Charlene Marmer Solomon, Contributing Editor

Hi there. Let me confess something to you. Everywhere I go, people ask, “What does a contributing editor do?” Well, it has got to be one of the best jobs in the world.

As a contributing editor to Workforce (previously Personnel Journal), I’ve had the chance to interview, meet and just get to know some of the smartest, most thought-provoking, and most dedicated people around the world. That’s you.

Since 1986, together we’ve grappled with such ideas as employee loyalty and productivity, domestic violence and its impact in the workplace, gender issues and how you can assist your employees to balance their work and family commitments, and grief and HR’s role in critical life passages that affect us all.

If you’ve read some of my articles, you can probably guess that my special interests are global trends as well as work and family issues. As a writer and observer for Workforce, I’ve traveled to some of the most incredible places around the globe – Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Barcelona – talking to global HR managers, line managers, expatriates and their families.

Of course, it’s great fun, but equally important, I love my travels because they give me a gut-level, tangible “feel” for the issues you’re facing every day and a sense about how so many of you are trying to address those concerns.

I’d love to hear from you. Please e-mail me by clicking on charsol@aol.com. Take care.