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Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – Doing It Caveman Style

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A friend of mine told me that I should liven up my blog posts. “You are a very funny guy, Tom. You should let some of that come through when you write.” I think that I have now sufficiently bored him to the point that he doesn’t read my posts anymore, but the fact that I am a writer at heart makes me want to try everything at least once. I also think that much… Read More »Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – Doing It Caveman Style

Off the Grid: Not Necessarily HR – Discussion of Udder Things

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Should a discussion examining the historical aspect of things begin with “Once upon a time…” or some other fairy tale teaser? No, because most inventions grew from ideas that were not a “once” event. Did you have milk on your cereal this morning? At some point in history somebody decided not only that this combination would be tasty, but that morning would be an appropriate time to enjoy it. Just in that one daily occurrence… Read More »Off the Grid: Not Necessarily HR – Discussion of Udder Things

Off the Grid: Not Necessarily HR – Faux Addictions

My mother was a Towelholic. I never understood her addiction, but it almost seemed like the response of a depression era kid growing up without some of the “luxuries” she enjoyed later in her life. One of the surprises we learned only after we had left home to face our own fears and addictions was that these prize possessions were kept in a chest-of-drawers in a spare bedroom. It was not just a surprise that… Read More »Off the Grid: Not Necessarily HR – Faux Addictions

Off the Grid: Not Necessarily HR – Words You Think You Know

Spending a night in a hotel exposes you to things that are not normally part of your ordinary routine. I learned a lesson long ago that buyers for hotel shampoo are mostly former hippie females and believe that everybody should smell like flowers, fruit, or some flavor of Snapple. Last week I forgot to pack my own shampoo and picked up the hotel brand to see what people were going to smell as I walked… Read More »Off the Grid: Not Necessarily HR – Words You Think You Know

Do-It-Yourself People Watching Guide

People watching is like bird watching and can prove to be a contagious sport. My wife and I often take walks through Tarrywile Park in Danbury, a 722 acre municipal park that is absolutely a treasure trove of birds. She is an avid bird watcher and I have learned so much from her… after convincing my always complaining knees that this is a healthy activity for them. I have an app on my phone that… Read More »Do-It-Yourself People Watching Guide