Posted by: Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) | December 16, 2013

December President’s Message

Hello to all of my PIHRA friends. Just a friendly reminder to those of you that are up for renewal for your membership. Do not let it lapse. It is easy to renew your membership online at www.pihra.org. Also do not forget to sign upfor one of the three Legal Updates in January. They are January 9, 2014 in Garden Grove, January 14, 2014 in Ontario and January 16, 2014 in Burbank. As always if you have any questions about your membership you can email the Membership Department at membership@pihra.org.

With the 2014 year closely upon us, we are preparing for a year long birthday party. PIHRA is 70 years old next year. We will be celebrating in many different ways, with a big birthday bash at our Annual Conference in August. Keep your eyes open for the coming events.

This past weekend in Irvine we had our Annual PIHRA Leadership Conference. Over 50 of your leaders met together to be trained in their duties and responsibilities as a leader of this great association. We have great leaders who I know will be taking this association to the next level and want the best for this association. You are all in capable hands and I am excited for their dedication and passion for this association. We received training on understanding each other and those that we work with. We had expert trainers on this subject and your leaders will be bringing back valuable tools for all of you to use in your respective districts.

One final that thing that was discussed is that we as a PIHRA need more of a clear “Game Plan”. In the next few months your leaders will begin to design that plan and then in turn communicate it to the rest of you. The plans will be Tactical (1 year), Operational (2 years) and Strategic (3 years). If asked to volunteer to be a part of this process, please throw your hat in. Succession planning is a big in any organization and we want you to be a part of it.

I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope 2014 is your best year ever.

Have a great month!!!

Wayne L. Munyer, PHR
2013-14 Volunteer President

Posted by: Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) | December 16, 2013

November President’s Message

Greetings to all of my PIHRA friends. First of all most of you, if not all of you should have received your membership renewal for the 2014 year. Please renew as soon as you can to make sure your membership does not lapsed. There are many different ways to renew. The simplest is on the online method. Many of the discounts for the annual programs are discounted and it is a great to take advantage of these rates. The first deadline is November 30, 2013 for the Annual Legal Update. If you have any questions about your membership, email the Membership Department at membership@pihra.org.

As we approach the holiday season my mind always make me think of things that I am grateful for and the many blessings I have received over my life. One thing I always remember is the traditions I grew up with and even continue to this day, even though my parents are no longer living. My children continue these traditions in their own homes. Why are traditions so important? In my family it brings us closer together and it is a good excuse to get my family together and share some great memories.

Now what does this have to do with the Human Resources Profession? In my humble opinion I feel the Human Resource can have a profound effect on the culture of any organization. We can assist in establishing values in making our organizations a “Best Place to Work” by the things we establish and the values we portray to our company. Like traditions make families stay close together, having values that become traditions of our organization make it more an enjoyable experience and make employees want to work for you. As I mentioned in my last article, I just left my place of employment that I had been with for almost 9 years. Since I have left I have a lot of communication with a lot of my former co-workers who thanked me for some the values (traditions) that I assisted in establishing and are continuing even after I left. But do you know what the great thing is that they are beginning to establish new values to make the company more valuable their employees.

Let us all evaluate the values and traditions in our organizations. We have all heard of the “Mission, Vision and Values” that all should have in our organizations. It never hurts to take another look at them to see how we can better our organizations.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and I am thankful for all of you and what you do to make PIHRA the “HR Organization of Choice”.

Have a great month!!!

Wayne L. Munyer, PHR
2013-14 Volunteer President

800×600

Greetings to all of my PIHRA friends. First of all most of you, if not all of you should have received your membership renewal for the 2014 year. Please renew as soon as you can to make sure your membership does not lapsed. There are many different ways to renew. The simplest is on the online method. Many of the discounts for the annual programs are discounted and it is a great to take advantage of these rates. The first deadline is November 30, 2013 for the Annual Legal Update. If you have any questions about your membership, email the Membership Department at membership@pihra.org.

As we approach the holiday season my mind always make me think of things that I am grateful for and the many blessings I have received over my life. One thing I always remember is the traditions I grew up with and even continue to this day, even though my parents are no longer living. My children continue these traditions in their own homes. Why are traditions so important? In my family it brings us closer together and it is a good excuse to get my family together and share some great memories.

