A Baked Recap

I recently shared with you all about BakedHR, a YouTube channel Jazmine Wilkes and I started. You can also catch some content on Instagram. If you’re not subscribed to our channel or following us on IG yet, I just made it real easy for you to fix that! Anyway, I wanted to pop in and […]

Who do you really support?

The most important career lesson I ever learned was to understand the business. There seems to be a lot of back and forth about HR being business professionals/or not being business professionals. In my opinion the easiest way to win this discussion is to make sure you understand the business you support-not just the people […]

Only HR during the day

It’s important that us HR professionals maintain our knowledge when we are fulfilling our volunteer roles. In my 10 years of volunteering with groups related to my professional day job I have seen a lot of issues that could have been avoided if we applied our strategic HR thinking to our volunteer problems. It baffles […]

My way

Be your most productive self by learning that there is more than one way to do things. I order what I know I like from restaurants, I usually take the same route to places I frequent, I have specific routines, and I don’t want you kids on my lawn. I like things done a certain […]

HR doesn’t make the rules

This one deserves more attention than I’m giving the short 33 career lessons, but this one is important so don’t let the brief summary fool you. HR friends, you don’t make the rules. You may get to make some decisions, but you don’t make the rules. If HR is sitting in their office making rules […]

What’s really going on here?

I’ve had this blog for many years now, but every year I write less and less on it. I still write for other people (some under my name and some ghost writing), but I’ve neglected little ol’ hrpockets. I’ve been thinking about ways to reunite with my blog and get back to putting out regular content. […]

You can’t do everything

One of the hardest lessons of my life, let alone my career, has been that I can’t do everything. I’m that employee who is always willing to do whatever needs to be done. You tell me where you need me and I’m there. Recruit for these other positions? Sure! Order lunch for a meeting? I […]

Because you are one

Since it’s my husbands birthday today I’ll tell y’all one of his favorite work stories of mine. When I was a young-know-it-all-staffing-manager I acted like it. If I knew I was right about something, I didn’t back down. If I knew someone on my team (errr corporate didn’t really feel like they were on my […]

And another thing…Her too

Another thing that unexpectedly took up a lot of brain space for me in 2018 goes all the way back to a conversation that started in 2015. For several years now I’ve been part of the SHRM Blog team that gets a pass to conference each year in exchange for writing about the event. All […]