• Leadership & Motivation,  Social Gravity

    If It’s Broken Help Them Fix It

    Did you know that according to the Bureau of Labor statistics the average worker will have 10 completely different jobs by the time they are forty? I hate to admit it, but I fall right in to that category. I have been an assistant network administrator, a web designer, a medical equipment supply sales rep, a teller, a new accounts rep, a Sr loan processor, a helicopter mechanic, a maintenance supervisor, a supply rep, an HR manager, a recruiter, a talent acquisition manager, and now a Sr. HR Generalist. Wow, I have held 13 different jobs in the past 17 years. Let’s just say I started very young and there…

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  • Leadership & Motivation,  Social Gravity

    The Power of Social Gravity in HR

    If you were to ask anyone to describe me I am sure they would say “Cici is outgoing and energetic.” Even as a young professional, I always made an effort to get to know people. This need to get to know people has helped me immensely because it has allowed me to use my network to get myself and my company out of trouble. Why? Because people are more willing to help you when you are nice! That is a fact. In HR, this ability to build and keep relationships is crucial. Luckily for me, I am a natural. Let me tell you a story About a time that this…

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  • Leadership & Motivation

    2 Questions to Ask to Increase Motivation

    Over the past 15 years, I have been in a leadership position in various roles from maintenance supervisor to now a Sr. HR Generalist.  As a leader, the toughest job we have is to figure out how to successfully motivate and encourage our people to come to work happy and give us 110% every day.  In the military, I learned early on that a title alone will not motivate people to make the job happen. Since I became a Sr. HR Generalist, one of my favorite things to do is New Employee Onboarding, AKA NEO. I know that seems insane, but I love being able to connect and to get…

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  • SHRM

    SHRM18 Can Change Your Life Too!

    My Experience at SHRM17 Changed My Life!   At this time last year, I thought that I had everything in place to be the best #HR pro ever! I had a few friends in Houston and other places who were helping me, and I thought I couldn’t do better. I was so wrong. Last year, I was chosen as one of the recipients of the SHRM Foundation’s Conference Scholarship. It was an amazing experience.  Everyone at #SHRM17 was so nice and so easy to talk to.  So I decided to take a moment and let it all sink in. I sat back and watched people at the conference.  I noticed…

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