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My HR Department offers a variety resources to provide information of value to every type of organization. 

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Feedback Sandwich - No

March 27, 2019

Yesterday, I was again in a training event where I was told how great the feedback sandwich is. For those who don’t know what a feedback sandwich is, it is a method used to address performance issues with employees that ostensibly saves their feelings and helps performance.


February 21, 2019

This week more than most, I have had time to talk to companies about their philosophy toward employees and the role of HR. So I thought I would take a minute to share the basics of my own.

HR Metrics Are Meaningless

February 3, 2019

I came across another article this week on HR metrics. Based on the title, “Which HR Metrics Will Matter in 2019?”, I thought, “Great!” But once again, I was severely disappointed.

Why Do We Have to Make Things Hard?

July 19, 2018

It seems HR, like many professions, has to make relatively straightforward concepts as difficult as possible to prove we’re professionals.

Mediocrity vs. High Performance

July 24, 2017

I came across the title of an article today that was contrary to what I seem to teach in my leadership courses, ‘Collaboration’ Creates Mediocrity, Not Excellence, Says Science. So of course, I had to read it.

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People, Performance and Profit

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Do your supervisors need training?

White Papers and Checklists

People Practices in an Economic Downturn

Focused on the 2008 economic crisis, this white paper explains how organizations can weigh their options and decide how to weather the storm. A key component of an organization’s response involves its people practices. (Read More)

Suggested HR Contingency Policies for Business Continuity Planning

This is a list of contingent HR policies you should consider as part of your HR contingency planning. Although the policies can be tweaked, depending upon the specific circumstances, most of the large decisions will have been made, allowing you to focus on more important matters. (Read More)

HR Planning Factors for Business Continuity Planning

The following is a brief list of the common items that need to be planned for before a
crisis happens. This list is not all inclusive—it is intended to serve as a tool to get started.
It includes general items—not specific actions for every possible contingency. (Read More)

To PEO or Not: Outsourcing Options for Your HR Needs

Businesses, especially small businesses, struggle to keep up with the myriad HRcompliance requirements and the expense involved in potential liability and employee benefits. Many look to a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) for relief. Although a good option for many  usinesses, a PEO is not right for every company. (Read More)

Considering outsourcing or need HR Process assistance?


My HR Department owner, Penny Miller, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CEBS is available to speak at conferences and at other business meetings. She is a frequent speaker at HR conferences and has a number of workshops from 1 – 3 hours that she takes on the road. Penny has spoken at HR Southwest, the OK HR Conference, numerous SHRM chapters and business conferences.

Conference Presentations

Presentations covering a variety of HR topics from coaching employees to managing remote workers and much more. These are generally 1-2 hr presentations.

20 Presentations

Full Day Workshops

Workshops targeting supervisors and managers  get ahead and better understand and deal with their employees.

3 Workshops


Workshops covering topics like hiring and interviewing to wage and compensation and more. These workshops are usually 3-4 hours long.

6 Workshops

Considering a presentation or workshop for your business?

Training Programs

Leadership In Action

Individualized Leadership/Training Program. A tailored program for companies with only one person who needs leadership development.

16-week program involving both classroom and individual coaching

Customer Service

Great customer service seems to be missing in many organizations and yet, it isn’ t hard (in concept) and it doesn’t have to be expensive.

Offered through Vernon College Continuing Education Department

SHRM Certification Test Prep Course.

Establish yourself as a globally-recognized HR expert. Prove your value to colleagues and employers with the credentials built on the SHRM BoCK™.

Offered through Vernon College Continuing Education Department

Time Managment

Four-hour class on tools and techniques to better manage our time.

Offered through Vernon  College Continuing Education Department

Need training for yourself or your employees?