On August 21, @shrmnextchat chatted with Ben Watts, CEO of wattsnext Australia, and Sue-Ellen “Sel” Watts, founder of wattsnext Australia and founder and CEO of wattsnextPX about Hacking HR - Little Things that Make All the Difference.
As an HR professional, you’re in one of the most emotionally demanding professions around. That’s the case because you are bombarded by the various emotions of every person you encounter throughout your day. This isn’t bad. It’s just a fact. The result of this is that HR pros are flat worn out. This is the type of tired that goes to your bones. And, it can become a daily reality.
If you didn’t catch it this week, a job board executive came out with how often you should be promoted early in your career. Basically, he said it should be every three years. Do you agree?
“With the right people, culture, and values, you can accomplish great things.” – Tricia Griffith, American Businesswoman
A Great Pleasure in Life Is Doing What People Say You Cannot Do.
Your CEO’s top worries are workforce related. The Global Leadership Forecast 2018 from DDI reported that building a leadership pipeline and retaining their top talent are worry #1 and #2. And they are right to worry, because a motivated workforce is truly a competitive advantage that ensures today’s top priorities are achieved and that people are learning, developing and growing in order to successfully address tomorrow’s challenges.
Year one of anything is new and exciting. Whether it’s freshman year of college, a new relationship or marriage, or the first year of a job at any stage of someone’s career. Then year two hits, and what was once new starts getting repetitive. Things start to get stale and aren’t as exciting. This is known as a sophomore slump.
The first few weeks of January are traditionally a popular time to set goals for self-improvement. The new year symbolizes a starting point, a new day to remind yourself:“You got this!”
So, another year down and another begins. Big deal. Isn’t it just another day? Can’t I just make my mind up to be something more and someone better on any other day of the year? Well, yes.
HR can be serious business. It can also be a source of comedic material. The funny and the not-so-funny.
The reality is...
People can be really difficult. Communication is hard. Change is hard.
Work can suck.
But people are really funny. And the situations we find ourselves in - at work, at home, in public - can be hilarious.
Ever heard that laughter is the best medicine?
You may or may not have noticed that I have taken some time off from writing lately. I have done a few pieces for a new concept at SHRM #NotionsByNicole found here.
This weekend, I witnessed my world through the eyes of an almost four year old girl. These lessons know no age limits and can work within your HR Teams. Please read on…
Who knew a park around the corner, a swimming pool, sidewalk chalk, markers and coloring books could create such joy, giggles and stories?
On February 14, @shrmnextchat chatted with Ben Eubanks @BenEubanks about the Building Blocks of a Great HR Function.
In case you missed this amazing chat filled with great advice from HR professionals, you can read all the tweets here.
Great HR doesn’t happen by accident. It is a journey, a work in progress, and is always evolving. At the base of every successful HR function are the philosophical building blocks that support its work and that make up the bedrock of a great organization. A healthy HR function is an essential component of a healthy and thriving workplace.