Now what does this have to do with the Human Resources Profession? In my humble opinion I feel the Human Resource can have a profound effect on the culture of any organization. We can assist in establishing values in making our organizations a “Best Place to Work” by the things we establish and the values we portray to our company. Like traditions make families stay close together, having values that become traditions of our organization make it more an enjoyable experience and make employees want to work for you. As I mentioned in my last article, I just left my place of employment that I had been with for almost 9 years. Since I have left I have a lot of communication with a lot of my former co-workers who thanked me for some the values (traditions) that I assisted in establishing and are continuing even after I left. But do you know what the great thing is that they are beginning to establish new values to make the company more valuable their employees.

Let us all evaluate the values and traditions in our organizations. We have all heard of the “Mission, Vision and Values” that all should have in our organizations. It never hurts to take another look at them to see how we can better our organizations.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and I am thankful for all of you and what you do to make PIHRA the “HR Organization of Choice”.

Have a great month!!!

Wayne L. Munyer, PHR

2013-14 Volunteer President

Normal
0

false
false
false

EN-US
X-NONE
X-NONE

MicrosoftInternetExplorer4

/* Style Definitions */
table.MsoNormalTable
{mso-style-name:”Table Normal”;
mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;
mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;
mso-style-noshow:yes;
mso-style-priority:99;
mso-style-parent:””;
mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;
mso-para-margin:0in;
mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;
mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:”Times New Roman”,”serif”;}

Posted by: Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) | July 10, 2013

July President’s Message

July President’s Message

Just a reminder, our annual conference, the California HR Conference®, will be held on August 26-28, 2013. The next deadline for a price break is July 31. After that it is onsite registration only. Go to http://cahrconference.org for further information. You do not want to miss out at the one of the nation’s largest HR conferences. Hope to see you all there.

This last month I went to SHRM Annual Conference in Chicago. What a great conference with a wealth of information. I want to mention one of the sessions I went to. It was a session where Steve Gilliland, CSP, CPAE spoke on the subject “Making a Difference”. The whole session itself was very uplifting and enlightening. One thing I want to talk about is a statement he made in the very beginning. He ask all of the attendees to think about the five people who have influenced you the most and write down what they did for you to be that influence on you. The first few people were very easy to choose, but the last few were a little more difficult. I eventually completed my list. My first choice was my Father because of the integrity, work ethic and trustworthiness that he instilled in me and my siblings. After I completed this exercise it made me think about is that if I as a person and professional doing those things that someday I may be on someone’s list. I say that in all humility. What does have to do with Human Resources and our profession? I feel we need to be that trusted advisor to all those that we work with. What are we doing to “Make a Difference” in our workplaces and our personal lives? Only you can answer that question. I suggest we do the exercise mentioned above and choose those characteristics and values of those that we have admired and begin or continue to apply them. I know it will make all of us better at what we do. I hope everyone has a great month.

Wayne L Munyer, PHR
2013-14 PIHRA Volunteer President

Posted by: Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) | July 10, 2013

Revlon Run/Walk 2013 Update

Revlon Run/Walk 2013 Update

by Lynn Gleim, Team Captain

Team PIHRA Revlon Run Walk 2013We did it!  We raised $5,249.35 in team donations for the 20th Annual Revlon Run/Walk For Women – Los Angeles.

Team PIHRA has participated for 12 years and we have raised a total of $128,622.16 in donations to help fund and find a cure for women’s cancers.

We hope to see you next year on Saturday, May 10, 2014!

Posted by: Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) | July 10, 2013

June President’s Message

June President’s Message

Schools are getting out for the summer and everyone is getting ready for vacations. I hope all of you are doing something fun this summer. Another plug for this year’s California HR Conference, August 26-28, 2013. Even though the early bird fee has passed, you should make every attempt to attend this year’s conference. Only if you can attend one day or two days, it is well worth your time. As I mentioned before we have great keynote speakers and many robust Concurrent Sessions. Also the Certification credits are in abundance. Please introduce yourself and have a great time networking with your fellow HR professionals.

