What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Human Resources (HR) Director in Minneapolis:
Take a deep breath before taking action and give yourself permission to think through the problem.
Human Resources (HR) Director in Brea:
"Documentation is everything."
If it's not on paper, it didn't happen. I have had very bad experiences throughout my career because supervisors and myself included did not document employee incidents. Even the most loyal employees can come back and sue and if there is no documentation in their files, guess who is going to win?
Human Resources (HR) Director in Toledo:
Know the business, from sales, marketing to production. Grown to understand the dynamics of each team. Never stop learning.
Just because some companies do not value their H. R. Dept., does not mean you are not critical to the success of your company.
Human Resources (HR) Director in Atlanta:
"If you know early own it is not a good fit, trust yourself."
Learn the business you're working in. Get out of your office frequently, communicate effectively across ALL levels of the organization.
Human Resources (HR) Director in Derby:
"Policy on annual salary increases."
Have face to face meetings with all the key directors/leaders prior to accepting the position.