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Latinx Heritage Month is Coming – What Are You Reading?

Confession time: My intern and right-hand gal, Shweta, and I were reviewing our content and social media calendar recently h to see what holidays and celebrations are coming up that employers might benefit from HR tidbits about. We saw National Hispanic (now Latinx?!?) Heritage month starts in September and thought great – we can celebrate …

Annual AZ SHRM Conference Recap

Arizona SHRM successfully concluded its first-ever virtual conference last week. The theme was, “Human Factors in Technology” and what a perfect topic as we embrace working remotely in some fashion more and more the future as well as consider what the future of AI holds for us. What could have been a boring, humdrum, “Zoombie” …

The 19th Amendment and Celebrating the Right to Vote

This blog comes from guest writer, and Copper Quail Consulting (CQC) HR Intern, Shweta Deokule, MBA! Shweta holds an MBA and several HR certifications. She and Tara Bethell, CQC Founder, recently attended an event featuring Harriet Dominique who serves as a Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Community Affairs at USAA as a lead …

Why Don’t Recruiters Reach Out To Me?

Recently, I’ve been back in recruiting mode to help a new company and while I love connecting with interesting people, there are so many things applicants do that drive me crazy. This experience solidified my thought that I could never be a full-time recruiter. It also inspired me to share a few tips and ideas …

Use Your Darn PTO and Feel Better!

Are you falling prey to the movement right now to not take PTO (paid time off) because you can’t go anywhere exotic this summer? Or you don’t want to “just stay home”? Well, stop that! You’re doing yourself, your family/friends, and your work a disservice. And if you are still finding barriers, I will offer …

4 Ways To Increase Engagement Now

Employee engagement, the emotional connection, excitement and readiness employees should feel each day to tackle their work, can be influenced greatly by the relationship (or lack thereof) they have with their supervisor. If a supervisor, or company leaders in general, feel that engagement is down, there are several ways to gather data and put new …

Do Referral Programs Promote Racism?

“Refer your friends and family to earn a bonus!” We’ve all heard about these programs and I know I’ve used this as a recruitment tool. Does this create Homogeneous Hiring? Does it perpetuate Systemic Racism? It certainly can, but like most things…it depends. I am still a huge fan of having a robust employee referral …

Keep Your Skills Sharp

What are you doing with your newfound time since you’re not commuting to work as often as you used to? Why not use that time to sharpen your skills & support your community?! With the newfound time many folks have from less commuting, traveling, or going out, it is the perfect opportunity to volunteer in your …

Staff Appreciation – Don’t Blow It

If you missed the AzODN Recognition and Appreciation Zoom Program, you missed a good one! We talked about successful and failed attempts in giving and receiving recognition and appreciation and the lasting impact (positive and negative) those experiences had on us. Here is a list of resources to help get you started (or you can …

Measure, Don’t Monitor, WFH Staff

Ten years ago, when an employee asked to work from home, the answer was often something like, “Well, if we do that for you, we’ll have to do it for everyone.” As an HR gal, I get that it’s important to consider all sides of an option to see what precedent it sets. I understand …