What I want to talk about this month is some of the great benefits you receive as a PIHRA. For the $125 annual membership fee, the benefits are endless. The Member Only Section on the pihra.org website goes into greater detail, so I will mention only a few. The LawRoom gives you many HR related helps, such as forms, hotline and various other helpful tools to any HR Professional. Webinars are once a month (this months one is on Friday, June 14) on hot HR topics. My personal favorite is the Listserv. The Listserv is one of the most valuable tools that PIHRA offers. You can ask questions, advice or sometimes HR professionals give each other a pat on the back. Any time I have asked a question or looked for advice, I have received numerous responses to help me in my career. I want to thank those that are actively involved (you know who you are) for your great contributions to the HR Profession. For those that have not signed up, go to the Members Only area of the website and sign up now. You will not regret it. My suggestion to all of you is to explore the pihra.org website and see all of the great benefits you deserve to benefit from. If you have questions about the benefits you have, you can contact our Membership Manager, Christy Coe at Christy@pihra.org. Have a great month.

Wayne L Munyer, PHR
2013-14 PIHRA Volunteer President

Posted by: Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) | May 23, 2013

2013 PIHRA Foundation Annual Silent Auction

2013 PIHRA Foundation Annual Silent Auction
Support our Annual Silent Auction now!

Your PIHRA Foundation board is working hard and planning for the most successful PIHRA Foundation Annual Silent Auction of all time!

Just a few more months until Auction time is here!  The auction will be held in the exhibit hall on August 26-27 at the 2013 California HR Conference at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The PIHRA Foundation is once again fortunate to have a beautiful fine jewelry ring generously donated to benefit the Silent Auction!  The (Prasiolite) Green Amethyst, surrounded by white sapphire with Smokey Quartz (sides). Designed by Roberto Ricci will be raffled-off as the grand prize!

Included in the raffle will be a one week time-share in Puerto Vallarta, in addition to various event tickets, weekend trips, and other fun and valuable items!   It is a great place to come and shop for gifts and support PIHRA and the Foundation’s efforts to advance the profession across Southern California!

Please consider donating to the PIHRA Foundation Silent Auction this year!  You can help make the 2013 Silent Auction surpass the record breaking success of the PIHRA Foundation Silent Auction in 2012!

We count on the generous donations of PIHRA members and HR supporting institutions just like you, to provide valuable auction items. If your organization provides a product or service that would be of interest to PIHRA members to bid on, please consider a contribution to our auction.  Our success depends on the generous donations of PIHRA members and HR supporting institutions to provide valuable auction items.

If you know of someone (spouse, friend, neighbor) who “has connections” we would appreciate your outreach for additional leads.   In order to generate excitement for the event,  Items worth more than $100 are particularly appreciated, but gift cards and other items at any level are gladly accepted!

This is a great opportunity to expand your company brand and to market organization donations as all items provided will be on display as attendees enter the exhibit hall. All donors will have an opportunity to recognize their company, PIHRA district location or as an individual contributor…. as well as view and bid on your item(s) or product(s).    Please don’t delay, donate or send leads today!!

Contact John Silver at john@jhowardandassociates.com or 661.803.1072 with your donation or for further information.  Thank you PIHRA Foundation’s Silent Auction Committee.

Posted by: Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) | May 14, 2013

2014-2015 PIHRA Executive Committee Elections – Call For Volunteers

2014-2015 PIHRA Executive Committee Elections – Call For Volunteers

We extended the deadline to submit nomination forms to Friday, May 17, 2013.

Are you a leader? Do you want to help promote the human resources community? The PIHRA Nominating Committee is pleased to announce four opportunities for volunteer leadership on the 2014-2015 PIHRA Executive Committee.
The PIHRA Nominating Committee is interested in you if you . . .

  • Are a current voting PIHRA member in good standing
  • Have served as a PIHRA voting board member in the past
  • Are interested in serving the human resources profession through a volunteer leadership role in PIHRA

PIHRA is the premier HR association in California and the largest affiliate of SHRM.

The following terms of office expire December 31, 2013.

  • Secretary
  • VP of Membership
  • VP of Leadership
  • VP of Emerging Affairs

Interested?  Email Marilyn Monahan, presidentelect@pihra.org, and specify the position you have interest in.  You will be emailed a nomination form, which needs to be completed and returned by May 17, 2013.

Sincerely,
Marilyn A. Monahan
2013-2014 PIHRA President-Elect

Volunteer Opportunities

Secretary   

The Secretary shall keep a record of minutes of meetings of both the members and the directors, give notices of all meetings, provide ballots and perform such other duties and exercise such powers as the Board or the President may assign.  The Secretary is a voting member of the Executive Committee.

