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Human Resource Professional Day 2019 | Spotlight: Anthony Paradiso

 

September 26 is #HumanResourceProfessionalDay. 

Every day, HR professionals positively impact the lives of employees in workplaces around the world and contribute to the business strategy that allows their organizations to compete, grow and thrive. 

We asked our bloggers to share their HR stories.


Why did you choose a career in HR?

I can’t say that I chose HR but after graduating college I became a mortgage consultant and knew this was not for me. After resigning, I went on Craigslist and found a job that specialized in employee relations and that’s where I am...

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Human Resource Professional Day 2019 | Spotlight: Tracie Sponenberg

September 26 is #HumanResourceProfessionalDay. 

Every day, HR professionals positively impact the lives of employees in workplaces around the world and contribute to the business strategy that allows their organizations to compete, grow and thrive. 

We asked our bloggers to share their HR stories.


My HR Career - Why I Started, Why I Stayed
 

While most HR professionals I know seemed to have fallen into HR, I dove headfirst into my career…… in high school. Thanks to an early mentor, my Aunt Janice, who worked in “Personnel,” I understood from a young age that I could combine...

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On HR Professional Day, Looking Back and Moving Ahead

 

Today, September 26, is recognized as HR Professional Day—established in 2013 to recognize and celebrate the people who play a role like no other in the workplace.

We are business strategists, problem-solvers, talent developers, culture curators and so much more. I doubt there is any other role in an organization that wears so many hats, or shoulders so many diverse responsibilities. It’s hard to imagine how an organization...

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Human Resource Professional Day 2019 | Spotlight: Paul LaLonde

September 26 is #HumanResourceProfessionalDay. 

Every day, HR professionals positively impact the lives of employees in workplaces around the world and contribute to the business strategy that allows their organizations to compete, grow and thrive. 

We asked our bloggers to share their HR stories.

 


Why did you choose a career in HR?

I chose HR because of the unique opportunity to influence all areas of an agency. When done right, an HR professional can add so much value to an organization...

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Human Resource Professional Day 2019 | Spotlight: Amanda Brunson

September 26 is #HumanResourceProfessionalDay. 

Every day, HR professionals positively impact the lives of employees in workplaces around the world and contribute to the business strategy that allows their organizations to compete, grow and thrive. 

We asked our bloggers to share their HR stories.


Let’s Succeed Together

In honor of National HR Professionals Day, I wanted to reflect on my time in the industry. My HR career started about five years ago when I decided to pursue a graduate degree in Human Resources at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. But...

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Human Resource Professional Day 2019 | Spotlight: Claire Petrie

September 26 is #HumanResourceProfessionalDay. 

Every day, HR professionals positively impact the lives of employees in workplaces around the world and contribute to the business strategy that allows their organizations to compete, grow and thrive. 

We asked our bloggers to share their HR stories.


 

Why did you choose a career in HR and what has been the most rewarding?

Both of my parents worked in the field and I always saw how passionate they were about their work. I decided to go to business school and as soon as I got to my HR...

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Human Resource Professional Day 2019 | Spotlight: Jenni Stone

September 26 is #HumanResourceProfessionalDay. 

Every day, HR professionals positively impact the lives of employees in workplaces around the world and contribute to the business strategy that allows their organizations to compete, grow and thrive. 

We asked our bloggers to share their HR stories.


I didn’t choose to be in HR…it chose me.

Have you ever asked someone why they chose HR, or how they got their start in HR?  It’s amazing how...

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Human Resource Professional Day 2019 | Spotlight: Mark Fogel

September 26 is #HumanResourceProfessionalDay. 

Every day, HR professionals positively impact the lives of employees in workplaces around the world and contribute to the business strategy that allows their organizations to compete, grow and thrive. 

We asked our bloggers to share their HR stories.


Why did you choose a career in HR?

Well, I think it chose me. I should have known from my time as an RA at college, and a swim instructor at camp, that helping and teaching others was the right vocation. It took over a decade in retail operations to realize that...

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Human Resource Professional Day 2019 | Spotlight: Melanie Peacock

September 26 is #HumanResourceProfessionalDay. 

Every day, HR professionals positively impact the lives of employees in workplaces around the world and contribute to the business strategy that allows their organizations to compete, grow and thrive. 

We asked our bloggers to share their HR stories. 


As a self-described businesswoman with a specialization in Human Resource Management, I understand that organizations need to accomplish strategic outcomes and be operationally viable. With this in mind, I always stress that organizations achieve success with and through their people and not at the expense of them. 

As such, our work as...

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#Nextchat RECAP: Taming a Toxic Workplace Culture

On September 25, @shrmnextchat chatted with HR professionals and others from around the world about Taming a Toxic Workplace Culture.

If you missed this important chat filled with tips and advice about how to identify and remove the toxic elements from your culture to build healthier, happier and more-productive organizations, you can read all the tweets here or below: 

 

 

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