SparkPeople Human Resources Professionals Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10979 Welcome to HR Professionals, share your experiences, seek advice from fellow HR folks, and anything else you can think of. SparkPeople Human Resources Professionals Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10979 Starting a Wellness Program at Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x45352710 I am so excited. I enlisted two women at work and we are starting a Wellness Prgram. We are supplying water bottles, a Welcome packet containing charts and all sorts of good fitness and nutrional info. We put up a huge bulletin board in the breakroom and also another "wellness wall to celebrate success stories". <BR> <BR> Registration starts on Monday and the program starts 1/3/12. Participation is free. My boss even decided to foot the bill for the water bottles, so cool!!! <BR> <BR>... Sat, 3 Dec 2011 12:22:28 EST Does interviewing make anyone else tired? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x44785609 I've been doing back to back, non-stop interviewing for the past 3 days. It zaps your energy...For example yesterday, I sat in the chair at 11 and except for rising when the applicant came in, I did not move from that chair until after 4. By the time I got home I was mentally exhausted with no desire to exercise. I sat on a sofa with my son eating pizza and watching House of Wax.... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 07:05:53 EST These 2 keep rockin' it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19009x10979x44611843 Congrats to our leaders for the week...drum roll agan. <BR> <BR> Minutes - Mogal 64 <BR> Points - Sunset 09 <BR> <BR> I would love to hear their secret on how they do so well each week...Great role models!!! <BR> <BR> Sparkgoodies headed your way! Sun, 16 Oct 2011 10:55:06 EST EEOC and exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x44558128 Today was the chapter meeting for DCSHRM (HRA-NCA). So I drove almost into DC and took the metro in. Stopped a couple of stations away and got some walking in...yeah...walking in the rain in DC. <BR> <BR> Our chapter meeting was with a EEOC trial attorney. He shared a lot of great information on EEOC trends in regards to GINA, ADA, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Equal Pay Act, Social Media, Credit Checks, background checks and more. <BR> <BR> He could have easily spent 1.5 hours on each t... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 17:05:22 EST Congrats to our team leaders for 10/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19009x10979x44475842 Hi team, <BR> Sorry this is late, but congratulations to our team leaders in points and fitness for the week on 10/1! Shining examples of making the most of their fitness journey! <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - BZNSZB <BR> <BR> Fitness minutes - Mogal64 <BR> <BR> Make room for the goodies! Fri, 7 Oct 2011 12:41:18 EST Congrats to our leaders the week of 9/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19009x10979x44267564 Once again, many, many congratulations to our spark points and fitness leaders for the week of 9/24 <BR> <BR> They are definitely showing us how it's done. workin' it out, reading the articles, interacting with other sparkers and perhaps even making the recipes - utilizing Spark People to the fullest! <BR> <BR> Spartk points - Sunset09 <BR> Fitness minutes - Mogal64 <BR> <BR> Goodies are headed your way! <BR> <BR> Sun, 25 Sep 2011 17:05:21 EST Congrats to our fitness and points leaders 9/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19009x10979x44168672 Congratulations to our spark points and fitness leaders for the week of 9/18. <BR> <BR> That means their workin' it out, reading the articles, perhaps even making the recipes - utilizing Spark People to the fullest! <BR> <BR> Spartk points - Sunset09 <BR> Fitness minutes - Mogal64 <BR> <BR> Goodies are headed your way! Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:39:12 EST Congrats to our fitness and points leaders 9/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19009x10979x44026269 Congratulations to our fitness and sparkpoint leaders for the week of 9/10 <BR> <BR> Congrats to Suset09 for leading the team in spark points. This means reading the articles, tracking food and nutrition. <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> Congrats to Mogal64 for leading the team in fitness minutes. Way to work it!!! <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Spark goodies are headed your way! Sun, 11 Sep 2011 14:50:17 EST Spending the day with HR Professionals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x43956196 I love days like today. We had a board meeting of DC-SHRM. It's always invigorating to take a break from regular duties and spend the day networking with other Human Resource Professionals. It's like renewing my spirit as to why I love the job! Wed, 7 Sep 2011 13:04:54 EST Congrats to points and fitness leaders this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19009x10979x43895832 Congratulations to our points and fitness winners this week. <BR> <BR> Spark points - Congratulations to Sunset09! - Spark points are headed your way!!! <BR> <BR> Why are sparkpoints important? It means that you are reading the articles on being healthy, that you are particpating and motivating others to help them on their journey. <BR> <BR> Fitness - That's me - wow first time! