HR Effing Rocks

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HR Effing Rocks

I was at a social occasion last weekend and the question of, “What do you do for a living?” came up. I let my new friend know that I work in Human Resources and mostly function as an HR Business Partner. They then asked, “Well what does that actually mean? What does HR do?” Wow- great questions. I sit around eating bon-bons . . . just kidding. Oh, some days, I wish this were true. But unfortunately, they make me work for my paycheck. Sons of guns! So, what does an HR Business Partner do? I play chess. I sit down with leaders and think

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Why should you sit at my table?

“Why should I give HR a seat at the table?” My first (and favorite) answer was, “Because I said so,” but I thought that might not go over well. So, after holding back, I gave it some thought and here is my better, more appropriate answer that every HR professional should read and agree to. If you don’t have these skills, please reach out to me and let’s talk. As an HR person, our first thought will be on the employees. Now you may be working with a great leader who is also thinking about the employees but the lens

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