3 areas to be mindful of in your 2020 strategic planning

Resourceful spends time each year building a strategic plan. We take the time to step away from the day to day of the business and think about where we’ve been and where we want to go and then build a plan to take us there. We do our planning in September or October,...

The Opportunity of Leaves of Absence

A few weeks ago, my co-worker’s son, a lineman for the junior varsity football squad came home excited to tell his family that he might get to start at the upcoming Friday night game and play with the varsity squad. This moment of excitement and enthusiasm came as a...

Are you using a “set it and forget it” approach to leadership?

Early in my adult life, I learned that I am a “set it and forget it”  type of cook. I love quickly preparing a meal and then walking away for 8 hours or longer until I’m ready to simply pull it out of the oven and enjoy. While there are ways to make this work when it...

Pay Equity: The Business Case

Individuals should be paid for the work they are doing and there shouldn’t be discrepancies based on gender or ethnicity. Research conducted by WorldatWork and Korn Ferry shows that 60% of US organizations are working to resolve pay inequities. Additionally, state and...

Finding Diamonds in Unexpected Places

Recruiting isn’t easy these days. The number of available jobs exceeds the number of candidates. Non-linear skill sets and career progressions are the norm and many candidates are hanging up their desire for traditional work, preferring to work for themselves in...

Digging Out the Root of Difficult Conversations

Summers growing up in Oklahoma, I would often hear my Dad say, “come on Jennifer, let’s go have a weed-picking party.” Weed picking parties were not-so-fun experiences consisting of my dad and I crawling around in our yard, trying to avoid painful chiggers, as we...

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Pay Equity: The Business Case

Pay Equity: The Business Case

Individuals should be paid for the work they are doing and there shouldn’t be discrepancies based on gender or ethnicity. Research conducted by WorldatWork and Korn Ferry shows that 60% of US organizations are working to resolve pay inequities. Additionally, state and...

What should you look for in an HR Services partner?

What should you look for in an HR Services partner?

Whether you’re hiring an internal HR manager or an HR Services Consultant, there are qualities, abilities, and attributes to look for in an HR professional that supports your business. When hiring for our consultant team, I look for HR specialists who possess and...

3 Tips for Hiring Managers

3 Tips for Hiring Managers

In July I had the honor of facilitating a session for the University of Washington’s Women in Chemical Sciences and Diversity in Clean Energy groups about how to write a winning a resume. Just as I shared tips about writing resumes, I want to share tips for hiring...

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