Years Along The Way

Posted by Sarah Williams on May 15, 2012 in Diversity, Employee Relations, Guest Bloggers |
hr is the promised land

I am officially a senior citizen.  I have an AARP membership.  I should be basking in the sun on the beach in Aruba or playing the slots in Las Vegas. Instead, I am in charge of one of the largest Social Services agencies in the nation, overseeing Employee Services (our new, fancy name for HR) […]

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HR is for the Birds – part 1: The Ostrich

Posted by Sarah Williams on October 2, 2011 in HR Wisdom |
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Having a career in HR is tough. We spend most of our time in battling for priority, resources, time and voice in the organizations we belong to. Then we have to defend the policies, practices and decisions of the same organization to employees and enforcement entities. HR professionals are under-trained, over-worked and often burn out […]

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The Founding Fathers Would Have Loved HR

Posted by Sarah Williams on July 4, 2011 in Holiday Themed |
the founding fathers love HR

Another holiday, another holiday-inspired post. Once again, I contemplated not posting because I didn’t want to be insensitive to the occasion or disrupt anyone’s celebration with my writing, including my own. Then a friend who teaches history started talking to me about the founding of America and Social Contract Theory … which got me thinking … […]

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