Vice President – Membership

The Vice President of Membership Development shall be responsible for member recruiting and retention and perform such other duties and exercise such powers as the Board or the President may assign.

Vice President – Leadership  

The Vice President of Leadership shall be responsible for maintaining communication between the districts, encouraging visitations, facilitating the exchange of ideas and resources, succession planning, problem resolution and acting as liaison between the District Chairs, the PIHRA administrative staff and the Executive Committee. The Vice President of Leadership will ensure that incoming district officers have access to resources and training for their positions and perform such other duties and exercise such powers as the Board or the President may assign.

Vice President – Emerging Affairs

The Vice President of Emerging Affairs shall be responsible for monitoring and evaluating PIHRA’s diversity awareness and education efforts, including efforts to diversify PIHRA’s membership and leadership, promoting diversity awareness, and assisting with education programs and outreach opportunities to strengthen the organization and provide guidance to various segments of the membership (i.e., students, in-transition, etc.) and shall perform such other duties and exercise such powers as the Board or the President may assign.

Posted by: Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) | May 13, 2013

Time for a Summer Break?

Time for a Summer Break?
by Jay Lewis,Club PIHRA

What a perfect day!  Sun is shining, a warm summer breeze blows in through the window, cars pass by with surfboards strapped to the top, a classic Beach Boys tune plays on the radio, and the familiar aroma of Hawaiian Tropic suntan oil . . . . Hey, wait a minute.  Get back to work and quit day dreaming.  You’ve got a pile in the “In” box and a bunch of deadlines to meet.

Is it finally time for a summer break?  Last month we talked about some great ideas for your organization’s summer social activities.  This month we promised that we would talk about the option of hosting a “Summer Break”.  What is a summer break you might ask?  A summer break is a social event that your company or organization might host for employees and company guests.  Many companies hold picnics, parties, visits to amusement parks or other locations.  However, if a company does not have the time, budget or desire to pull off a full-scale summer event, they might choose to put together a “Summer Break”, which is generally a social event on a smaller scale held at the workplace location.  It could be:

  • An early morning event held just after the employees arrive at work to kick start the day
  • A lunch time event
  • A late afternoon event held just before the team leaves the office for the weekend.
  • A surprise event announced at a spontaneous time.
  • Or it can be an event where people stop in at random times throughout the day when their schedule allows.

The main objectives for holding a “Summer Break” are to:

  • Give the team a short break from the work day.
  • Allow the employees an opportunity to gather for socializing and to make new acquaintances.
  • Show team members that the company recognizes their efforts and cares about their well being by hosting a special event.
  • Allows management to socialize and communicate with the employees.

Some companies choose to host these smaller events on a monthly basis.  By giving each “Summer Break” a different theme, the organization is able to keep the special events fresh and exciting, well attended and highly anticipated by the team.

Some of the more popular ideas include:

Donut Tasting

Nobody will admit it anymore, but most people still like donuts.  Start off the day by holding a good old fashioned donut tasting in the lobby.  As everyone wanders in from the freeway commute battle ground, they can experience the wonderful world of donuts, milk, hot chocolate and a cappuccino cart to get a fresh start on the day.  Cut the donuts into bite size pieces so that everyone can try different flavors.  Nothing says good morning quite like this.  Be sure to have a few low fat and sugar-free choices set aside for those with special dietary needs.

Lemonade Bar

A bar at work?? Well, this one’s ok because all we serve is lemonade . . . and  in an exciting array of flavors.  Peach, hibiscus, passion fruit, tiger’s blood, watermelon, blueberry and the list goes on.  To top it off, add a selection of gourmet cookies or fruit trays.

Hawaiian Shave Ice Stand

Welcome to the tropics.  What better way to say hello to summer than with a mouth watering cup of shave ice in a choice of flavors. Put on some island music, have a tropical wardrobe contest, and for the really brave, a chance on the Robo surfer, which will truly test their hang ten skills. (Robo surfer is a simulated surfing inflatable game that determines  how long the guest can remain on a moving surfboard.)

Batter Up! 

A baseball game without hot dogs and peanuts?  No way.  Employees can take an afternoon trip to the stadium counter for a foot long Dodger Dog and a bag of peanuts.  Throw in some baseball theme music, a baseball trivia contest or some game highlights on the video screen.  And last but not least, a fast pitch game will see how well those great athletes in the office can really throw a fast ball.

