Every day, Human Resources professionals go to work and deal with issues involving human beings. What separates the great from the good is emotional and social intelligence.
Women of HR. Really? When did we get to a point in our society when the majority thought it was a good idea to start a specialty group and brand themselves as a minority?
We’re all stressed these days, trying to do everything perfectly, or reach too many goals in too few hours. In showing self-control, empathy, and courage, you show how truly powerful you really are.
Connecting with others can be an art form, and it is a very important success building skill. I have found that if I first look for what I have in common with someone, instead of what makes us different, it is much easier to connect.
I’m a Human Resources Director and I have a seat at the table. Every word I say at that table represents more than just me.The job isn’t for everyone.
As HR pros, we are supposed to help ensure that there is a clear line of sight between an employee’s effectiveness and his or her ability to do well at our organizations. Let’s work together to help company managers disentangle their own gender conformity preferences from the requirements of the job, and the companies we help lead.
W.C. Fields once said, “It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” It may be bad form to quote this misanthrope for a posting on the Women of HR but there are lessons to be learned from everybody.