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HR Valentine Stories: Caution is "de Rigueur"

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On the way to visit this company I was thinking: " No, no way I would want to work there...This is too far from the metropolitan area..." Surprise: I loved the place, the job, made lifetime friends...About an interviewee, on first impression: "Oh! what should I think?" Punky look, great smile, different industry, yet great background, so smart, flexible, and so likable... It was the best hire ever!Holiday Season: People are in gift giving mode at work! Valentine month is in December! A word of wisdom for HR?The boss handing out heart-shaped candies: Underappreciated Valentine thoughts by many. Do we need to understand that thoughts count? Appreciation is a daily practiceAnd sharing SHRM's Valentine stories here! From Valentine expressions to job postings...In HR we always have to be cautious...Happy Valentine to all HR people! What are your Valentine stories? Share with those around you....
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HR 2016 Challenges: Self-Check - Is There a Need for HR Managers?

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It appears that HR professionals are concerned about the validation of their HR knowledge and experience as we are stepping into the new year and facing 2016 HR challenges.
I believe that we have moved on to acknowledging the fact that there is no turning back for HR professionals: this economy and society is calling for well-rounded HR professionals who exhibit a solid understanding of situations and people, more than ever through behavior and competencies, and not solely thru experience.


HR : Can You Make it to the Top 20?
The other good news is that HR is on the list of 100 Top Hot Jobs for 2016 and that the growth of the profession is higher than average. There is a need for HR. According to CareerBuilder, Technology, Healthcare, Marketing, Sales, and Transportation offer the most opportunities for HR managers and generalists. By the same token, HR functions become more specialized. The question is not if HR is viable as a profession but rather if HR professionals will keep in pace …