Welcome to It's All About People where Barbara talks about HR Insider knowledge for your business and your career. Barbara Mason is the HR Insider with 20 years of HR and leadership experience.
She is the owner of Career Pathways Consulting, a premier HR consulting and career coaching agency. She helps female small business owners with the strategy to hire, grow and retain a dream team and also helps female professionals in their career.
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Consequences to Not Hiring
You're a busy soloprenuer doing all the things and you have been doing great at keeping it all together until now. Your business is growing and you need help, but you just don't want to go through the process of hiring. It sounds like a pain , so you have decided you will just work harder to get it all done. WRONG ANSWER! Listen to this episode and hear the 3 consequences that happens when you do not hire.
How to Improve Employee Engagement in Your Business
You've hired the people, but not quite sure how to get more out of them or don't know how to keep them? Then listen to this episode where I share 3 ways to improve employee engagement in your business right now!
It's not enough to hire great people-you must also know how to keep them! I give you a simple approach to do just that.
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Untraditional Ways to Think About Careers in Project Management
Project managers are always in demand. The Project Management Institute (PMI®) expects 22 million new project management job openings through 2027. For a long time, project managers were mostly seen in IT and construction but now there are so many industries you can use project management skills. This episode is going to shift your thinking on where and how you can think about project management outside of those industries and so much more!
In this episode, I sit down with Crystal Richards who is the Principal and Owner of MindsparQ™, a talent development consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations better the skills sets of their teams in the areas of project management, communications, and leadership. Crystal Richards has over 20 years of experience as a project manager and a trainer. Crystal is a certified project management professional, an agile certified practitioner, and is certified in emotional intelligence (EQ).
Crystal’s focus is to train people to be better project managers so they can consistently deliver projects with clarity, confidence and courage.
Crystal also maintains an online community on project management and leadership better practices.
To learn more about the community, go to themindsparq.mn.co. And connect with Crystal on the following platforms:
Being a Black Female Leader in Corporate America
I spent 20 years in corporate America as a Black female and 15 of those years was in leadership. In this episode, I talk about what that experience was like, how I felt and how I survived. It is a conversation that is not had often especially without censure. Now that I no longer work in corporate America, I can speak freely about the challenging moments and be transparent about my journey.
Help! I'm A Working Mom-Can I have a great career and be a great mom?
Being a working mom is one of the hardest jobs and now that there is a pandemic, it is even more difficult. But it is possible to have a great career and still be a great mother. It takes some realistic expectations, boundaries and much more. In this episode, I sit down with 3 other working moms and we discuss the challenges and the rewards of being a working mother.
If you are looking for laughs, encouragement and solutions...this is the episode for you.
If you need help balancing your career, please reach out to me at email@example.com to set up a chat.
The 5 Things I Learned when I left Corporate America
I left my comfortable senior level 9-5 job in June 2019 and now 18 months later, it is real clear the 5 definitive things I have learned by making that transition. This is an episode for career professionals working in corporate America and for entrepreneurs. Some things we do not learn until we make huge leaps of faith. Take a listen to this episode and glean the "gems" of what I learned and how to apply them to your current career and life.
If you need help making a career transition, reach out to me and be a part of my career change program, TRANSITIONS.