Tomorrow is the U.S. holiday Memorial Day. The purpose of the holiday is to pay homage to the people who have served in the armed forces. I’d like to think that most every country has their own version of Memorial Day, whether it’s Remembrance Day or Veterans Day or something else, even if they don’t recognize it this weekend.
So as you’re grilling, watching basketball or spending time at the beach, take a moment to thank a veteran for the sacrifices they’ve made. And think about the challenges facing them as they return to the civilian workforce. I found a great resource called Military.com that shares practical information about making a professional transition.
This week also marks the start of hurricane season. This might not be big news for everyone but, where I live, hurricane season is important and it’s essential to get prepared. Even if you aren’t subject to hurricanes, there’s probably some other kind of natural disaster you need to prepare for. Make sure you’re familiar with your company’s disaster plan and you have a family plan as well.
Lastly, I’m doing a bit of celebrating and wanted to share the news. HR Bartender was listed on Fistful of Talent and HR Capitalist’s Talent Management Blog Power Rankings and Evan Carmichael’s Top 50 Human Resources Blogs to Watch in 2010. Lots of terrific blogs are on mentioned. Be sure to check it out. You might find some new reading along the way. (Oh and P.S. There’s a caricature of me on the Evan Carmichael site! At least I think it’s me…haha)
I can’t really think of an eloquent way to wrap up these random thoughts except to say thanks. Thank you to the people who keep me safe and to the folks who recognize the work I do. I’m one very lucky Bartender. Cheers!0