Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Director of Human Resources (HR) in Houston:
"Take a yearly HR law and Payroll law class."
Take a yearly HR law and Payroll law class- the law changes.
Also a SALES AND USE TAX class.
Director of Human Resources (HR) in Redding:
"Be strategic for career advancement."
Be firm but flexible. Stand your ground when you know it will affect your success or reputation later. Gain as much experience as you can. Be strategic about your career, when you become a senior HR person, industry specific experience becomes an issue. If you don't that the specific industry experience, you may be overlooked. Apparently, the motto is not always hire for the right fit, train for the job.
Director of Human Resources (HR) in New York:
"Continued Education And Exposure To Soft And Hard Skills."
Leverage direct reports and engage them in the development of new HR initiatives in order to become valued business partners for their organizations.