Well, there is no getting around the fact that as the year draws to a close, it’s a time of reflection. I like to look back to see what I did that was expected and what changed. I’ve been blessed this year to have more good than bad, and even with a few health setbacks, I’m proud of what I have been able to accomplish, participate in, and the people I’ve been able to help and collaborate with.
I’m grateful to have tried a new aspect of the HCM profession, to have the ability to travel to too many locations to list, and to meet and spend time with some of the most interesting people. I’m proud to have a career that is not only challenging but gives me the opportunity to work with people I really like and respect.
Two HR-related things that continue to make me proud are my involvement with HRevolution and HR Happy Hour radio show. Both have been part of my life for over five years and I have grown as a person because of my interactions through both ventures.
I have the best partners in both projects. In 2015, I expect that both HRevolution and HR Happy Hour will take on new direction and that is an exciting feeling I can share with my collaborators Ben Eubanks, Matt Stollak and Steve Boese. We hope you’ll continue to join us for the ride.
From a work perspective, the thing I’m most proud of is taking on new challenges. One of those, HCMx Radio, has been some of the best learning for me. Brandon Hall Group leaders decided we wanted to start a podcast in the HCM space that is different from all the rest. HCMx Radio accomplishes that by incorporating research into every episode. We’re the first to make that commitment.
If you haven’t checked out the new show, I hope you will and then add it to your favorites. We post shows twice a month so it’s the perfect way to add small bites of HCM learning to your month. Here are the recent episodes:
- Stop the Insanity: How to Get Different Results With Your Employee Engagement
- Sharp Contrast Between Urgency and Readiness in Talent Management
- Talking Talent Acquisition with Kyle Lagunas
I am excited to see what 2015 holds. In the mean time, tell me what you did that made you most proud in 2014….