Human Resources (HR) Manager Advice

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

Human Resources (HR) Manager in Memphis:
"Get a Master's degree early."
Get your Master's degree early as it will open more opportunities to climb the career ladder.

Human Resources (HR) Manager in Fort Lupton:
"Being bilingual is a big plus for this job."
Get to know the employees well.

Human Resources (HR) Manager in Brighton:
"Being bilingual is a big plus in this job."
Get to know the employees well.

Human Resources (HR) Manager in Ronkonkoma:
"Human Resource Manager - responsibility & no authority."
People will always disappoint you. Only accept the responsibility of being the Human Resource Manager if the company also provides you with the authority to do your job correctly, otherwise you position is a 'joke' of the organization.

Human Resources (HR) Manager in Antioch:
"Hear the whole story without interuotio."
Continue to address issues case by case and stay on top of best practices and current and relevant public policies or company rules.

Human Resources (HR) Manager in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada:
"Take things less personally and more professionally."
Everyone has a story and they see you, as an HR person, through that lense. That lense is muted with the employee's life experiences, good or bad, and they project that on to you. In my experience most people are reasonable people and therefore can be reasoned with. It is the odd or unusual scenario when people are less reasonable, and you should not take what they think about you or the business too personally. Their opinion counts, but it should not count any more than any other employee opinion. It should also not distort your view of humanity or your company. If those people really are not a good fit for the company, you should find a way to part ways, rather than expend too much precious time to try and make them happy, when what you do may make no actual difference in their happiness (on or off the job).

Human Resources (HR) Manager in Fairfax:
"Don't sell yourself short."
You need increase your confidence because you sell yourself short and not asking for what you are worth.