In 8 days our HIHR Team will be together again in person! We are excited to gather from Europe, Canada, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania to work together to continue to improve our client offerings, increasing our capabilities, and developing our strengths as a team!
We plan to make the most of our time together and will be specifically focused on getting quality time catching-up in person/team-building, growing our knowledge with training in Business Acumen and Talent Development, going through our Group DiSC Report, celebrating our annual awards, enjoying fun meals together and of course some team pictures!
It’s amazing how much you can do as a remote team these days! Still, it can be difficult to replace the ‘water cooler’ chat that happens so organically in an office setting. I would love to hear what other remote teams are doing to connect and collaborate on a deeper level. How do you support opportunities for relationship building, sporadic teamwork and ‘cooler chat’ across your teams?
#remotework #teamwork #celebration #reunion #traininganddevelopment
Author: Erika Butler, CEO
This Saturday, our family moves from one of the most beautiful countries we have seen (Switzerland) and we start a new adventure. We are experiencing the variety of emotions one would expect, but overall, we are happy and excited to dive in!
This next chapter is taking place in Riga, Latvia. With this move, we will continue our large focus on pouring into our HIHR LLC clients, team and community. We have learned that Riga is a place of great entrepreneurship, resources and support. We believe it will be a great time of development and growth for our organization and for us professionally and personally!
I’d love to invite those interested to follow along with us and join our ‘Go Higher!’ Quarterly Connection Newsletter! Here you will find a few pages highlighting company updates, always some HR tips and access to free resources to best support your organization! We send these 4 times a year as a way to keep our clients, partners and collaborators current on company updates, trends and opportunities!
This quarter, we provide our Focus Group Tool Kit including guidelines with recommended questions and a pulse survey to close out the sessions!
You can sign-up and join us by going here: https://lnkd.in/duvinbhi ...or just drop me a note and we will get you added in time for our most recent updates! Thank you and here’s to high hopes of much learning, growth and impact on the road ahead!
Author: Erika Butler, CEO
A recent hot topic has been career transitions. I have closely witnessed several people do this very well and really go for it!
One real-life example is our Higher International Human Resources Team Member, Andy Schneider, SHRM-SCP, M.Div. I'm excited to congratulate him for the major achievement of passing his Sr. HR Certification through SHRM!
I was always impressed with Andy from his commitment to becoming a bi-lingual Spanish speaker, to his inquisitive nature - always caring and asking deep questions…to most recently completing a master’s course in career counseling and of course now obtaining his SHRM-SCP (Society of Human Resource Management - Senior Certified Professional).
I have been fortunate to know Andy for at least 20 years and have always seen him as a bright, caring, and driven person! Most recently I have witnessed Andy study and work extremely hard to pass a 4-hour senior HR certification, demonstrating his gift and body of knowledge in the HR Workcenter!
I have already seen him work as a talented leader, speaker, pastor, mentor, and the list goes on. It is awesome to see him excel in this career path, and I believe the sky is the limit for him! He has been working in the HR space for about 2 years, but I believe he is just getting started with the impact he will continue to make!
We are beyond proud of what Andy has achieved and we are celebrating him today. It is an honor to have Andy on our team for over 6 months and we have no doubt he will be successful in his on-going goals and pursuits. I am excited to witness the many organizations and people that Andy will continue to impact, develop and pour into!
We are committed to building the best team possible to take amazing care of our clients and do everything we can to support and impact organizational goals. We are a dedicated team of people who embody our core values of Quality, Trust and Results. Team members like Andy make this possible!
Thank you again, Andy and a huge congratulations to you!
Author: Erika Butler, CEO
This right here - This is our top ‘why’. There are others - but this absolutely sits at the top.
Thank you, Nancy, for being so vulnerable and providing this encouragement to me and others. It was hard not to get emotional when I saw this!
I know many of us are balancing all the wonderful end-of-school year activities AND our work schedules (not to mention other important areas of life). There is a reason there are actual university level courses focused completely on ‘work-life’ balance (and I was first in line for them!). I know we are not the only ones navigating our paths forward here and doing our best to build a healthy, centered life.
To our amazing HIHR LLC Clients, Partners, and Team….we are doing this together!!!! Because of YOU, we are able to do what we love, be here for you and your teams…and for our families! We have extremely high trust and work closely as a team to make this happen.
We might not get it perfect every day, and there are seasons when things are more manageable than others…but I believe It IS possible. Myself, Nancy and a few others on our team are living this reality. I truly believe it spills over into our work, our families and our community!
What Nancy shared really touched my heart and gives me even more motivation to keep going and growing!!!
I too had the opportunity to volunteer and spend our kids ‘Sports Day’ with them. It was hot, crazy, chaotic, fun and amazing! (I may or may not have been the unqualified soccer/football coach for a team called the Raiders - watch out haha!) My 10-year-old literally sat on my lap when he saw me (almost never happens)…and my 6-year-old daughter would not stop smiling and waving - it was amazing! :)
In addition to this, there are a few key people (though the list is longer) that have absolutely inspired me personally and professionally to pursue this reality. Thank you for trusting us, hiring us, mentoring us, referring us, showing kindness and encouragement AND believing in the future we are building together for work, our families and communities!