HR Girlfriends

HR Girlfriends™ is a Human Resources networking organization dedicated to advancing the practice and culture of people empowerment. Our team of Girlfriends consult, train, educate, develop, share, promote, and advocate for solutions in the field of human resource management.

Affirmation: I am powerful

I am strong, confident, and capable. My personal power is real and abundant. I stay focused. I devote my time and attention to creating solutions and fulfilling my goals. Following my passions keeps my energy levels high. I manage my emotions. When I am sad or angry, I sort out my feelings. I address the […]

Career Monday: Learn to Handle Salary Discussions With Confidence

The most challenging part of a job interview for many candidates is the question of salary. Being able to discuss money matters with confidence will help you get the compensation you want and may even improve your job satisfaction. These are some steps to take before you get a job offer, after you get a […]

HR Advisor: October 2021

National Disability Employment Awareness Month October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Declared in 1988 by the United States Congress (though its roots go back to 1945 when Congress urged employment for WWII servicemembers with disabilities), NDEAM is a good occasion for us to celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities to workplaces and the […]

Texas Limits Employer Vaccine Mandates

The governor of Texas recently issued an executive order that prevents employers from “compelling” an employee to get vaccinated if the employee objects for certain reasons. The law does not prohibit employers from mandating or encouraging vaccines, but does require that they provide exemptions from their COVID-19 vaccine mandates for employees who don’t want the […]

Career Monday: Tired of Working Without Recognition?

Employees want it, managers know it’s important, and it usually doesn’t cost a dime. When you look at it that way, you’d expect to be drowning in recognition at work. Yet, a recent Gallup poll showed that lack of workplace appreciation is a major concern among employees. It’s not that surprising when you think about […]

Career Monday: Be in Tip Top Shape for Work: Sharpen Your Mind the Night Before

A rough day at work can really wreak havoc on the rest of the week. It’s so easy for one day’s happenings to make you feel incapable of successfully carrying out your duties for the days that follow. The good news is that there’s a fix! You can actually come out of a bad day […]

Q&A: Some of our employees have been careless on the job and broken company property. Can we deduct the cost of replacing the broken items from their paychecks?

Probably not. Many states have imposed significant limitations on what kinds of things employers can take a deduction for, and often the deduction also requires employee consent. In addition, most deductions that would take an employee below minimum wage would violate federal and state wage and hour laws. Further, deducting from an exempt employee’s salary […]

Affirmation: I let go of my tendency to expect perfectionism from myself

I realize that, as a human, there is no way that I can be absolutely perfect. Expecting myself to be perfect is a lesson in frustration that I can do without! Therefore, I set my goals for more realistic expectations and set myself up for success, instead. When I set a goal, I divide it […]