Tag: trying

The Parent Trap: Work, Childcare, and the COVID-19 Pandemic Create Trying Times for Working Families

As fall rapidly approaches, organizations should pay extra attention to working parents and guardians: According to a survey from The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, nearly three-quarters (72%) of U.S. employees with children under 18 in the household are anxious about balancing the demands of their job with childcare – including school re-openings, virtual learning, and daycare capacity – in the coming months. The…

When Trying to Switch Career Fields Makes You Feel Like D’Angelo From The Wire

Why is it so hard to transition from the field you started in? Yep, you guessed it — I’m spending my quarantine days and newfound unemployment watching The Wire, and I can’t recommend it enough. Seriously, if your boyfriend is annoying you about watching it, you should actually listen to him, because it’s amazing, like possibly-better-than-breaking-bad amazing.re I began The Wire at a very…

Trying Not to Lose in HR!

I usually love this time of year, primarily for March Madness and because I love basketball.  I should have spent the weekend watching the NCAA Tournament but alas nature had other plans, and instead I spent that time watching past games which weren’t quite the same. While enjoying this pastime I heard very often the sports cliche: “They are playing not to lose versus…

Have You Retired From Trying to be Young?

I clearly remember a time in my career when I tried to act like I had way more experience than I really had. “Oh yeah, I’ve been doing HR for ten years!” Assuming you count four years of experience I had working part-time service jobs in college as “HR” experience. Then one day you wake up and someone is reading your bio and they…

At Cisco, We’re Trying to Create Our Own ‘Gig Economy’ for Employees

As consumers, we’ve come to expect that when we want something, we can get it. Whether that’s a taxi, a grocery delivery, or your favorite ice cream delivered to your door. The concept of “on demand” is no longer a luxury, it’s an expectation. Naturally, that expectation is now bleeding into the professional world. People are expecting their jobs and careers to give them…

I’m Trying To Talk My Brother Into Working In HR

I’m trying to talk my little brother into working in HR. I know, I know. It’s a horrible idea for a million reasons. Wait, it’s not a terrible idea. He just had a baby, and HR offers good work-life balance if you do it correctly and don’t take yourself too seriously, which he doesn’t. There are other reasons why this is a good idea….

The Supreme Court just granted a huge victory for women trying to have it all

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant. The justices on Wednesday sided with former driver Peggy Young in throwing out lower court rulings that rejected her lawsuit. The case concerned employers’ responsibilities under the 37-year-old Pregnancy Discrimination Act….