Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Silicon Valley Women in HR...& Friends Mailing and Event Announcement

Dear Friends,

How are you?   Happy September!

If you strictly want information about the next event, please look at the links to the right and go to Event Registration.

Deanna J. Mouser was last month's speaker and her weblink is on our Previous Speakers' Page.  Many thanks to our volunteers Delbar Jahanian, CMFC and Michael Benjaminson for planning and leading a great event.

We're deep in what political analysts call the "silly season."  Passions are running high, debates are happening in person and online.  And sometimes we step in it, and that includes me.  I've used various sites for a long time and am an experienced browser.

I was on Facebook and saw an image on a friend's page I agreed with, and reposted with a comment.  That wasn't the problem.  The issue was that the reposted item carried the somewhat upsetting title of the originating page, and I did not realize this until I started getting comments.  When I realized this was upsetting some of my friends, I deleted the post, explained why and apologized for hurting any feelings.

I'm not backing away from political comments but it is not my desire to hurt people or insult them.  I know how that feels on the receiving end and that's a terrible way to feel.

I bring this up to remind you to watch what you post and how, and keep in mind that if you're checking colleagues or potential candidates, honest mistakes happen.

I'm an involved voter, reading the platforms, studying candidates, looking at sites such as FactCheck and the Voter Participation Center for unbiased information.  TV and radio hosts are interesting, but I'm looking for facts, not opinions.  Voting is our most fundamental right in a democracy and it is our duty to vote and take it seriously.  I wrote about this previously on one of my other blogs.  Part A is at:
Part B is at:

We have a page on our site for advertising. I have updated links to Amazon products at present and may add other affiliates. You'll notice our site also has Google ads, and you're welcome to click on relevant links. The focus is on HR and Business, but we are human beings and need relaxation, too!

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Because of this volunteer work, family, friends and paid work, unfortunately, I can’t mentor you, and please don’t send me unsolicited resumes. I wish I had the time to individually mentor you, but I don’t. Come to an event and meet someone who can help. I receive a lot of unsolicited resumes (from our group and strangers) and if I’m recruiting for a position or I’m paid to work on the resume, that’s one thing, but other than that, I’ve got other things on my plate. I refer people to the forum at See the blog post for more thoughts.

1. HR Women and Friends Community Event: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 6:30-9:00 p.m.
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1. HR Women and Friends Community Event: Wednesday,August 152012 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Margaret O’Hanlon presents "Compensation Programs Have A Lot to Say -- Let’s Listen Closely."  Click here for event details and the response form.

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I hope to see you soon.

All the best,


Marcia Stein, PHR -

Author: "Strained Relations: Help for Struggling Parents of Troubled Teens" and "Recruiters on Recruiting"

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