The Boardwalk

Anyone who has visited Balboa Island or Newport Beach has to know how great a Balboa Bar or Frozen Banana tastes. Bring the beach to the office with a Balboa Bar shop.  Frozen bananas and ice cream bars dipped in chocolate and rolled in a tray of rainbow sprinkles, nuts, butter brickle, coconut . . . and more.  A few boardwalk games, some Beach Boys tunes and the fun begins.  Oh, and of course an award for the best pair of Bermuda shorts.

The Good Old Days

Pull up a stool for a genuine handmade malt on a 1950’s spindle malt machine.  The thickest shakes this side of Staten Island.  Is root beer your flavor?  Then have the soda jerk throw in a scoop of ice cream for an ice cold float.  Have a hula hoop and bubble blowing contest.  Don’t forget to spin the hop sock vinyl and have awards for the best poodle skirt, duck tail, etc.

Build your Own

An ice cream sundae bar will bring out the crowds, guaranteed!  You’ll see people that you didn’t know were even part of the organization.  Maybe they aren’t.   Just put out about 16 toppings on the counter to smother a generous bowl of ice cream.

Think Fit

For a health twist, serve over-the counter smoothies.  A few flavors and a real healthy alternative or two can round out the menu.

Silver Screen

Play clips from famous films and give everyone a chance to stop by the theater snack bar.  Pop corn, Cracker Jack, Red Vines, Mild Duds, Junior Mints, Malted Milk Balls, and all those other favorites to choose from.  Have a movie trivia contest and give awards to those who come dressed as their favorite stars.

But don’t stop there.  Come up with your own ideas. Be creative . . . the sky is the limit . . . think outside of the box.  The more creative each “Summer Break” theme, the more they will be remembered and appreciated.  Management can dress in the theme and serve or greet the employees as they attend the gathering.  Give prizes for the best theme costumes or theme decorated office in that theme for the month.

“Summer Breaks”, do not and should not take a lot of effort.  They can be done without spending a fortune or taking too much time away from the workday.  And most of all they should be fun!

Do these ideas sound like a lot to take on?  A reputable event planner can be a big help.  Club PIHRA can help you get started and steer you in the right direction.  Give us a call or send us an email and we’ll be happy to give you some great ideas.

These “E-Ideas” are brought to you by Club PIHRA, a special interest group within the PIHRA organization. Club PIHRA meets regularly at a spectacular location and brings together HR professionals with organizations that represent an endless variety of recreation opportunities including amusement parks, special event providers, theaters, sports events, party planners, museums and other companies that offer valuable employee benefits. See the http://www.pihra.org/clubpihra for more info and upcoming events.  Author Jay Lewis is a Board Member of Club PIHRA and can be reached at: jay@lewisevents.com or lewisevents.com or 626-794-7371.

Posted by: Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) | May 8, 2013

May President’s Message

May President’s Message

I took a recent trip representing PIHRA at the CalSHRM Legislative Conference and attended the two day conference that was full of great information on how we, as Human Resource Professionals, can affect advocacy at the State Capitol. We had a large contingent that actually visited the Capitol and represented us well. Our CalSHRM State Director, Deb Horne, SPHR testified in front of a Senate Committee concerning a bill that CalSHRM supported (California Workplace Flexibility Act (SB 607).  Even though we did not get the result we wanted, at least they know we are active in the advocacy effort. I would recommend everyone to take advantage of those opportunities to represent the Human Resource profession.

This month I would like to talk about California HR Conference® by the Professional In Human Resources Association. The event will be held on Monday, August 26 through Wednesday, August 28. We have a fantastic lineup of keynote speakers and concurrent sessions available. For those of you seeking recertification credits, there will be ample opportunity to get those certification credits. One important item I want to mention is that we will have a robust International Track for those HR Professionals who work for Global companies. A big thank you goes out to Dennis Buster, SPHR-CA, our Vice President of Education and those who have assisted. I am really excited for this Track and the great wealth of information that will be provided. We will also be doing Bosses day again, where you can bring your Boss to see why PIHRA and the HR profession can play a vital role in their organizations. This will be my 24th consecutive year attend this great conference and I can honestly say that I am a better HR Professional than I was before I attended. I learned if I planned well, went into the conference prepared and wanting to learn, I met my goals and objectives. The conference website is cahrconference.org. The early bird registrations ends on May 31, 2013, so do not delay and I hope to see everyone at the conference. Thank you.

