March 2016 - MVHRA Connections
2016 March Connections Newsletter
Keep track of your projects and deadlines by making a list of what is urgent. Decide what matters most and what can wait.
Learn to say “No”
Don’t overcommit yourself. If you take on too much, you will only add to your stress.
Make time for you
Leave your job at the office. Don’t answer your cell phone during times you’ve set aside for your family. Check work email at home sporadically (if it’s part of your culture). Constantly being available online translates into more work hours.
Take deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. You will be surprised at how quickly this can help calm you down.
Get more sleep
In addition to reducing stress, it will increase your energy level and your ability to concentrate.
Junk food will make you feel sluggish. Try packing your lunch and eat healthy snacks throughout the day.
Take an exercise class
Exercise releases endorphins and helps improve your mood. It also serves as a distraction from stressors and can reduce your risk of certain diseases.
LaTonia McCane, SHRM-CP, PHR, GBA
“Bringing People to a New Vision of Themselves”
Dealing with a bad boss
By: Cecilia Vocke, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
When people say they have a “bad boss”, a “lousy manager”, they work for a “jerk” …. What do they mean? What are they looking for? It is easy to describe a bad boss – but is the boss really “bad” or is the boss simply not providing what the worker is looking for?
Think about what you want from your boss. What type of coaching/interaction/feedback do you want and need? Have you been clear in your expectations? Some employees like a lot of feedback, and others appreciate having the autonomy to get their job done without much interaction from the boss. Don’t assume your boss always knows which of those categories describes you.
It is important to remember that we can’t change other people; we can only change how we react to other people. Unless you are independently wealthy or have a trust fund – you need your job. You can start looking for another place of employment, but in the mean time you are going to have to figure out how to work in the current situation.
First – try not to take your manager’s style personally. Realize that it is not about you – it is about them. Think about what advice you would give to someone else on how to deal with your boss.
Second – look at what you contribute to the situation. Is your boss micromanaging you? Maybe the boss has trouble giving up control and you have not yet proven that you can be trusted to get things done. A way to combat this would be to set up weekly (or daily) project updates with your boss and hit the goals and deadlines you agree to.
Third-The important thing is to develop a relationship and communicate. Don’t wait for the boss to reach out and do this – you can take the lead and establish the communication – whether it is a scheduled meeting, a less formal personal interaction, or even an email—it is important to communicate.
Lastly, don’t “bad-mouth” your boss – no matter how much you think they deserve it. Take the high road – it will earn you respect in the long run.
Remember, we can’t change others and we can’t change our situation at the drop of a hat. What we can change is our attitude and how we react to others and to our situation. At the end of the day we must realize we spend a lot of our hours at work and we shouldn’t spend them complaining about our boss. So ask yourself, “What am I doing to make this situation better?” Don’t wait for someone else to make your boss better, your job better, or your company better when you can make the situation better by changing your attitude. While it may not make things perfect, taking the one step – changing your attitude – will very likely make you feel better about the situation, and you may find out that your “bad boss” isn’t so bad after all.
2016 HR Collaborative Conference – April 27
Don’t miss the boat! Register for the April 27th HR Collaborative Conference at hr-collaborative.org. This one-day conference will provide an outstanding selection of speakers, including this year’s keynote: Capt. Mike Abrashoff (New York Best Selling Author of “It’s Your Ship”). Be sure to join us for this opportunity to network and for professional development. The conference has been submitted to SHRM and HRCI for up to six credits.
MVHRA supports the HR Collaborative in it’s mission to bring together and expand the HR community in southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky. We are one of the many member organizations that collectively make the HR Collaborative.
MVHRA at the Dayton Dragons!
Come join your fellow MVHRAers for a fun night of food, drink, and fun!
We have reserved two Suites for MVHRA members and guests.
When: Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 - 7:00pm, Gates open at 6:00pm
Early Bird Special! $15 per person (MVHRA members may register themselves and one guest)
Deadline for Early Bird pricing: March 25, 2016
RSVP and Pay Online at www.mvhra.org.
Each Ticket includes:
Sponsors for the event:
Don’t miss the March 2016 MVHRA Luncheon
March 2016 MVHRA Luncheon
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM
Presented by: Maureen Metcalf, Founder & CEO, Metcalf & Associates, Inc.
The pace of change is accelerating dramatically. To thrive, you need to understand the trends and develop yourself, your leaders, and your organizations to meet the current and emerging challenges. This presentation will talk about the possible trends over the next 35 years and put forth a leadership competency model that we believe will enable leaders to create the most positive version of possible futures.
Credits: This program is under review for recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and for SHRM Professional Development Credit (PDC).
Sinclair Community College
Visit mvhra.org for more information and to register.
Organizational Effectiveness Lecture Series (OELS) Workshop
Authentic Leadership and Employee Engagement
Presenters Panel: Al Wofford, CDO Technologies, Jill Weaver, Wright-Patt Credit Union, Mark Combs, Combs Interior Specialties, Inc.
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM: Registration, Breakfast, and Networking
Wright State University Nutter Center
This program has been pre-approved for 2 recertification credits.
Welcome New MVHRA Members!
Joining MVHRA Can Jump-start Your HR Career!
And here's proof from one of our members!
"Good Afternoon, (XXX)! I hope all is well for you. I just wanted to thank you again and let you know how much I appreciate you introducing me to MVHRA. It has truly helped me get a great start in the HR field. I absolutely love my job as HR Specialist. I had my resume posted on the MVHRA website and that is how my current employer found me. Once again, thank you for all that you have done for me to help me grow into this field."
There are many benefits that come with your membership. Networking being one of the most valuable. We hope you will continue to share information about our organization. Take a look at the calendar of events we have planned for 2016 and we hope to see you soon!
Linda D. Wells, PHR/SHRM-CP
Human Resources Job Opportunities
Check out these exciting Human Resources job opportunities:
· eLearning Specialist – Wright-Patt Credit Union
· Recruiter – Human Resources - CompuNet Clinical Laboratories
· HR Manager – Plating Technology
To see full job descriptions and/or apply for these employment opportunities, please visit the MVHRA website and click Job Opportunities
MVHRA is proud to present a very talented individual to head our Membership Engagement Committee. Barb Phillips has agreed to chair our newly formed Membership Engagement Committee. The committees goals to partner with the Membership Committee and all committees within MVHRA to provide new members and existing members the support they need to make their experience with MVHRA beneficial. Some of you may have worked with Barb in 2015, she was our volunteer committee member. Barb helped all the committees in placing members, new and existing into volunteer positions for MVHRA. A little background on Barb, Barb is the Human Resource Officer for for the Greene County Public Library since July of 2012. She is really excited about her new role with MVHRA. Congratulate Barb when you have a chance.