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Problem Solving Negotiations Training Recap

Today’s Buzz is by Kylie Bayer, HR Manager, City of McMinnville, OR Connect: Twitter or LinkedIn What I’m Listening To: Lizzo. Loudly. Also maybe this playlist… What I’m Reading: Do You Have Kids? Life When The Answer Is No by Kate Kaufmann What I’m Watching: Game 5 of the Portland/OKC playoff series and giggling at … Continued

How To Handle the Death of a Coworker

Today’s Buzz is by Kylie Bayer, HR Manager with the City of McMinnville. LinkedIn & Twitter What I’m Watching: Schitt’s Creek and I have never laughed harder. Highly recommend. What I’m Reading: White Oleander, I never read it! What I’m Listening to: an HR podcast, Kammersations. It’s a podcast through our benefits/insurance provider, Citycounty Insurance … Continued

Navigating Rocky Labor/Management Terrain

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Kylie Bayer, HR Manager (LinkedIn, Twitter) with the City of McMinnville. What I’m Watching: Chef’s Table  What I’m Listening To: Whatever Alexa plays when I say “Alexa, play pop music.” What I’m Reading: A cookbook called Salad Days, it makes me want to eat more veggies. In the final interview … Continued

We’re All Recruiters!

Right Now with Kylie Bayer (LinkedIn/Twitter) What I’m reading: The Power of Collaboration What I’m watching: Sabrina The Teenage Witch What I’m listening to: My ten-month-old puppy snoring next to me Everyone is a recruiter and employees (and former employees, more on that later) are one of your best bets in finding a great candidate for … Continued

Maintaining Job Descriptions

Right Now with Kylie Bayer, Human Resources Manager, City of McMinnville (LinkedIn, Twitter) What I’m reading: Mink River by Brian Doyle What I’m watching: Just finished Big Mouth. It’s about growing up. It’s gross but pretty darn accurate and I love it. But really, it’s vulgar and gross so don’t start it unless you can handle gross. … Continued

Morning Buzz: Recapping Lots of New Ideas

What I’m listening to – Kingsley and Frankie Simone. I saw them at #TEDxMtHood on Saturday and their performances were super high energy! What I’m watching – Call the Midwife, I’m hooked after catching it during my last dental appointment. I’m also going to get started on Salt Fat Heat Acid soon. What I’m reading – Updated chapters of … Continued

New Job Jitters

What I’m reading: *gulp* nothing… Hope to start Crazy Rich Asians this weekend. What I’m watching: Ugly Delicious What I’m doing: Avoiding laundry and all other household chores! New job jitters, they’ll getcha. I got the new job jitters about three weeks ago when I started my first new job in TEN YEARS. As an … Continued

Inclusive Writing – A Style Guide

Kylie Bayer-Fertterer, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (LinkedIn, Twitter) What I’m Listening To: In My Feelings by Drake, gotta practice for the challenge… What I’m Watching: Luke Cage What I’m Reading: See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt What I’m Doing: At work, 1,000,000 recruitments. At home, refinishing my garage with my husband … Continued

Employing Refugees in Your Organization

Kylie Bayer-Fertterer, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (LinkedIn) and (Twitter) What I’m doing: Training my puppy to walk on a leash and to not act like a fool when we clip his nails. What I’m reading: The Dinner, it’s terrible, don’t read it. What I’m watching: Season 2 of Queer Eye. I have to watch it … Continued

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