Wayne L. Munyer, PHR
2013-14 PIHRA Volunteer President

Posted by: Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) | May 8, 2013

Great Work, Hiring Creatives, and a Joystick

great work, hiring creatives, and a joystick: an interview with atari founder nolan bushnell
by Todd R. Nordstrom on behalf of the PIHRA Foundation

“Just because you’ve hired creatives doesn’t mean you’ll keep them,” warns Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and author of Finding the Next Steve Jobs. “Once you have them, isolate them. Celebrate their failures. Encourage ADHD. Ply them with toys. Encourage them to make decisions by throwing dice. Invent haphazard holidays. Let them sleep.”

That may sound like rogue advice. But it doesn’t come without some deep history. Bushnell is an icon in the Silicon Valley and quite possibly one of the most influential visionaries of our time. Yes, his credentials include: Founder of Atari, and Founder of Chuck E Cheese’s. But, most recently, Bushnell’s attention has focused in a new direction—sharing advice with organizations on how to find, attract, motivate, and retain creative people.

“I see companies trying to be creative,” says Bushnell. “They’re hunting for the next great thinkers to develop something new and exciting. And that’s what companies should be doing. But they’re going about the process all wrong. True creativity is seemingly one of the most difficult things for most companies to understand, to obtain, and to retain. The coolest companies in the world don’t have one Steve Jobs—they have many, and they know how to find them.”

Personally, Bushnell is surprisingly cordial. Unlike many “typical” leaders (especially those who are promoting a new book) he seems more interested in having real conversations—an exchange of thought, rather than a stage where he can talk about himself. And, during this interview, I often found the two of us wandering off topic—talking about everything from Paleo Man, to fitness, to comic book illustrations, to video games and of course, to creativity.

“You could have written about creative processes,” I interrupted, realizing I was witnessing his creative mind at work. “Why did you choose to write about hiring creative types?”

“Because it’s necessary today,” he replied. “The next big wave of competition will be companies who are creative—those that break the mold and give us new ways to learn and interact, and think. Of course, the hard part will be shifting our thinking around how we find creative-types, how we inspire and motivate creative-types, and how to keep creative-types. Because, whether an organization believes it now or not—you’ll need those creatives to survive.”

Finding the Next Steve Jobs is a book jammed with insights, stories and tips on finding creatives. In fact, the way the book is formatted (in short, easy to consume segments) it’s easy to get swept into a reading pattern that doesn’t allow you stop—because you’re curious about what you’ll read next—a story about early Atari days, an insight about starting a concept centered around a mechanical singing mouse, or a tip learned along the way about how to spot, engage, and hire a truly creative thinker, while you’re watching a swim meet.

“Any advice for the reader on who or what to look for?” I asked.

“Look, listen, and interact with the person,” he said. “We all get so focused on reading about someone’s credentials on a resume that we really don’t engage with them. Look for passion—a person who is chasing something. Listen for intensity—a person who doesn’t see boundaries. Interact with people—many of my best hires were those people I bumped into outside of the office. I never saw a resume. Instead I saw how they thought. I saw how they created. I saw how they overcame mental hurdles.”

“I have one final question,” I said. “Does creativity equal great work?”

“Creativity must be part of great work,” said Bushnell. “Many times employees will think that their job is to create a zero-defect product, policy, practice, or environment. It’s great to have perfection. But it’s not perfect unless you’re moving forward—innovating new ways, new designs, new procedures, and creating something better than you had yesterday.”

About the PIHRA Foundation
For more information about the Foundation, visit our website at http://www.pihrafoundation.org

Please join the PIHRA Foundation Board of Directors by volunteering to help advance workforce readiness through community service in the Greater LA Area.
Watch for items featured at the PIHRA Foundation Auction at the 2013 California HR Conference in August…Yes there will be another Diamond Ring this year!

About Todd R. Nordstrom
Todd R. Nordstrom is a renowned blogger, book author, researcher, social marketer, and speaker. Todd has worked side-by-side with many of the world’s biggest names in business books, self-improvement, and health. “So, who am I? Quite simply, I’m a guy who gets out of bed each morning, knowing that it’s my turn to contribute—believing I can make this world a better place.”

« Newer Posts - Older Posts »

Categories