What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
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.
Human Resources (HR) Manager in Los Angeles:
"Keep Your Skills Sharp!"
Never give up learning. Federal and state laws change all the time and it's your responsibility to stay up to date. With so many public seminars offered by professional associations, law firms and other HR vendors, as well as a multitude of free on-line webinars, there is not excuse to fall behind the knowledge curve.