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June 27, 2018

Supreme Court Delivers Fair Share Case Decision

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling on Janus v. AFSCME, a high-profile case with big implications for unions, leaders, and school systems across the country.

January 15, 2015

6 Lessons on the Power of Teacher Leadership

Learn how the Tennessee Department of Education and teachers from across the state worked together to develop innovative teacher leader models.

January 14, 2014

FSA "Use-It-Or-Lose-It" Rules Modified

Many organizations offer Flexible Spending Accounts, commonly known as FSA's, in addition to employee health insurance as a way to attract and retain staff. Recent changes to FSA rules impact spending, healthcare, patient wellbeing, taxes, and the management of benefits. Are you up-to-date?

June 15, 2013

Employer Sponsored Insurance Dramatically Changing

While flipping through the latest HR Magazine, an infographic caught my eye. It related to a conversation I was having only yesterday on rising health insurance costs and the decline in the number of organizations offering employer sponsored insurance (known in the industry as ESI). According to a ...

May 09, 2013

Honoring Teachers: More Stories of Thanks

As a continuation of my blog yesterday, here are several more stories from colleagues and friends about educators who have made a difference in the lives of their students. While we make a special point to honor teachers this week, these stories are a reminder that just as great educators work for t...

May 08, 2013

Honoring Teachers Who Made A Difference: Stories Of Thanks

In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week and the outstanding service of millions of educators across the country, I asked several of my colleagues to provide stories about a teacher or teachers who made a difference in their lives. You will see that the stories below are a fun, positive, and refr...

September 18, 2012

How Have Human Capital Reforms Helped Your District Excel?

Stakeholder engagement, accountability, transparency, trust, alignment, sustainability, and ongoing communications are all critical to building a strategic human capital system that transcends the transactional existence of many district HR departments. This transformation is essential to creating a...

August 23, 2012

Is Your HR Department on the Leading- or Bleeding-edge?

I received an email earlier this week that immediately caught my eye. The tag line said, "Why it's time for HR to quit being so wimpy." I am always interested in new, innovate, and strategic ways to approach HR, so I had to check it out. The link took me to a blog, by the business and HR thought le...

July 05, 2012

HR Skills Are In Demand

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently reported that there is a shortage of HR professionals. The news doesn't surprise me as more organizations and industries start to realize the importance of a highly skilled, strategic HR function. Many districts, for example, are hiring HR profe...

April 27, 2012

Resume 101

Last week, I had an interesting conversation with my coworkers about reviewing résumés that were excellent, poorly-written, and even inappropriate, and how important a résumé can be in making a good first impression with an employer. This inspired me to share some lessons for creating and mainta...

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