Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Skowhegan:
"Variety is the Spice of Life."
Learn as much as you can about all aspects of HR. Never say no to a project, training, assignment--stay positive and enjoy every aspect!
Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Hanford:
"Wish I Had Specialized Sooner."
Learn all you can about employment law, payroll law, and leave law. Don't worry about administrative tasks like running payroll, entering data into the HRIS, etc.. Someone can always be trained to perform those functions. But as the Generalist, you better know WHY those functions must be done in a certain way and what are HR best practices in an industry that is always changing.
Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Boston:
Ask a lot of questions- if you don't understand something find someone who does or look for a network of peers that can help.
Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Aspen:
"Jump in with both feet."
Try everything because you'll never know what you like! Learning new competencies and becoming well-rounded is an excellent skill.
Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Fort Worth:
"Varied tasks and outside HR realm."
My tasks have varied greatly and still include being the point person for the IT contractors and liaison to the Board of Directors. If I could focus simply on HR, I could make a huge difference here.
Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Rochester:
"Make sure there is "Human" in Human Resources."
Through my years, make a point to interact and get to know your employees. Don't just be a name.
Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Bedford:
"If you have trouble with software, classes available."
If you have trouble with our computer software. I can train you.