Human Resources (HR) Generalist Advice

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

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.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Rosemead:
"Enhancing your HR Knowledge."
Human Resources comes with many challenges day in and day out, with the right training, resources, and tools to help enhance your knowledge, keep you up-to-date with new Labor Laws, and overall competitive in the field you will be on right track to utilize and execute your expertise thought your career.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Los Angeles:
"PHR needed and Spanish."
Get PHR certified and learn Spanish.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Bloomfield Hills:
"Microscopic attention to detail / not as systematic expected."

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Anchorage:
"You don't choose HR, HR chooses you."
You have a lot of influence but not a lot of authority. The hardest part is wanting people to succeed but not being able to save them from themselves. When it's good, it's so good. The ability to help staff and management is empowering. You feel like you make a difference every day, but you have to be strategic when you plan. You need to have lots of small wins before being able to get a big win. Knowing when to plan your actions and being able to wait for that optimal time will pay off in the long run.