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Sep 2011 09:49:41 EST Did you know that ANYONE can huddle with the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x43794411 Here is the description of the huddle feature and how to use it: <BR> <BR> Sparkream members, " can "huddle" each day to motivate each other, celebrate success, and earn SparkPoints! " <BR> <BR> To huddle, look on the left of the Team Page. Click the "View Huddle Wall / Huddle Now" button, located beneath your Team Stream. <BR> <BR> On the Huddle Wall page, select a pre-entered "huddle", or type in your own short comment. Click "Submit" and your comment will be added to your Team's Huddle ... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 13:42:29 EST Congrats to our leaders the week of 8/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19009x10979x43772747 Congratulations this week to: <BR> <BR> Sunset09 - Most Sparkpoints <BR> Why are sparkpoints important? It means you're reading the articles, tracking your goals and utilizing the site to it's full potential. Way to go!!! <BR> <BR> BZNSZB - Most Fitness Minutes <BR> Why is this important? Exercise is just as important as healthy eating to maintain a healthy life style. <BR> <BR> Congrats to both our "leaders this week. If your page accepts sparkgoodies, they are headed your way! Sun, 28 Aug 2011 09:21:31 EST Workout tools in your office http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x43686579 I'm thinking that I need to bring light weights or resistant bands to my office. Not only will I be able to get a few minutes of exercise in, but what a great stress reliever. <BR> <BR> Anyone have any equipment in their office? Tue, 23 Aug 2011 09:03:06 EST Casual Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x43378715 I must admit, though it's always best to look professional - I LOVE casual Fridays. I always feel more productive when I'm comfortable. On Saturdays, when there is no one in the office, I sometimes go in really early, before my family wakes up to get some work done. Sweatpants and sneakers...totally productive! Fri, 5 Aug 2011 06:58:59 EST Congrats to HR Professsional #1's week of July 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19009x10979x43289307 Congratulations to our HR Professional # !'s for the week ending July 30th <BR> <BR> Sunset09 for sparkpoints <BR> BZNSZB for fitness minutes <BR> <BR> A sparkgoodie will be headed your way. Way to go!!! <em>205</em> Sun, 31 Jul 2011 13:36:23 EST Do you belong to SHRM? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x43277273 Do you belong to SHRM? Do you really use it or is it another association you belong to without much interaction? Do you also belong to a local chapter? <BR> <BR> If so, what do you believe to be the biggest benefits of SHRM and/or your local chapter? Sat, 30 Jul 2011 18:21:30 EST This week # 1's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x43185119 Congratulations to our # 1's in fitness minutes and sparkpoints!!! <BR> <BR> Fitness minutes - BZNSZB <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints - Sunset09 <BR> <BR> Competitive? You still have the opportunity to get to # 1 for July - keep up the great work everybody!!! Mon, 25 Jul 2011 14:39:11 EST Does your company have a Wellness program? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x43109343 If so I would love to hear about it. <BR> <BR> I work for a local government and while we don't have a Wellness program, we do have a small employee gym. <BR> <BR> What about your organization? Do they have a Wellness Program and if so, how well is it working? Thu, 21 Jul 2011 08:15:07 EST It's Thursday!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x43109310 Hi all, <BR> <BR> Usually everyone is excited about Friday, but I love Thursday's too because it means - the next day is Friday! <BR> <BR> What a week after 5 days in a row of taking Zumba classes, I'm hoping to take a short rest tonight and just do some of the bootcamp workouts. <BR> <BR> Of course that depends on how today goes. I find the class to be an excellent source to release pent up energy and a bit of frustration - but I love being in HR so for the most part the frustration rea... Thu, 21 Jul 2011 08:13:26 EST What is your week looking like? