The best way to find your next career move

The best way to find your next career move

As a member, you can post HR job postings for FREE. That means you can use your recruiting budget to upgrade job postings and gain more visibility. With TalentBoost receive up to 400% more responses from qualified candidates. When you select this upgrade, your post gets pay-per-click distribution to a network of over 1000 job […]

Increase your HR knowledge with on-demand HR training all year long

Increase your HR knowledge with on-demand HR training all year long

When you open up your email inbox every Wednesday you get a trending HR topic.  If all you do is just read these every week, you’re already adding knowledge and expertise to your professional HR hat. When you’re ready to take that knowledge to the next level, log into the HR Girlfriend’s member portal and […]

Work With Us! HR Girlfriends has an Intern Position Available

Work With Us! HR Girlfriends has an Intern Position Available

Our membership organization is looking for a Social Media Intern to join our fast-paced team. The ideal applicant will possess strong knowledge of the digital media landscape, including various social media sites. The successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring and posting on blogs and social networks, engaging in online forums, participating in online

Affirmation: I outline the big picture on my canvas before I paint in the small intricate details

Affirmation: I outline the big picture on my canvas before I paint in the small intricate details

Just as a painter envisions his masterpiece, I envision living my dreams. I know where I am going and how I plan to get there. The exact details of my journey, though, are yet to be filled in. In my masterpiece, the big picture is outlined with my goals. I know that regardless of how […]

Q&A: A remote employee’s roommate has been disrupting their work to the point that their performance is suffering. How should we handle this?

Q&A: A remote employee’s roommate has been disrupting their work to the point that their performance is suffering. How should we handle this?

This situation should be handled the same way you’d manage most work disruptions affecting an employee’s performance. Start by having a conversation with the employee about the disruption and explaining your concerns and performance expectations. Remind them that it’s their responsibility to maintain a working environment where they can be successful. Feel free to brainstorm […]

Affirmation: The time to go after my dreams is now.

Affirmation: The time to go after my dreams is now.

Only I hold the power to create the life I desire. I want to make my dreams come true so each day I work on at least one task toward accomplishing my life goals. I prompt myself each morning to consider my goals. I think about what I can do today to move closer toward […]

Q&A: What’s the difference between a furlough and a layoff?

Q&A: What’s the difference between a furlough and a layoff?

Furloughs and layoffs are ways to reduce labor costs during times of economic hardship. They both involve a loss of work for employees, but there is a key difference between them. A furlough continues employment but reduces scheduled hours or requires a period of unpaid leave. Because the employment relationship remains intact, employees typically expect […]

Affirmation: I am confident in my ability to follow through.

Affirmation: I am confident in my ability to follow through.

I know I can follow through on my promises because I only make promises that I can keep. Before I make a promise, I check my schedule to ensure it is something I can work in. If it isn’t, I do not commit to it in the first place. I find it is better in […]

Career Monday: 13 Strategies for Making Your Job Search More Efficient

Career Monday: 13 Strategies for Making Your Job Search More Efficient

Some things are beyond your control when you’re searching for a job. You wait for companies to call you back, and you compete with other candidates who may have stronger qualifications. However, you can take charge of making your job hunt more efficient. That way you’ll make the process faster and more rewarding, regardless of […]

Q&A: A remote employee told us they were injured at home during their workday. What are our responsibilities?

Q&A: A remote employee told us they were injured at home during their workday. What are our responsibilities?

When an employee informs you that they were injured while working from home, take the claim seriously and follow your usual procedure for a workplace injury. Here are the steps we recommend: * Thank them for letting you know about the injury and ask if they need medical attention. If necessary, help them get it. […]

Affirmation: My choices today support my goals for tomorrow

Affirmation: My choices today support my goals for tomorrow

Each day is a reminder that I am one step closer to my goals. Keeping that in mind helps me to stay on track with the choices I make. I am responsible and mature enough to make strategic life decisions. The focus that goal achievement requires rarely daunts me. When I think of my future […]

Career Monday: How to Make the Most of Working from Home

Career Monday: How to Make the Most of Working from Home

Working from home is becoming much more common. On the surface, it sounds ideal. You can work in your robe while you talk to your dog. You might even have your favorite movie on in the background. Your boss can’t even track your internet time! But working from home has its disadvantages, too. It’s not […]

Q&A: What are Whistleblower Protections?

Q&A: What are Whistleblower Protections?

Whistleblowing occurs when an employee reports wrongdoing (dangerous, illegal, or unethical activity or practices by the company or its employees) either directly to the employer or to an outside authority. Many laws, including the Occupational Safety and Health Act, consider whistleblowing a protected activity, meaning you can’t lawfully retaliate against an employee for making such a report. […]