Welcome to the blog I keep for all my little lightbulb moments on Social HR, Recruiting, Digital Strategy & of course.. Being Crystal.

Bullying? Is BS.

For the last year now, I’ve been dealing with a bully.   For a while, it was very passive-aggressive:  to my face, he was nice while asking me to do things like help him out by buying his girlfriend a plane ticket in December (which I did because that’s what friends do), but behind my back, the(…)

  1. Helena: Bullying is bullying. End of story. I thought that nonsense ended after highschool. Sorry you're dealing with this.

  2. Matt Charney: This reminds me of that time I buried Hoffa when we got attacked by that Chupacabra and then Elvis popped…

  3. Gareth Jenkins: Sorry you've had to deal with this Crystal. Both you and Dwane are lovely, truly well meaning people. I know…

  4. Julie Terry: Great article! It speaks to me and I'm empowered that you are speaking out about this. This really empowers everyone.…

  5. Karen Mattonen: there is a lot of hate in our industry.. and a lot of finger pointing.. a lot of trashing... and…

Getting Past The Gossip Girl (or Guy)

Sometimes, no matter how much I’d like to believe the contrary, it can feel like we never really escape high school.  Who gossiped with whom about what, who got invited to what party, who showed up to what event and who didn’t, what’s the status of so-and-so’s relationship and did you hear what they said?!…(…)

Love Yourself

Love Yourself

Have you ever just had to deal with something (or maybe someone)  you just couldn’t get behind?   Of course you have… we all have.  Last year, for me it was lists.  You know what I’m talking about:  influencer marketing lists typically made from who’s the noisiest on Twitter… something I think about every time I hear the(…)

Okay Guys: Enough is Enough

There’s a lot of talk in our digital space about the special place reserved in hell for women who don’t help other women.  For the most part, I agree with that… although, personally I’m not going to promote or help anyone just because they’re a woman.   They also have to be competent and likable for(…)

  1. Best Blogs 1 May 2015 | ChristopherinHR: [...] Crystal Miller knows whats going on. Here Cystal speaks to feminism, sexism and just living a life. Do you…

  2. Jordan: Great points here. It's so important to work WITH each other, not against each other. You often don't realize how…

  3. Bullying? Is BS. - TheOneCrystal.Com: Your comment is awaiting moderation. […] the last year now, I’ve been dealing with a bully.   For a while, it was very passive-aggressive:  to my…

#HRCarnival: The Truth of Employee Recognition in Branding

The value of employee recognition goes far beyond branding.

  1. HR Carnival - Truths Around the World - HR Solutions | Dovetail Software: [...] of the Show Crystal Miller brings us The Truth of Employee Recognition in Branding.  Complete with poetry, links and…

  2. Dan Erickson: No fair making me cry at work, Crystal. I loved the end of that video. That is exactly why I…

    • Crystal: Dan, sorry for the late reply - just caught your comment. I have no doubt Elevated Careers will make a…

Being Crystal: Why I Stay(ed) and Why I Left

There are things which we hold close to our chest, not really wanting to share with others.  Of course, there are all kinds of reasons for it; but two stick out when it comes to domestic abuse:  there is a sad reality of judgement against the victim and a lack of desire to understand those(…)

  1. Martin: Crystal - Thanks so much for choosing to share this - it's brave. Unbelievable that you had to endure this.…

  2. Shauna: Big Big hugs. You are very brave and I'm sorry you had to go through all that, especially with no…

    • Crystal: My parents were there. And I was "lucky" because it wasn't a daily, weekly or even monthly occurrence. We (my…

  3. Todd Raphael: I'm so glad you're OK. My best wishes always.

  4. John Jorgensen: Wow...just another example of your strength. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Christopher: I don't have the words to say I'm sorry you and your daughters experienced this - but I also don't…

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“Waking Up:” Embarking on #90Meals with #NoKidHungry

“Waking Up:” Embarking on #90Meals with #NoKidHungry

Thoreau penned, “It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about??” And reading those words, I “woke up.” I’ve committed to use my social influence to do some tangible good for No Kid Hungry during the course of #90Meals. (Click to read more)

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