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x43034680 I've got a heavy week of recruiting, planning a benefits class for the agency, one on one meetings with my staff and a board meeting of the HRA-NCA this week. I LOVE being busy, but it's a challenge not to overeat from the stress. <BR> <BR> I bought some carrots to munch on at my desk. <BR> <BR> What is your week looking like and how will you handle it? Sun, 17 Jul 2011 11:55:45 EST Congratulations for being #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x43034573 This week on the Human Resources team, congratulations to: <BR> <BR> Mogul64 for being #1 in FITNESS MINUTES. <BR> <BR> Sunset09 for being # in SPARK MINUTES. <BR> <BR> EXCELLENCE in HR. <BR> <BR> I will be sending them sparkgoodies for being #1 on the team this week!!! <BR> Way to go!!! <em>244</em> <BR> Keep up the good work! Sun, 17 Jul 2011 11:49:32 EST Favorite quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x42990376 Hi all, <BR> There are so many quotes that are applicable not only to our work life in HR, but also our endeavors to get healthy. Here is one of my favorites: <BR> <BR> "Excellence is not an act...It's a habit." - Aristotle <BR> <BR> Very applicable at work AND getting healthy should be come just as important a habit. <BR> Anyone else with a favorite quote? Thu, 14 Jul 2011 18:08:05 EST HR advice greatly appreciated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x42080128 Ok so I don't work in HR, but I do need advice from HR people.... <BR> <BR> Briefly, the situation is that I have been in a job for a year, working with one colleague as part of a larger team. Early April, said colleague handed in his 1 month notice. It was then agreed that I would undergo intense training to achieve full transfer of knowledge whilst a replacement was recruited. Early this month, colleague left and new start came in. I was left in the leading role - doing 2 people's work plu... Fri, 27 May 2011 19:19:37 EST First Job Interview in 11 years - advice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x40739889 On Monday I have my first job interview in 11 years. It's actually 2 hours of interviews with 2 different divisions of HR for two different analyst roles. While I'm extremely excited to be considered for both positions, I'm also rather nervous - it's been a long time since I've been on this side of the interview table! Any advice? <BR> <BR> I'm going to drive over there this week so I know where I'm going on Monday and I'm going to buy a new suit (I haven't bought a new suit since my la... Wed, 23 Mar 2011 09:06:35 EST New - and let's get this team going! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x40304692 Hi HR friends! I'm new to this team, but not SP. Last year using SP I lost 40 lbs. This year I'm going to lost another 50 to get down to what I weighed when we got married back in 1999. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> I'd love to see this team active again. Hopefully, we can get it going! For the last 10-1/2 years I've worked for Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. 8 of those years I've worked from home. I have two wonderful boys ages 9 and 6, and we live just south of Ral... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 10:07:12 EST New to the team...is it still active? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x39177831 Hi Everyone... <BR> Just saw the SHRM ad - which made me wonder if there was an HR team... an lo and behold, here it is! <BR> <BR> My name is Susan and I work as a Talent Mgr (title has changed four times in as many years :) for a 1,500 ee company. Have done HR forever - love it most days :) <BR> <BR> Look forward to chatting with fellow HR's... anyone going to LV? <BR> <BR> Sat, 15 Jan 2011 10:43:25 EST Nice to meet you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x38964100 Hi Team - I am new to Sparkpeople and so excited to find an HR Team to join as well. This site just keeps getting better and better! <BR> <BR> I have been an HR professional (I have my PHR also) for 14+ years and love what I do. I am currently looking for a new opportunity. <BR> <BR> I keep myself busy taking care of my husband, 7 1/2 yr. old twins and 3 pugs. I took up running over the summer and am officially addicted. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know you all better. <B... