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Kathryn Van Arsdale

Kathryn Van Arsdale

  • Great mentors make you confident, they prepare you for life in a multitude of ways. If you think of university as a collection of mentors, that are helping you sharpen the knife and determine your focus - could you simulate a better output by product retooling?

    This is an interesting challenge as we

    Great mentors make you confident, they prepare you for life in a multitude of ways. If you think of university as a collection of mentors, that are helping you sharpen the knife and determine your focus - could you simulate a better output by product retooling?

    This is an interesting challenge as we seek to retrain a workforce who is being displaced by automation.

  • If you are thinking of working in Human Resources, know that your business ethics, judgment and risk profile will be reflexed in how you problem solve with employees. What that means for HR professionals, its imperative you work for a company and for leaders that support you and that are willing to negotiate

    If you are thinking of working in Human Resources, know that your business ethics, judgment and risk profile will be reflexed in how you problem solve with employees. What that means for HR professionals, its imperative you work for a company and for leaders that support you and that are willing to negotiate with on behalf of the employees.

    I have found most of my success in HR connecting the employees wants and needs to the overall business success. If you treat people well, if you hear people, and if you allow them enough room to surprise and delight you—they will!

  • I wish someone told me this when I was young and impressionable! You will not make your career out of things that go right; you will make your career on rebounding from things that went slightly sideways.

    There is simply nothing more impressive than a good attitude on a bad day. It is what defines

    I wish someone told me this when I was young and impressionable! You will not make your career out of things that go right; you will make your career on rebounding from things that went slightly sideways.

    There is simply nothing more impressive than a good attitude on a bad day. It is what defines you as an employee. It is what separates the boys from the men, and the girls from the women!

    Accept that you will not always be the favorite. You will not be chosen for each program and you will not be invited to each happy hour you want to attend. And if you can see the complexity in these situations and know you are still important and you can still add value—you will still have a blast at work!

  • Tangent to the article, but related to the picture match verification...

    If I picked everyone I liked on face value, and then waited for someone else to do the same, and this was a successful mechanism for finding friends and life long lovers, would that assume you can tell a book by its cover?

  • I think it will be interesting to watch if this shifts as family life changes with new technological distractions and robotic automation. Will the consumption of junk food be based on income or will it be based on lack of interaction.

  • Working in HR has allowed me to meet plenty of great couples who met at work, and it’s allowed me to see exactly what happens when things go poorly. If you are nervous, be upfront with your manager and HR partner. Your goodwill and transparency will never sabotage your post. Employers understand matter

    Working in HR has allowed me to meet plenty of great couples who met at work, and it’s allowed me to see exactly what happens when things go poorly. If you are nervous, be upfront with your manager and HR partner. Your goodwill and transparency will never sabotage your post. Employers understand matter of the heart and are prepared to change reporting lines and move bright people to new divisions.

  • If you build it, they might not come…the WFH Generation.

    In my experience, having employees work from home seems to work really well, when they are trusted known existing employees who decide to relocate. However, hiring a new employee to start as a work from home employee is tricky.

    I do not think

    If you build it, they might not come…the WFH Generation.

    In my experience, having employees work from home seems to work really well, when they are trusted known existing employees who decide to relocate. However, hiring a new employee to start as a work from home employee is tricky.

    I do not think employers are resistant to the idea of remote work as much as hiring managers. Getting a new starter up to speed by osmosis is much easier if they are sitting arms length.

    Some executives would argue that a remote workforce kills culture—but it is unclear if that happens or when that happens—what is the tipping point for culture?

  • Interesting….how much privacy at work are you willing to give up, to have less meetings? I am ready to make this trade today; I believe that pointless meetings kill the modern man and woman.