2019: The Year of Goal Setting Phobia??

While it’s probably been brewing for a while now, this is the first year I’ve noticed such a hate on for New Year’s resolutions or goal setting. So much so, that I might dare say it’s been a “trend”. A trend I intend to buck.

 

Here’s my stance: Goals and resolutions are not stupid. To me this is about the same non-sense and infatuation that our culture seems to have with failing. That everyone needs to fail to move forward. To me, that’s garbage. Do people fail every day? Yes. Do people see failure the same way? No.  Sure – you need to learn from mistakes, learn how to pivot and show resiliency. But stop romanticizing failure. Failure completely and utterly sucks. And I’m tired of it being seen as an excuse – which is exactly what this looks like too – I literally just finished a blog that says, “Don’t set goals, they make you less successful.” That reads like an excuse.

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Christmas Resume Campaign 2018

By: Michelle Berg

Every year at Elevated we typically choose a non-profit or charity and give back to the community who has given us so much. This year something felt off to just choose one. After all, we’ve been part of over 500 layoffs (the tough part of being in Human Resources) this year and knew we needed to do something more.

 

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5 People and Culture Themes from 2018

Every month, we look back at our to-do lists, client wins as well as lessons learned. As we begin to wrap up 2018 with our clients and our team members, we started to notice a few themes and/or trends pop up along the way from 2018.  In no particular order the 5 People and Culture Themes from 2018 include…

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8 Years – How Things Have Changed

By: Michelle Berg

8 years ago, I decided to take a major leap into the world of entrepreneurship. I had no idea what I was doing but I was determined to give it a go. 8 years later…here we are. And I still often feel like I really have no idea what I’m doing.

Throughout the years, I have definitely learned some things about HR. Here are the 8 ways our philosophies have changed over the last 8 years:

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From a Gen Z’s P.O.V: Takeaways and Goals

Paola Castillo has been an intern at Elevated for the last 3 months. We thought we’d get her to tell us what she’s been up to, what she’s learned and where she thinks she’s going in her career. By the way: If you’ve been in the workforce for a while now, I’m hoping you remember back to what you were like as a recent graduate and ask, “Are we really that different generationally or do we all just have to embrace time?” Not the point of the blog mind you, but just a good reminder of “are we really that different generationally”). Okay. We digress. This is Paola’s blog! 

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