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 13:30:38 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x37866902 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Juliet and I live in Charlotte, North Carolina. I am 32 years old and live with my boyfriend and his 8 1/2 year old daughter. I am currently working as an HR Manager in a document litigation organization. We are going through quite a few organizational changes right now which keeps my job very interesting to say the least. <BR> <BR> I am excited to join this team and contribute my thoughts on topics (you know....when I have the spare time). <em>30</... Thu, 11 Nov 2010 11:04:45 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x36399721 Hi everyone, <BR> I'm an HR Technical Services Rep at a local university. I'm a Generalist and also work a Technical Support Desk...very busy. <em>30</em> Tue, 31 Aug 2010 17:44:17 EST Hi from ABQ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x36393717 Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Coco and I'm new to the HR sparkteam. I live and work in Albuquerque,New Mexico and I'm currently single and looking. Tue, 31 Aug 2010 12:24:35 EST Hi - I'm New To This Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x35185040 I just started a new HR job for a company and it is very fast paced (which is good) but it's been difficult to focus on my eating and exercise. I'm hoping that my fellow HR peer group has some good tips/challenges to help keep me focused on my overall health and wellness. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 3 Jul 2010 15:23:43 EST Hi I am new to SP...So happy to be here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x35125948 I have been on a roller coaster about my food and exercise. I am very hopeful to make some changes by using this website. Hope everyone has a great day of reaching there goals - walking away from the temptations and negativity. Making your dream life a reality!! <BR> Wed, 30 Jun 2010 15:43:46 EST Helo..Newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x34687747 Hi team, <BR> javascript:void(0) <BR> Usha here. Looking forward in facing the challenges with you'') Wed, 9 Jun 2010 09:39:45 EST SHRM Annual Conference http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x34141882 Anyone going to San Deigo next month? I am driving down Monday and back Tuesday. Fri, 14 May 2010 15:38:13 EST SHRM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x32761481 Any SHRM members here? Wed, 17 Mar 2010 11:26:32 EST workplace wellness program activities? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x31256055 I need to suggest a couple of low-cost wellness programs for work. <BR> <BR> I work in a 350 ee manufacturing environment. The hourly ee's have a 20 minute paid lunch, so lunch and learns are not an option. <BR> <BR> I need to keep the cost to a minimum (seriously, I might be able to spend $100 or $200. <BR> <BR> If you have any ideas, I would appreciate it. Wed, 20 Jan 2010 11:43:17 EST Newbie here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x31046314 Hi everyone! <BR> I'm a student pursuing graduate degrees in business & HR. I look forward to working with you to drop a few pounds! Wed, 13 Jan 2010 10:22:22 EST HR in Las Vegas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x28812172 Hi Everybody! <BR> I'm glad to see that fellow HR professionals have the same problems I do! I'm glad to be hear and gain support for both HR issues and weight issues. <BR> <BR> My HR background: <BR> I've been doing HR work for over 10 years now. I'm currently the HR Manager for the Las Vegas office of an international gaming company. It's mostly employee relations issues (and trust me - there are plenty of them). I have a B.S. degree in HR Management and will likely post questions to s... Fri, 2 Oct 2009 13:29:55 EST Hi!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x28304538 Hi! <BR> <BR> I am working with an HR consulting firm. I started out in recruitments and then moved into a Business Development role. Its been three years since I've been working as an HR professional. <BR> I am happy to find a community related to my profession. <BR> <BR> - Sonia Thu, 10 Sep 2009 03:44:10 EST Dilemma? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x27354866 OK, as most of you know, I am job hunting right now. Here's my dilemma - I am getting married August 15, and we are scheduled to go to Florida on a honeymoon directly after that, and would be back August 26. <BR> <BR> Do I tell employers that I am getting married, and about the honeymoon? We COULD change the honeymoon if necessary, but obviously since its so close we really don't want to. Basically I am nervous that if I can't start immediately, they will NOT hire me. It also seems like if ... Thu, 30 Jul 2009 10:54:40 EST Help? