Sharing with you my 10 Tips for the Corporate Newbies. May you pick up a thing or two. Which one is your favorite? The one that resonates with you the most.
Brian Walker, Chief Human Resource Officer at Unifrax, was on point in his article "A Human Resource Career Is Not For 'Nice' People." HR, should be, more than anything else, fair, not nice alone. HR, must know how to empathize. Empathy. Reminds me of my article on Veron Estrella (also read Veronica Estrella: Paving the Way to an Authentic, Humanized and Globally Competent Filipino HR) where she also emphasized the importance of empathy in HR. Finally, I loved this part - "I made a recent acquaintance at a conference. This gentleman started his career as an Aeronautics engineer, moved to Finance, and now works in HR. I asked him about his transition into HR, and I loved his quote: I was surprised about how difficult HR is. Designing airplanes that won’t fall out of the sky is a lot easier than managing HR. Well said." Curious? Take a look at his full article here.
Yup, I know, I know. After the craziness of the halloween event back-to-back with the Christmas/Year-End celebration, here comes the Valentine's. Unbelievable, you only have 3 working days left before Valentine's Day and don't have anything yet for the employees. Fret not. I have some ideas for you. Quick, easy and would be memorable ones that you can prep within the next three days.