Tag: friends

HR at Home–A Guide to Advising Friends & Family

When I chose to march down the HR career path, I didn’t anticipate I’d become the “go-to” for all HR and career-related questions from family and friends. Don’t get me wrong, it’s as a privilege to be someone that family and friends can lean on in this area. But while it’s a privilege, it can be exhausting and quite tricky to navigate. Over the…

Are Work Friends, Really Friends?

So, I get pimped on the daily by PR firms to share their stuff with you guys and I rarely do! But, every once in a while a PR firm gets that I only read the headlines and sends me a good one! Like the one above! So, this is the juice from the study – “Only 15% of people believe they have a…

Happy Thanksgiving, HR and TA Friends!

I’m super thankful for 2016. I have to say in 2016 I honestly believe I’ve met more HR and TA leaders and pros in this year than any other single year in my professional career! I’m constantly told, by well-meaning folks, when I go to a new place something like, “Well, Tim, the people here are great, but from an HR (or TA) perspective,…

How To Make Friends and Manipulate People.

I grew up back in the day where the same maxims for career success still applied, and even contrarians (and smart asses) like myself knew that there were a few lines at work you never crossed. It’s the same sort of stuff that’s instilled in us from our earliest days, reinforced by our parents, teachers and peers. Be […]

Why these best friends ditched their lucrative finance jobs to bootstrap a startup that connects people over coffee

Hayden Williams and Paul Osetinsky met in school, where they shared a bunk-bed as roommates at Vanderbilt college. After graduation, they both went into finance, scoring lucrative jobs on Wall Street. But neither found investment banking fulfilling, despite the new BMWs or marble countertops they could now afford. Williams and Osetinsky wanted to explore other career options, but they really only had other finance…