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x26615064 Hi! I am a recent college grad (March 2009). I recieved a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management and Japanese. I had an internship last summer, but it was only a month long. I have sent out probably close to 200 resumes since January and have only had a handful of interviews, none of which got me an offer. <BR> <BR> I just need some advice from people already IN the field about how to get into Human Resources, especially in such a tough job market. <BR> <BR> Thanks so much in advan... Sat, 27 Jun 2009 14:52:55 EST Hey there HR folks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x26000002 Hi! I'm Emily and work as an HR generalist for a very large, fortune 100 insurance company in the midwest. I'm so glad to find this group and look forward to getting fit with you all!! Tue, 2 Jun 2009 08:23:00 EST Hi from NJ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x25430351 Hello, my name is Sara, I am 23, and from NJ. I have been in the HR field for three years now, specifically in recruitment. I am finishing up my B.S. in HR Mgmt while I work, and will graduate in August. I just love the HR field, and hope to move over into more of the HR Generalist or Employee Relations field. <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting you all! Sun, 10 May 2009 20:12:05 EST Hi! I'm new :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x25395964 Hi! My name is Laura and I actually just graduated with a degree in Human Resources...so I don't have a job yet, but I hope its ok that I joined this group anyway? Sat, 9 May 2009 00:11:30 EST Hi! I am new!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x25029453 Hi HR Professionals! <BR> <BR> I was so excited to find this team!! I live in Wisconsin and been working in the HR field since graduating from college 5 years ago. I received my PHR certification in May of 2007. <BR> <BR> I am new to Spark People and looking to lose weight and get healthy! I am happy to be here!! <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend!! <BR> Jennifer Sat, 25 Apr 2009 22:54:53 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x24099901 Hello everyone! I am really glad to find this group. I am a technical recruiter with 10 years in corporate HR. I work for a bank in NC. Glad to be here! Tue, 24 Mar 2009 21:45:49 EST I'm the company party-planner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x23191926 This has to be some big cosmic joke. <BR> <BR> I plan each 25th Anniversary party, and therefore have to get the cake. Well, on the 13th, I went to pick up the cake, which had been delivered from out of town, and the restaurant I was to pick it up from said they didn't have it. 5 minute conversation later, I left to go to the grocery store. 5 minutes later and 1 minute away from the grocery store, and the restaurant called to say, "Oh, we have your cake." Fabulous! <BR> <BR> Well, thi... Mon, 23 Feb 2009 20:57:31 EST HI! Glad to find this Team!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x22504155 I have been a member of SP for a long time and unfortunately not loosing like I should be. I am glad to find a group of people that know how stressful our days are and how hard it is to fit exercise into the mix along with eating right while traveling. I am looking forward to getting to know you all. I am the HR Manager for a government contractor. I have 10 years HR experience. Mon, 2 Feb 2009 09:57:49 EST Hello HR Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x22348986 Hi- <BR> I just got back into Spark People this month, and I was so excited to find the HR team. I just finished my masters in HR last semester, and I work in the HR dept of a telecommunications company. Looking foward to working with this team! <BR> -Lydia Wed, 28 Jan 2009 12:59:20 EST Hi Team, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x22234678 I am new to this forum and new to spark people. It is so great to have found this HR team. I will soon be graduating with an HR degree. I have started to apply for HR positions but no such luck as of yet. I hope to learn more from everyone on this team. I have so much to learn outside of school. <em>213</em> Sun, 25 Jan 2009 11:23:38 EST Non-degreed and overweight hindering job search http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x21845177 I have been in Human Resources for 19 years. I was recently downsized and am finding that not having a degree (I do have PHR Certification) and being overweight is hindering my job search. I have had a few interviews, but you can tell that my weight is an issue. I have struggled with my weight all my life. The interviews I have been on, I have been told that they have received 300-400 resumes for the one open position. I am greatful to have made the cut for the first interview, I know I h... Wed, 14 Jan 2009 08:13:56 EST Looking for free recertification hours for PHR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x21844939 I was recently downsized after 29 years with the same company. I am PHR certified and need to keep up my recertification hours, but I cannot afford to take any seminars. Does anybody know of any free online webinars? I come across them from time to time, but do not remember the sites. they were bookmarked at my computer at work, and that doesn't help me now. <BR> Thanks for your help. <em>41</em> Wed, 14 Jan 2009 08:07:16 EST I am certified..