Happy Black History Month!  It’s great that this honoring of African American heritage and achievements is celebrated in February because it can serve as a warm-up for celebrating diversity all year long. Celebrating minority milestones and holidays in the workplace is celebrating diversity itself.  It demonstrates an inclusive culture and also shows employees how to…

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If I go back to school now, when I finish in four years, I’ll be 60. So, why bother?  Well, you’ll be 60 in four years regardless of whether you go back to school or not. So, why not do something you enjoy? As the saying goes, if you’re not moving ahead, you’re falling behind. …

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Someone once said to me that she has always been fascinated with human resources because she’s seen it done well – and done poorly. The stark contrast between her experiences in different organizations signifies the importance of knowing if your organization is GOOD at HR or not. So, how can you tell? HR touches every…

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When creativity is mentioned in a work setting, many people shut down.  The reaction is often, “I’m not creative, so I’ll leave that to someone else.”  We often mistakenly believe that to be creative is synonymous with artistic. Artistic refers to working in the arts: painting, drawing, acting, writing, etc. or creating things that are…

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