“The Choice is Clear” — A Lesson in Conflict Resolution

Posted by Sarah Williams on August 13, 2014 in Employee Relations, Progressive Discipline |
lesson on conflict resolution at work

It’s never easy for a manager to resolve conflict between employees. And we are often the most unprepared for handling it when we start out. Many managers never gain the skills needed to successfully manage and resolve conflict. Mike was one of those managers. Two of his employees, Kim and Tina, just could not seem to […]

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What HR Is To Me … Now

Posted by Sarah Williams on July 24, 2014 in HR Wisdom, Leadership, Passion at Work |
buzz on hr 3rd anniversary

Each year, on the Anniversary of the launch of my The Buzz on HR, I look back at my very first post and reflect on how my views on the profession have changed. This is my very first post ever. Here’s the post for my 1st bloggiversary. Here’s the post for my 2nd bloggiversary. Sadly, […]

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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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Are You Giving The Best or The Rest?

Posted by Sarah Williams on February 13, 2013 in Communication |
the best or the rest

My poor laptop was compromised and riddled with horrible viruses so I’ve been unable to write the past couple weeks. Falling behind on projects and deadlines both frustrated me immensely and taught me some things. More on that next week. Valentine’s Day is approaching! I’m looking forward to a little romantic getaway with my sweetie and […]

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Everything I Know about HR, I Learned Pledging DST

Posted by Sarah Williams on January 16, 2013 in Diversity, Education and Learning, Holiday Themed, Pop Culture Stuff |

For those of you who follow my personal Twitter and Instagram, you know I traveled to Washington, DC this weekend to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the founding of my beloved Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. You almost had to be living under a rock not to know about it! Even I was surprised at […]

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