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

Deeply Flawed & Still Learning: Black Lives Matter.

Racism exists.  There’s no denying it, which I don’t (and haven’t).  Even so, I have been absolutely clueless as to just how deeply ingrained and pervasive institutionalized racism actually is in around the world (not just America).  Needless to say, the last couple of days have been like a series of gut punches as I’ve(…)

“All Lives Matter.” Said Without Apology.

For the last few years, I’ve been pretty staunch in saying something I’ve believed my whole life: all lives matter. Prior to 2013, saying that wasn’t a big deal, in my circle it was kind of a ‘captain obvious’ moment.

  1. Michael Heller: You and I are friends IRL and I, too, agree that all lives matter. But, while I have faced religious…

  2. Crystal Miller: Michael, I absolutely see your point of view. To be clear, I have zero doubt white privilege exists. I can…

  3. Deeply Flawed & Still Learning: Black Lives Matter. - TheOneCrystal.Com: Your comment is awaiting moderation. […] audience on social media.  Well, I’ve had something of an audience for several years now so yesterday’s post wasn’t…

  4. Matt: Your comment is awaiting moderation. So remember that blog post you wrote where you called out a Jew and finished it off with a quote…

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?!…(…)

  1. Bullying? Is BS. - TheOneCrystal.Com: […] I’ve been dealing with it for months and while it mostly just makes me feel frustrated because it’s such…

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: […] 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…

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