What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Anchorage:
"You don't choose HR, HR chooses you."
You have a lot of influence but not a lot of authority. The hardest part is wanting people to succeed but not being able to save them from themselves. When it's good, it's so good. The ability to help staff and management is empowering. You feel like you make a difference every day, but you have to be strategic when you plan. You need to have lots of small wins before being able to get a big win. Knowing when to plan your actions and being able to wait for that optimal time will pay off in the long run.
Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Asheville:
"Pick your management team carefully."
Frustration is defined as finding and offering a solution to a problem, and having it fall on deaf ears while being minimized.
Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Washington:
"Learn everything you can."
I would advise anyone new to the HR Generalist role is as the title implies try to learn everything you can about the HR function and make a concerted effort to master all of those scopes that come with the HR field. This will put you on the path down the road to be elevated to a HR Manager.
Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Yakima:
"The pay freeze and lack of software and policies/ procedures."
In your interview: Ask questions about software, pay increase frequency, and compliance with policies and procedures.
Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Holly Ridge:
"Enjoys coaching and mentoring others to make a difference."
I would suggest that a new HR Generalist Enjoy your job with the self-satisfaction that you can and will make a difference in others life by instilling integrity, honesty, great work ethics, following company processes and procedures, state and federal laws and the ability to know at the end of the day, you gave it 110+% and is satisfied with the results.