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    How You Broke into HR: Real Stories From Real People

    How You Broke into HR: Real Stories From Real People
    It seems like the number one question asked on the Human Resources message board is, "How can I break into HR?" These users followed their dreams. So for all of you who have hit the wall in your job search and are ready to give up, these stories are for you. Richard's Path to Recruiting I began a career in ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +9
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    STEP 3: Research Careers in HR

    STEP 3: Research Careers in HR
    In HR, you have the opportunity to specialize in a specific area, or work as a Generalist and wear many hats. Below is a list of the main specialty areas within HR that you may find yourself choosing from. We have also included salary information so you can match your interest with your earning potential. Click on the profiles below to ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Does HR Have to Keep it Confidential?

    Does HR Have to Keep it Confidential?
    A reader writes: I had a conversation with the HR Director about something happening in my department. She went to my boss with the issue, citing me as the source. This was not an official complaint by me, as we were not in her office but in the lunchroom. However, I considered conversations with HR professionals to be in confidence. Was ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Handling Workplace Retaliation

    Handling Workplace Retaliation
    Don't know the reason, but I've been noticing a lot of conversation lately about speaking up, giving feedback and all-around "conflict is healthy" talk. While I agree with most — if not all — of the conversation, I find that any discussion about putting disagreement on the table usually comes with questions regarding the consequences of doing so. Employees want to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    HR Generalist

    HR Generalist
    Are you the kind of person who likes to do a little of this and some of that? Then the role of HR generalist might be right for you. HR generalists wear many different hats. One minute you may be negotiating your company's employee benefits package, and the next, you're interviewing a candidate for a director-level position. [widget:397] Want to find ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +7
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    HR Compensation Professional

    HR Compensation Professional
    Compensation professionals always seem to be in demand, regardless of what's happening in the economy, and there always seems to be a shortage of well-qualified people in this area. The job requires strong technical skills as well as good people skills - a rare combination. Compensation professionals design reward systems that help companies attract, retain and motivate their employees. This work ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    HRIS Professional

    HRIS Professional
    Another area of HR without enough talent to meet demand is Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS). Technology has become a key part of HR as companies look at ways to function more efficiently. HRIS products help them manage one of their most important assets - their personnel. As HRIS systems have become more sophisticated, the demand for experienced professionals in this ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    HR Training Manager

    HR Training Manager
    The field of training and development (T&D) has changed substantially over the last decade. In the old days, trainers were expected to teach employees how to do their jobs. Now, training professionals are responsible for building environments that embrace learning. Management and leadership development is also an important part of the job. In some of the more forward-thinking companies, T&D professionals ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    HR Consultant

    HR Consultant
    HR Consultants usually have an expertise in one specialty area. The most common ones are Compensation, Recruitment (especially Executive Recruitment), HR Outsourcing and Leadership Coaching. You can work for a for a company or as an independent consultant. Most consultants have deep expertise in their field, acquired through many years of work experience or through a Ph.D., or both. If you ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Labor Relations Specialist

    Labor Relations Specialist
    Labor relations managers and their staffs implement industrial labor relations programs. Labor relations specialists prepare information for management to use during collective bargaining agreement negotiations, a process that requires the specialist to be familiar with economic and wage data and to have extensive knowledge of labor law and collective bargaining trends. The labor relations staff interprets and administers the contract with ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Just Do Your Job

    Just Do Your Job
    I love all of the discussion centered who should report to which department. Whether it is a HR department arguing they should be reporting to the CEO and they should have a seat at the table to recruiters arguing that they should be in any department except HR, it gives me a broad smile. Someone is building excuses for performance deficiency. ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Staffing and Recruitment

    Staffing and Recruitment
    Staffing, Recruitment and Placement professionals are often viewed as the most visible and important part of human resources. This is because staffing is the first entry point of prospective employees to the company. Recruitment professionals are responsible for the staffing strategy for the organization or the company, the sourcing of candidates, screening and preliminary interviewing of candidates, conducting background checks and ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Diversity and Inclusion Manager

    Diversity and Inclusion Manager
    Globalization and increased legal accountability have increased the demand for Diversity professionals. Depending on the size of the company, Diversity and Inclusion professionals will ensure company compliance with federal and state affirmative action laws, report regularly on specific targets to the Government and other institutions, provide funding and corporate sponsorship to external organizations, and run programs within the company that encourage ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Organizational Development Professional

    Organizational Development Professional
    Are you one of those people who embraces change? Then the field of organizational development may be just what you're looking for. Organizational development professionals work closely with top management to ensure the organization's design is closely aligned with the company's goals, mission and vision. In this role, you may also do some training and development. Things can get really hot ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Specializations

    Specializations
    Within the field of Human Resources there are many different specializations. Want to learn more? Check out the specialization profiles: • HR Generalist • Compensation Professional • HRIS Professional • HR Training Manager • HR Consultant • Labor Relations • Staffing and Recruitment • Diversity and Inclusion • Organizational Development Professional • Corporate Communications • Talent Management
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Defining the Role of Human Resources

    Defining the Role of Human Resources
    The workplace is stressful these days and people are on edge. If it's not increasing demands, decreasing dollars and limited staff, it's the human resource staff standing in the way of supervisors and managers doing what they want to do, how they want to do it, and when they want to do it. The No-No Girls Back in the day, me ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Are Your Managers Right For Employee Relations?

    Are Your Managers Right For Employee Relations?
    "The number one reason for conflict is the need to be right." The first time I heard this, I was an ROTC instructor by day and a graduate student by night. When I wasn't teaching leadership or hanging out by the Schuylkill River, I was grabbing nuggets of wisdom from my graduate courses. I think of this nugget often with managers ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Five Ways To Build Leadership Skills

    Five Ways To Build Leadership Skills
    If you want to start developing leadership skills in your first job, here’s Lindsey Pollak’s advice: Begin with your eyes and ears. That’s what she did in her first role as a program coordinator for the American Woman’s Economic Development Corp. in Stamford, Connecticut. “My pay was very low, so my terrific boss - the executive director of the organization - ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Temp in HR

    Temp in HR
    You've been trying to break into HR for a while now, so a friend suggests you contact a temporary placement agency about an opportunity in an HR department. At first, this sounds like a great idea, but now you're having second thoughts. Will this move help or hurt your career? Before you decide, consider the advantages and disadvantages of temporary work ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Real-world Application of the Strategic Business Partner Role

    Real-world Application of the Strategic Business Partner Role
    Fourteen years after the publication of Dave Ulrich's ground-breaking book HR Champions, organizations are still grappling with how to implement his recommended model for organizing HR to deliver optimum value. A key to that model is becoming a strategic partner, or what has come to be known as the creation of a strategic business partner (SBP) role. According to a recent ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?