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x21515869 I actually took the long way around and took both tests (PHR in Dec 07 & SPHR in Jan 08) and passed them so I now hold the SPHR designation. <BR> <BR> I am just now seeing the fruits of that labor as I just received a promotion from HR Mngr to Strategic HR Consultant. <BR> <BR> It was A LOT of studying, but I wouldn't have done it any other way! Mon, 5 Jan 2009 22:02:18 EST HR Approach in Current Economy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x20819667 I wanted to start a topic so we can discuss what we are currently doing in our HR roles with the recession and grim job outlooks. Here are a couple example questions, but I would love to hear anything you have to say about this topic: <BR> What approach is your company taking to survive the recession? <BR> What are you doing to keep employee morale up? <BR> What cost cutting measures have been most effective? Tue, 9 Dec 2008 15:26:28 EST New to Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x19043384 Hello, my name is Linny. I am a controller and HR Manage for a small manufacturing company in Indiana. My work requires me to wear many hats and high stress seems to be the norm. Fri, 3 Oct 2008 22:39:03 EST Hi ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x18532749 I am so glad to join a team that is active and supportive! Losing weight & staying fit isn't easy but just knowing we're all in it together really helps! <BR> <BR> have a super day ! Tue, 16 Sep 2008 15:16:06 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x18123923 Hi! My name is Amanda and I'm an IT recruiter and I work for two companies from home. One is a goverment contractor and the other is sort of a placement agency. I love working from home, it's awesome! I live just outside DC. Glad to be here! Mon, 1 Sep 2008 12:37:48 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x17552544 HI, <BR> <BR> I'm really glad that there is an HR Team on SP. I've been in HR for about 10 years or more. (Time moves so quickly, how can we keep track.) lol. Anyway, I've noticed some of the posts, and enjoyed the stories about the craziest thing that's ever happend.... <BR> <BR> I'd like to know if anyone has taken the SPHR 3-day class by SHRM. If so, was it worth it? Do you think you could have studied for the test on your own and passed? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Adrienne Sun, 10 Aug 2008 16:54:15 EST Craziest thing you've ever had to deal with in HR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x16608503 What was the craziest thing you've ever had to deal with in HR. I'll start: <BR> <BR> Setup: manufacturing company, worked with 8x4 sheets of wood <BR> <BR> __________________________ <BR> <BR> We had an employee who was upset that we had an increase in the health insurance rates so he dropped it during open enrollment. Trying to teach us a lesson I suppose. <BR> <BR> Fast forward two months, same employee comes to the HR office saying he needed to go to the clinic. We asked why and had... Fri, 11 Jul 2008 12:21:29 EST Hello HR fellows! I'm new to this team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x16535025 Hi there everyone. I've been on SP for almost a month now and loving it. Just found this team and I'm glad to have the chance to "spark around" with my follow HR folks! <BR> <BR> Looks like some good discussion on this board. Wed, 9 Jul 2008 09:28:09 EST Looking for help from other HR people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x16144336 Hi all! <BR> <BR> I think I may qualify for a disability designation (you know when you fill out the form...) but I need an outside opinion or two from professionals. I think it's just hard to see outside of myself. <BR> <BR> I have a condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome that developed after tendinitis in my foot last July. Although it is improving with medication - now that we know what it is - I still can't walk very far or stand for very long. I also have the temporary hand... Wed, 25 Jun 2008 19:02:30 EST Hello HR Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x15811593 I joined SparkPeople last week and love it, and am so glad to find an HR team in SparkPeople! I think HR can be a stressful and challenging career choice, and any and all support is great! I look forward to meeting you all while I'm figuring out all the features and benefits of SparkPeople! Sat, 14 Jun 2008 17:38:19 EST HR lady currently working undercover at Yale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x15597140 Hi all, <BR> <BR> My name is Boni (pronounced Bonnie) and I don't currently work in HR as I am taking a break to see if it is what I really want to do. I currently assist the Dean of the School of Management at Yale and find myself using my HR knowhow to help my co-workers, boss on central Employee relations issues. So I am planning to go back and get my Masters in Leadership with an HR focus. I found this team and thought it would be great to be able to vent on my weightloss journey to o... Sat, 7 Jun 2008 08:15:51 EST Hello Fellow HR gurus! