The E.N.D.?

Like the Black Eyed Peas’ last album, I’m calling my post The E.N.D.  The first time I saw their album cover I thought, are the BEP breaking up?  Turns out it’s an acronym for The Energy Never Dies.  So just when you think the group may be kaputz, turns out they just keep rocking and better than ever before.

As does this blog.  It may look like the end but really, it’s just the beginning.  What I’m trying to say is that today is the last post for Fireside HR but it will soon be reincarnated to something even better.  Like any good story, this blog had a beginning, a middle, and now an end (or E.N.D.).  Sad to see it go, really.  When I was seven years old, my family moved from East Van to Burnaby during spring break.  I left behind my favourite friends Yumi and William.  I had a hard time making friends at my new school but I think that it had something to do with the fact that I had a Darth Vader backpack and didn’t own a My Little Pony.  In the end, no regrets though.  On the plus side, my new teacher assessed my skill level in the 3 R’s and discovered that I had difficulty reading and taught me from scratch.  What would have happened to me if I stayed at the old school; how long would it have taken for someone to figure this out?

Here’s my point:  this blog is about to get a fresh set of eyes and revamped to be better than ever.  While Fireside HR will no longer exist, a new blog will appear in its place, also owned by BC HRMA.  I would spill the secrets of the new site but at this point the design is under lock and key, like the Caramilk secret.  Watch this space for the new website URL.

Thank you

Thank you

Thank you

to all our writers.  You are fearless game changers in the HR world.  And cheers to social media for giving us the medium to let our voices be heard.  See you all on the other side.


Helen Luketic is proud to have been a part of the launch of the HR Metrics Service and Fireside HR at the BC Human Resources Management Association.  As you’re reading this, she’s currently busy at her new gig, working for the coolest HR department in Canada (and secretly hoping her new manager is reading this).  Like BEP and this blog, she’s not kaptuz either and likes to think that she’s still rocking.

Helen feels privileged to have worked with the bloggers:  Agata Zasada, Dana Sebal, Geraldine Sangalang, Holly MacDonald, Krysty Wideen, and Suzanne Boyd.  Stay classy, B.C.

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7 Responses

  1. Black Eyed Peas, the Caramilk secret AND Anchorman referenced in the same blog post? Helen – you will be missed!!!!

    I only recently got into this whole blogging thing (haven’t officially blogged yet… I’m more of a reader than a writer…) and you’ve played a huge part in getting me interested. Your writing is catchy and relatable and just plain fun to read.

    I’ll look for your next great blogging endeavor and keep an eye out for the new BC HRMA release (which should be easy because I work here… I’m going to go look for this ‘lock and key’ you speak of).

    Thank you, Helen!

    • Nilesh – All blog writers once started as blog readers! Why not give it a whirl by blogging on the online community?
      I’ll be honest with you, blogging at first can feel awkward, like going on a blind date. After a while though, you’ll get over that self consciousness and start figuring out ways to incorporate your favourite pop culture references. And remember, none of the bloggers here are professional writers.
      Thanks for the shout out!

  2. Thank you Helen for being a gracious editor and cat herder. I for one am grateful for the opportunity to have written with some great HR folks. I hope you continue blogging, I think you are a natural and truly enjoy your writing. No pithy pop culture reference, I’m afraid. Just plain old thanks.

  3. Make sure to announce your new blog on the linkedin site!!

  4. I concur with all! 🙂

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