Don’t Be The South African Sign Language Guy

Jason Pankow Bad HR, Current Affairs, Jason Pankow, politics

I’ve been getting a kick out of this news story of the sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s funeral.  In case you missed it, on stage at the memorial, standing next to world leaders such as our own President Obama, was a sign language interpreter relaying the messages of love and inspiration being given about one of the world’s most …

Condi Rice…Breaking Another Glass Ceiling That Shouldn’t Exist

Jason Pankow Current Affairs, Diversity, EEO, HR & Sports, Jason Pankow, politics

Before I begin my rant this morning, I should print a disclaimer.  My alma mater does not have a football team.  We have an awesome basketball team that seems to love being eliminated in the 2nd round of the tournament (I’m not bitter), but we don’t have football.  My stance on college football is that I will root for the team …

Congratulations – You’re Non-Essential

Paul Hebert Communication, Current Affairs, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Paul Hebert, politics

Other than the people who are actually responsible for it, some federal employees are being forced to stay home as the US government goes into shutdown mode. It started yesterday and like organ failure, will ripple through the halls of federal buildings as government employees begin the process of taking that long awaited unplanned vacation. I’m guessing the two NASA …

Trayvon Martin: Hoods Up, HR!

Laurie Ruettimann Laurie Ruettimann, politics, Race

George Zimmerman has been acquitted. I wonder how some of our colleagues are feeling. Do they feel like reasonable doubt is reasonable doubt? Or do they feel like they ain’t shit? What do you think about the Zimmerman trial? Do you feel that it’s inappropriate to talk about this in the office? What are your employees talking about? What are …