What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
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.
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?