Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Human Resources (HR) Director in Lake Charles:
"The real world is much different than described in textbooks."
Look at all situations the way a neutral, third party would. Look for ways to be a peacemaker within the organization. Understand that HR advises those that own the decision to be made. Align yourself with power but do not cross the line and make the actual decision.
Human Resources (HR) Director in San Jose:
"Co-Leading the Business."
Do you have a passion for coaching leaders and designing the organization for optimum performance? If so, this is the role for you!
Human Resources (HR) Director in Los Angeles:
"Do everything to improve employee relations and safety."
Communicate well with staff and management and work together with management as a partner to develop their skills as leaders.
Human Resources (HR) Director in Modesto:
"Innovative thought leader the finds solutions for complex."
Research your organization and interview multiple times to look for a culture fit.
Human Resources (HR) Director in Foster City:
"Never stop learning."
Block time each week to read the email updates and HR magazines you received to keep on top of the laws and best practices.
Human Resources (HR) Director in Farmingdale:
Stay close to the business. Pay attention to the culture. Do as much as you can to remove HR obstacles and bureaucracy from managers and employees. Make sure that your HRIS system works for the business, not the other way around. Lead by serving, not by imposing directives.
Human Resources (HR) Director in Atlanta:
"HR is ever changing."
Ensure you make your HR career a "profession." Join organizations that reflect your career track, and volunteer. Strive to make a positive difference in your job, your profession, and in your community.