Let’s Fix Work Episode 72
This week’s episode is a bit different. Why? Well, I am the guest (and the host). I have some important things to share with you about Human Resources and I felt compelled to switch up the format a bit to get my message to you uninterrupted.
I dive into what Human Resources is and how some people may have a different view of what Human Resources is supposed to look like. I also share about the four quadrants of Human Resources (what they are and why they’re needed), and what makes a great Human Resources professional. What could the world of HR be if we had nothing to lose? Find out in this unique and high energy episode of Let’s Fix Work.
In this episode, you’ll hear:
- What Human Resources is (and what it should be)
- Some problems in HR and where they stem from
- The Four Quadrants of Human Resources
- What to do if you’re struggling in your career
WHAT MAKES A GOOD HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT?
The best HR departments must be staffed by talent-focused individuals who are experts in the four quadrants of Human Resources. They should be talented individuals that excel at putting the employee first.
WHAT ARE THE FOUR QUADRANTS OF HUMAN RESOURCES?
- Daily Employee Experience
- Offboarding (The way people exit and leave an organization)
WHY AM I SO DIFFERENT THAN OTHER HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONALS?
I have something to tell you. I’m exactly like every other HR person out there. I just have nothing to lose. So I say it straight, without fear of repercussions.
WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU HATE YOUR JOB AND FEEL BACKED INTO A CORNER?
The best thing you can do is be your own advocate. Be your own agent. Employ the best of Human Resources to fix your situation and get yourself into a better position in your life and career.
WHY SHOULD THE FOCUS OF HUMAN RESOURCES PUT THE EMPLOYEE FIRST?
When a Human Resources department is allowed to really grow and thrive, they become experts at employee onboarding, retention, and daily experience. When they are able to focus on the employee and put the employee first, the organization becomes a place where many would love to work. Putting the employee first instills purpose, passion, and perseverance.
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Love the offboarding tip – to approach the exit process with humility especially it means having to let people go. Keeping humanity within the process.