What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Human Resources (HR) Manager in Las Vegas:
"For People People Only."
Be prepared to walk a tight rope on a daily basis. Uncertainty is certain. Be able to modify your communication style to fit various situations. Be a good salesperson. Be fair minded and open minded. Be a good listener. Be a cheerleader. Be honest and empathetic. Be prepared to follow changing legislation and make changes accordingly. Be ethical. Don't forget where you came from.
Human Resources (HR) Manager in Shreveport:
Get as much education in the particular field of HR as you can. Even though laws and regulations are constantly changing, the basics of an HR background studied in an education institution can only help.
Human Resources (HR) Manager in Eaton:
"This Career Can Be Very Rewarding. Education."
Take the time to evaluate all aspects of a situation before passing judgement. Continue education and keep up-to-date on regulations affecting your job.
Human Resources (HR) Manager in Allentown:
"Sound Knowledge Of General Business Operations."
A sound knowledge of general business operations is the key to successful HR management.
Human Resources (HR) Manager in Tulsa:
"Build An Expertise From General To Specific When Starting."
First, know that as an human resource professional you will be a life-long learner. Get a good general knowledge of the main functions of human resources e.g. Compensation and benefits, recruiting and staffing, training and development, compliance and employee relations. Be a systems thinker by identifying how each of the functions work together as a system.
Secondly, identify one function that you are particularly passionate about and explore, learn and practice your additional skills.
Above all, continue to fall in love with your work.