Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Human Resources (HR) Manager in Leeds:
Advancing at work is not harder, but is more stressful. Need to learn how to cope with this as much as the skills to undertake the work.
Study yourself to see the triggers of when you are getting stressed. Then develop strategies for how to cope with this.
Organising and planning make you feel more in control and reduce stress.
Whenever I am getting stressed, I take a quick break, tidy my desk and update my to do list, checking the priorities. 5-10 minutes but helps avoid plenty of wasted time from poor stressed decisions.
Human Resources (HR) Manager in Chelmsford:
"Open mindedness is the key to progression."
Your workforce is your biggest asset, never let them flounder. The past is for glancing into, always look forward.
Human Resources (HR) Manager in Aberdeen:
"HR is involved in problems solving."
The post may be heavily involved in administration and involvement with developing or maintaining Policies, Procedures, Recruitment processes, Appraisal paperwork, salary structure scales, Pensions and less focus upon contact with people.
Human Resources (HR) Manager in Exeter:
"Advice, support, recruitment, training, disciplinary"
Recruitment, training, disciplinary, grievance, pay scales
Human Resources (HR) Manager in Reading:
"No day ever goes according to plan. Flexibility is key."
Fairness and Transparency across all employees is paramount but you can't please all of the people all of the time.
Human Resources (HR) Manager in Derby:
"Beware the stress!"
Stress levels when dealing with employee relations and long term absences can be extremely high. Always try not to take your work home with you and realise that you can't always understand why people act/react in the way they do.
Human Resources (HR) Manager in Indigo:
Keep close to the operational side of the business and broaden your experience as much as possible