Sara Blakely

One Question That Changed This Entrepreneur’s Life

In this video, Spanx founder Sara Blakely challenges the status quo of owning a business. Early on, she asked the right question that revolutionized her business and made her owner of a...

Active Shooters in the Workplace and Learning How to Survive

According to a 2016 report by Everbridge, “69% of workplaces view an active shooter incident as a top threat, but 79% of organizations responded that they were not prepared for this level...

From College Drop out to Billion Dollar Business Owner

This is an image of Kendra Scott who is a successful business woman.

Should Traditional Thinking Regarding Marijuana and the Workplace Go up in Smoke?

For the past 50 years, the debate has raged regarding whether marijuana should be legalized.  I remember writing a paper on this topic, while in college, many years ago.  Today, while the...

Veteran Hiring that Works

Military Service to our country is not something to be taken lightly.  These brave men and woman sacrifice incredible amounts of themselves in the name of protecting our nation, however when their...

Direct Primary Care May Save Healthcare

Do you get a sick feeling in your stomach every time you have to prepare for benefits selection or plan design/renewal?  Over the past 10 years, healthcare costs have risen on average...

Blowing up the Annual Performance Review

I think everyone has seen the trailer to a scary film, where the dark music plays and you just know that at any second, something very frightening is going to jump out...

Rejection Is Redirection: The YoPro Way

If you're interested in a television or radio field, I would say go for it, prepare yourself, and have a thick skin because it is highly competitive. People criticize you and you...

Why Internal Recruiting Works

Today there are many options when it comes to recruiting and there is not a one size fits all approach.  Depending on the size of the particular HR department and the number...
Survive HR

What Top Leadership Wants From Their HR Department

I frequently mentor young to mid-career HR professionals, most of whom invariably ask me how they can advance their career to the highest levels. As with most subjects lacking mathematic or scientific...

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