December started with a huge disappointment – my father-in-law passed away. It wasn’t totally unexpected (he was 92) but he was a great guy who will very much be missed. I was blessed to have terrific in-laws. A few weeks ago, I put up the HR Bartender Tip Jar to raise money for his favorite charity (and one of mine) – Back to the Wild. Check it out if you have the chance. I think I’m going to leave it up a while longer in the hopes I can raise some more support for this great organization.
When I got back in town, the past few days have been a little hectic…with all of it being good.
First, a huge shout out to SmartBrief on Workforce. I’m on their advisory board. And I just can’t say enough nice stuff about Mary Ellen Slayter. She was kind enough to include my year-end wrap-up and my predictions post in their newsletter. I subscribe to several of their briefs…they are so worth it. If you’re not getting their info, you should definitely check it out.
Then, I had the privilege of being a panelist on HR Happy Hour. Steve Boese and Shauna Moerke are terrific co-hosts of this blog talk radio program about the latest trends in human resources. I was equally thrilled to meet Alexandra Levit, business/workplace author and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, who was on the panel with me.
And if that wasn’t enough, John Sumser from Two Color Hat launched a new digital magazine called HR Examiner. The featured story was on the Top 25 HR Digital Influencers and I was gratified to be included on the list. Yep, HR Bartender comes in at #12. Very cool news. If you’re like me and trying to stay on top of what’s happening on the internets, this is a good place to start.
While this recognition is awesome and I’m so totally appreciative, I realize none of it would exist without you. Thank you for reading, commenting, suggesting, and challenging the conversation.0