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Welcome Lauren Kress & Sandy Arseneault to Coffee Shop HR

I’m happy to welcome Lauren Kress and Sandy Arseneault to Coffee Shop HR.  Lauren will be posting book reviews and Sandy joins our team of HR Writers.

Lauren KressLauren Kress is a project manager and medical writer in the health services industry by day and a blogger and creative writer by night. She enjoys the challenges that come with combining science, health, marketing, creativity and management together and imagines herself running her own business in the future. In the meantime she has been traveling the world, learning new things and undertaking a Masters in cross-disciplinary Art and Design. After arriving back in her hometown (read: home city) of Sydney, Australia she is very excited to begin taking on more challenges that enable her to explore and develop her skills in business development, management and interpersonal relations. As the creator of http://outofink.org she seeks to uncover more about people and the world around them through sharing interviews, thoughts and creative endeavours that stem from life, travel, music and books.

Sandy Arseneault, CHRPSandy Arseneault is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) with a genuine concern for the ’employee experience’.

Before obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Human Resources Management from Kwantlen University, Sandy graduated from BCIT with a Diploma in Financial Management. She also pursued a Diploma in Business Administration from Douglas College before falling in love with Human Resources.

Early in her career, Sandy worked as a(n) Receptionist, A/R Clerk, Office Manager and Accountant. Now, with 6 years of experience in the construction and manufacturing industry, Sandy is excited to pursue new challenges and industries while working towards future goals including her aspirations of being a highly regarded mentor for other HR Professionals and an inspiration to friends, colleagues and strangers.

Seeking Brave HR Writers & Creative Artists for Coffee Shop HR

Join the Coffee Shop HR TeamIn today’s marketplace, the internet can serve as your dynamic calling card. Working in virtual teams and often paperless offices, you probably get more significant emails throughout the day than telephone calls.

It’s no wonder that employers scrutinize what their employees and prospective employees post online.

Coffee Shop HR is a site built on the submissions created by volunteers who care about initiating and discussing HR issues. It’s the perfect opportunity to showcase your gumption and creativity in a professional way.

If you’re an artist who’s dedicated to using media that’s not digital, this is an opportunity to build a portolio online.  We welcome art designed through any means – hand drawn, painted, digital, video, photographs.  Let your creativity be exposed to a wide business community.

We’re currently seeking volunteer HR Writers and Artists to contribute to Coffee Shop HR.  The Deadline to submit your resume is October 1, 2013.

Feel free to contact us at coffeeshophr@yahoo.com for more information or view the active postings:

Posting for HR Writers

Posting for Artists

Recruiting New Coffee Shop HR Volunteers

We`re looking for new HR Writers, a Book Reviewer, and Political Cartoonists for Coffee Shop HR:

Posting for HR Writers

Posting for Book Reviewer

Posting for Political Cartoonists

Maybe you’re looking to build your personal brand to further your career, maybe you’re looking to showcase your work for the first time, or maybe you want to be a leader in thoughtful discussions. If you’re looking to join a talented group of writers, we’d love to hear from you! 

Deadline to apply for all positions is Feb 17, 2013.


Volunteer FAQs:

Do I have to work in HR to volunteer for Coffee Shop HR?

No, you don’t have to work in HR to volunteer for Coffee Shop HR.  But you must be willing to contribute thoughtful writing or art about HR-related topics.

What kind of topics should I be writing/drawing about?

Human Resources is a wide field; it applies to anything from ‘how to find a job’ to ‘how to discipline employees’ and everything in between.  As long as you’re writing about something that relates to human resources, or working life in general, you’ve found a great topic.  You can write about salaries, policy, to trying to find a job, bullying, comparisons between collective agreements in different countries, ageism, sexism, appropriate work dress, relationships between supervisors and employees … the options are endless.

Do I have to submit two articles each month?

If you’d like to volunteer as an HR Writer, yes you do have to submit two articles each month, without exception.  On the first of the month, you must submit an article on any topic of your choosing (as long as it relates to HR) and on the 15th of the month, you must submit a response to our Coffee Shop HR World Café (which is a topic you’ll receive one month in advance).

What if I only want to submit one article per month?

If you don’t think that you can commit to writing two articles/month, the HR Writer position is not for you.  We have two volunteer writing positions that do not require writers to respond to the Coffee Shop HR World Café Business Profile Writer & Book Reviewer, so you may consider applying for one of those volunteer positions.

Do I have to submit written articles?

It’s perfectly acceptable to submit podcasts, drawings, photographs, whatever artistic medium you can imagine.  As long as you’re submitting something original that pertains to human resources, we’d love to see it!

Can you give me topics to write about?

If you would feel more comfortable being assigned topics to write about, that’s perfectly ok.  The Managing Editor can also work with you to develop a topic that interests you.

Can I submit more than one original piece?

Yes, you can submit more than one original piece as long as you’re consistent.  For example, if you want to submit two original pieces and a response to the Coffee Shop HR World Café, you need to submit two original pieces and a Coffee Shop HR World Café response each month, not sporadically.

The same goes for Political Cartoonists: if you want to submit three pieces, we ask that you submit three each month.

When will my article/art be posted?

Your piece will be posted within 30 days of being submitted.  Your work will typically be posted on the Coffee Shop HR homepage on the same day each month.  For example, Christine Ramage’s original piece is posted on the first Monday of every month.

What are the deadlines for HR Writers?

1st of the Month: topic of your choice

15th of the Month: Coffee Shop HR World Café response

What is the deadline for Book Reviewers?

15th of the Month

What is the deadline for Business Profile Writers?

15th of the Month

When will I receive the Coffee Shop HR World Café Topic?

The Coffee Shop HR World Café topic is announced on the 15th of the previous month.

Example: on Jan 15th, the topic will be announced for the February 15th submissions.

Who chooses the topic?

The Managing Editor chooses the Coffee Shop HR World Café topic each month.  Anyone is welcome to submit topic suggestions to coffeeshophr@yahoo.com

Can I write about a topic that’s already been discussed?

Yes, you are more than welcome to write about a topic that’s already been discussed.