About HR Bartender

Sharlyn Lauby, Lauby, hr bartender, hr, human resources, ITM Group
Hi! I’m Sharlyn Lauby and welcome to HR Bartender. Please pull up a stool, order your favorite beverage, and join the conversation…the bar is always open.

You’re probably wondering where the name HR Bartender came from…

As a human resources professional, I’ve always felt like my colleagues and employees wanted me to be like their neighborhood bartender – that friendly face who’s there when you need them.  After a long day at the office, they listen, laugh with you, occasionally offer advice and, when you need it, give you that encouragement to go out and do what you need to do.

HR Bartender focuses on topics that relate to the workplace, not just human resources. Some of our most popular subjects deal with career advice, leadership, management, and office politics. I frequently answer reader questions about everything from how to follow-up after a job interview to preparing for job assignments in another country. The site is updated 3-4 times a week.

Since starting HR Bartender, I’m proud to say the blog is consistently recognized for its practical content and it’s been named one of the Top 10 Business and HR Blogs to Read by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

When I’m not tending bar, my “day job” is president of  ITM Group, Inc. We’re a training company focused on developing programs to retain and engage talent in the workplace. My off-hours are spent searching for the best cheeseburger on the planet, fabulous wines that cost less than $10/bottle and unusual iPad apps. You can check out my full bio here [pdf].

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