Human Resources (HR) Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Human Resources (HR) Director?

Human Resources (HR) Director in Punta Gorda:
"Very nice working conditions, great weather, nice small town."
Pros: The town is great especially when considering location. There is a lot to do in the area and if you like a small town atmosphere, then this is the place for you. The one thing I would caution everyone about is that there are limited beaches in Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte areas. Both of these communities are boating and fishing communities! If you want a beach then you will need to travel about 1/2 hour either north or south of the area. Housing prices are much more reasonable in the area, and nice homes can be found both old and new construction. We haven't had any days below 32 degrees Fahrenheit in several years so winters are great if you are tired of the snow.
Cons: Traffic can be bad especially along Hwy 41. You typically do need to travel to get to some of the larger cities such as Ft. Lauderdale or Orlando. Most people choose to drive to Tampa of Ft. Myers to catch a flight out of the area. The contractors I have met (in Port Charlotte) are very unreliable, they don't return calls or show up when you make those appointments. I finally found one that I am keeping his name private until I get the work on my house completed. I will share after that.

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.