Human Resources (HR) Director Advice

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

Human Resources (HR) Director in Dallas:
"There is Never a Dull Moment."
Never say, "That isn't my job." You learn so much from speaking day-to-day with employees and managers, more than anything you will learn sitting in your office all day. Trust, but verify. You usually get half of the story so always speak with everyone before making a decision. Take notes often. Calls or conversations you have now may not seem important, but may mean everything 6 months from now. Write down the date and time of calls. You will never be bored! Every day is different and interesting. It is very important to get your PHR and/or your SHRM-CP. The tests put you in actual situations that you will incur every day.

Human Resources (HR) Director in De Ridder:
Pros: Good working environment.
Cons: No raises - not even cost of living raise.

Human Resources (HR) Director in Lake Charles:
"The real world is much different than described in textbooks."
Look at all situations the way a neutral, third party would. Look for ways to be a peacemaker within the organization. Understand that HR advises those that own the decision to be made. Align yourself with power but do not cross the line and make the actual decision.

Human Resources (HR) Director in Northern:
"Be years younger."
Learn your craft and establish yourself as a fair problemsolver and the "go to" person for advice.

Human Resources (HR) Director in San Jose:
"Co-Leading the Business."
Do you have a passion for coaching leaders and designing the organization for optimum performance? If so, this is the role for you!

Human Resources (HR) Director in Los Angeles:
"Do everything to improve employee relations and safety."
Communicate well with staff and management and work together with management as a partner to develop their skills as leaders.

Human Resources (HR) Director in Dallas:
"Varibles."
New to HR ? Expect the unexpected. Know that you people will always surprise you. Be open minded. You are HR to assist your people and your company. Compassion and facts are your friends not always easy companions. HR - I love what I do !