So far, #SHRM18 has proven to be an inspiration of ideas and people.  My top takeaways from the Windy City include: “Drama is emotional waste.”  @CyWakeman I love Cy Wakeman and her book, Reality Based Leadership.  In her presentation, Cy described how our brains are
Guest blog written by: Lorrie Howard, Horizon Point Consulting Recently I talked about authenticity during employee hardships. With recent events in the news, including the deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, I wanted to dive deeper into how employers can help employees in need.
“…every movement of your body, every emotion you have, and every thought that passes through your mind is an expenditure of energy. Just as everything that happens outside in the physical world requires energy, everything that happens inside requires an expenditure of energy.” From The Untethered Soul
Guest blog written by: Steve Graham Job titles serve a purpose. Titles identify roles and responsibilities within an organization.  They should not define who you are. Many of my coaching clients have enjoyed successful careers, but they desire to make a change.  Too often, my
Each year at the Alabama SHRM State Conference, we survey participants to gain insights into what their biggest pain points are. Before I even looked at the data this year, my guess was that recruiting was at the top of the list or has at
Guest blog written by: Lorrie Howard, Horizon Point Consulting I recently read an article written by Amy Morin, a psychotherapist who lost her husband suddenly at age 26. She talked about how her company provided her with the bereavement leave she needed to grieve, but
Steve Boese had a great blog post recently titled “CHART OF THE DAY: Your semi-regular labor market update”. In it, Steve shares charts that show the unemployment rate dropping below 4% for the first time since 2000 and the average time to fill for positions
Guest blog written by: Taylor Simmons, Horizon Point Consulting A couple of years ago, I worked with a student who participated in a job shadow offered through a program at her school. She was interested in the medical field. However, during the job shadow, she
“….In other words, only 10 percent of organizations have be goals (what Andy Stanley means by a set of values that guide our decisions) effectively integrated in their daily practices. Mind you, many organizations write about their mission, vision and values in their annual report,
Guest blog written by: Lorrie Howard, Horizon Point Consulting Sexual harassment is not pervasive due to a need to change the law, but instead the need to change cultural values within an organization. This was the message I heard recently at an HR conference. In
Guest blog written by: Taylor Simmons, Horizon Point Consulting Values – integrity, authenticity, honesty, loyalty, service – and the list goes on. Values are what make each person unique. Individuals want to work in organizations that prioritizes values, and companies seek out individuals who add
Guest blog written by: Lorrie Howard, Horizon Point Consulting  “Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” – Sir Richard Branson As another school year comes to a close, my boys have already started getting that