Engaging & Empowering Early Career HR Professionals

Don’t just engage, empower!  That's the rallying cry from our board member, Andy Brantley, CEO of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR).  Andy (far right) is pictured here with coworkers Wes Harmon, Julie Boggs, and Jessica Waddell.  In 2012, Andy tasked this cross-functional team of early career HR professionals with an important … Continue reading Engaging & Empowering Early Career HR Professionals

Mentors, Inspirations and Trailblazers

Today's guest post is courtesy of our board member, Andy Brantley.  Andy is  President and CEO of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR).  This post, concerning the mentors and others who inspire us, is timely as we look ahead to a new year.  Who's been your greatest inspiration in your career? Stop for … Continue reading Mentors, Inspirations and Trailblazers

Enjoying Work & Life: Stop and Smell the Azaleas

Today's guest blog post is written by our board member, Andy Brantley.  Andy is President and CEO of CUPA-HR. When was the last time you were involved in an event or activity that caused you to look around and think, “I am so fortunate to be here?” To be honest, I never really thought about … Continue reading Enjoying Work & Life: Stop and Smell the Azaleas

Is the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 Good for Workers or Not?

This week I spoke with my Workforce Institute colleagues Sue Meisinger and Andy Brantley about the Working Families Flexibility Act currently making its way through Congress.  If passed, this Act would enable private sector employers to offer comp time in lieu of overtime pay to their hourly workers.  This has been the case for public … Continue reading Is the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 Good for Workers or Not?

Podcast with Andy Brantley: Finding Future Leaders While Managing Change

I had a great conversation this week with our board member, Andy Brantley.  Andy is the CEO of CUPA-HR, and spends a lot of his time helping HR professionals in higher education by providing the knowledge, resources, advocacy and connections they need to achieve organizational and workforce excellence. Andy contributed a chapter to our latest … Continue reading Podcast with Andy Brantley: Finding Future Leaders While Managing Change

Workforce Stimulus Plan

As our new President is inaugurated today, we’re all keen to see the audacity of hope converted into the realization of productive change that can restore our economy and put our growing numbers of unemployed Americans back to work. One of the most burning issues for many Americans is what the new administration will do … Continue reading Workforce Stimulus Plan