📓 rising thru ranks & reigniting passion

✍🏽 How can I secure a promotion this year? Context: I know I’m ready to take the next step in my career because I have been working on some majorly important projects at my organization, taking on more work and operating at a higher level. I’ve been in my current role for 2+ years and…

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📓 salary clarity: decoding compensation philosophies

✍🏽 What do you think about a candidate asking a company what their written compensation philosophy is during the interview process?  📣 Marnie Robbins, Founder of VibeHRC:  IMO, asking about a company’s written compensation philosophy is both shrewd and acceptable. Compensation philosophy’s are a great indicator of a company’s approach to people. When written well,…

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🏆 commending contributions

✍🏽 General Manager (CEO) wants departments to nominate and vote on a departmental employee of the year, and then all staff organization wide will vote on that pool to select an org-wide employee of the year. It feels icky and like it may just end up being a popularity contest, and also not very culturally…

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🪪 scenarios to certify & support

✍🏽 How important are HR certifications (HRCI + SHRM) and how to decide which one to get?! Context: Start-up, <20 people, currently fundraising for Series A. I’m an experienced admin professional, now doing mostly everything HR – and I’m the only one in the company doing HR. I have a lot of work experience that…

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🍗 winging it & serving it up

✍🏽 How do you help a business owner see the need for a formal HR program when they’ve gone 40+ years just “winging it”? Context: Trucking industry, 140 drivers (30% company, 70% contractor), 40 full-time staff (not including drivers). Family-owned business second/third generation. For example, no performance reviews, no ombudsman program, just an “open door…

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