Most people who take pride in their work want to become more efficient, more effective, and all-around better at their jobs, and busy HR managers are no exception. But with more and more on your plate with every passing year, it may be a challenge to find the time to devote to regular learning. Aside from big conferences (of which you may get to attend one or two a year) and books (which take time to digest), what resources are available to help you level up your skills?
Performance reviews can be a time for of delicate conversations, honest feedback, and thoughtful goals that help employees improve their skills and put them on the right career path. Ideally, these conversations should be objective and fair. But unfortunately, there is no single universal standard or guideline about what makes for a fair performance review. There are plenty of review methods to choose from, but they all offer differing levels of criteria and terms with broad interpretations.
When you’re recruiting and hiring new employees, the right skills and experience are probably at the top of your list of priorities. But while these factors are great at predicting whether a candidate will be technically equipped to do the job well, they don’t tell you much about how well they’ll fit in with your workplace’s culture, or how well they’ll work with the rest of their team.
With the first month of a new year coming to a close, employers are starting to get a feel for some of the particular challenges and opportunities 2019 will bring. While the longest government shutdown in U.S. history dominates headlines and affects hundreds of thousands of workers, that’s hardly the only thing on many HR managers’ minds this January. Between hiring woes, relevant court decisions, and a myriad of other issues affecting the American work landscape, January has been action-packed. In case you’ve missed any of it, here’s what you need to know:
Happy New Year! As you’re putting together a list of resolutions, boosting your career as an HR leader may be one of your biggest priorities. However, becoming the best HR manager you can be takes time and commitment. One way to establish your reputation and help guide your career is to join associations and groups. Another is to immerse yourself in the work of thought leaders and influencers who can inspire, educate, and motivate you.