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x13731812 I have been a SparkTeam member for over a year (off and on) but just found this team...where have I been? :0) <BR> <BR> I'm a 40 year old Director of HR in San Carlos (work in Redwood City) California. I look forward to getting to know all of you. Sat, 5 Apr 2008 14:53:55 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x13334157 I am new to Spark People; my boss was raving about it so I thought I would take a look. I have been in HR for a number of years and I am currently pursuing my certification. I have marathon dreams, possibly at the end of this year or the first of next year. I ran my first 10K last fall and it was one of the most wonderful experiences that I have ever had. However, the winter came and I DID NOTHING. So, here I am. Mostly, I want to get my weight back to normal. It has been WAY out of co... Sun, 23 Mar 2008 03:42:28 EST Hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x12551114 Hello! I am new to SparkPeople and also new to the HR profession. I graduate with my BS in Technical Management concentrating in HR on Feb. 29. I have not started working yet and am now looking for a job. I have only been a member of this site for almost two weeks. I look forward to meeting you all! Sat, 23 Feb 2008 23:07:44 EST Gettin coworkers involved! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x12081561 So, I thought I would check everyone out and ask what kind of programs do your jobs offer or do you do anything within your circle of work friends to aid in your weight loss. I am opening a BRAND NEW Home Depot in Perris, CA. Our company has a Building Better Health program that I truly hope to promote to the full extent. I also invited a couple other store HRMs to start going to Yoga with me on Sunday mornings! Fri, 8 Feb 2008 00:24:35 EST Hello...! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x11865801 Good Evening, <BR> <BR> A couple of days ago, I was browsing through the site and took a shot at searching for an HR team; lo and behold, here you all are!!! What a pleasant surprise...! I was just telling someone on another team how wonderful it is that SP connects people all over the world with so much more in common than healthy eating, weight loss and maintenance. <BR> <BR> Well... A little about me... <BR> <BR> The first job I had in the field of what we then called Personnel was ... Thu, 31 Jan 2008 22:32:38 EST Greetings to Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x11264135 Hi everyone! I just discovered this website and I am absolutely loving it! <BR> <BR> A little about me...I'm on a quest. LOL I started a vigorous exercise program in June 2007 and have now lost 50 pounds and gone from a size 18 to a size 10. I have 25 more pounds to go, so I'm figuring that I will be at this for at least another 6 months, if not a little longer. <BR> <BR> I've been in Human Resources for 8 years now, which pretty much means that I have sat on my keister for 9 hours per da... Sun, 13 Jan 2008 17:00:39 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10979x11218500 I just joined SPARK this week. It is a great site. Still getting used to the teams, messages etc. I have worked in HR for years. Presently in the Learning and Development area. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor, focusing on career development issues. Love to hear from you. Like everyone else here just want to get fit and healthy and lose some weight. I think this site will help. <em>135</em> Fri, 11 Jan 2008 22:33:21 EST HR Game (Let's test our knowledge in HR) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x6593657 Let's start with something easy.... How can an employee qualify for FMLA and what all does FMLA include when a person is covered? Thu, 17 May 2007 12:10:08 EST Need help from my fellow HR folks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x6327496 I have an employee who received FMLA documentation and approval to use FMLA; however, the employee has not been with the company a year and does not qualify for FMLA. How should I approach this since they were told by an HR manager that they had approval of it? Wed, 2 May 2007 23:27:28 EST Welcome newbies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x6327451 Tell us about yourself and what brought you to sparkpeople? Wed, 2 May 2007 23:24:40 EST What is your title and what do you do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10979x6326999 I'm an HR Generalist - which means I do a little bit of everything. I work on site in a manufacturing facility and there really isn't a dull moment with 3 shifts coming in and out. Wed, 2 May 2007 22:55:02 EST