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The Customers of HR

The 5-legged stool of HR

There is a lot of talk in the HR world about analytics, technology, validation and seats at the table etc… But sometimes, I think all of this talk distracts us from the real purpose of HR. The real purpose of HR is to take care of our customers. Some HR experts will tell you that the customers of HR are our employees or our executives. To me . . .

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February 11, 2016

The Future of HR

HR Mobile Apps

The future of HR is in mobile apps. The HR department that finds a way to provide service to their customers via mobile apps will provide a great asset to their company when it comes to creating a great work place. Soon there will be a HR mobile app for everything. Even now employees can check most if not all HR functions on their mobile . . .

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February 03, 2016

Some Things not so Positive in HR

My Pet Peeves About HR

In my last post I talked about some positives in HR. In this post I want to discuss some not so positives in HR. These are strictly my own opinion.

One not so positive is our philosophy of always wanting to be validated. Or to have a “seat” at the table with the “strategic” executives of the organization. This has always been one of my pet . . .

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January 28, 2016

Positivity in HR

How HR is becoming more positive!!!

There have been plenty of positive changes in HR over the years. One positive change is the increase in technology in our field and the willingness of HR professionals to embrace technology to increase our ability to take care of our customers. So many of our HR functions can now be done with the assistance of technology.

Also the addition . . .

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January 21, 2016

My HR Philosophy

I believe each person should have their own personal philosophy when it comes to work and life.
Below is my own personal HR philosophy. I do my best to live up to this philosophy every day. What is your philosophy?

  1. UNDERSTAND ORGANIZATIONAL CAPABILITIES:

    Internal organizations and supported organizations
    Current vs. future capabilities

  2. . . .

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January 05, 2016

Success

You are a success if:

You are a success if:

You have failed 100 times and get up to try the 101st time.

You fail and fail again, but realize this does not make you a failure.
It only prepares you for your ultimate success.

You make someone better every day.

You bring value to someone every day.

You do not allow others to determine your success for you.

You are not . . .

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December 16, 2015

Confidence

You have to have confidence in your people

When you are in charge of people, whether as a leader or as a manager there are times that you will need to show confidence in them and their abilities. Even if your people do not have confidence in themselves and their abilities, you must show them that you have confidence in them.

I once had to do this during my time in the Army. Once while . . .

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December 08, 2015

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