When I look back on the early stages of my career in human resources I think one of the hardest pills to swallow was the bad reputation I had been bestowed by way of the heavy HR crown I now so proudly wear. After all, it’s not easy being queen. Queen of what you ask? Queen of policy enforcement, humiliating disciplinary meetings, heartless layoffs, corporate restructurings, boring sexual harassment training, and endless documentation requirements.
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If you ask an HR professional this question I bet you will get a smile and then a multi-faceted answer. We want (and need) to be a trusted resource for employees, so there needs to be a genuine, friendly element to our approach. But when does it go too far and become a liability?
I decided to jump right in, head first, and the water was…surprisingly warm. Alright, alright, that’s the optimist in me talking. It wasn’t always warm. In fact at times it felt much like a cold, bottomless abyss with a whirlwind vortex that would suck me in and spit me out, leaving me haphazardly scrambling for dry land. That might sound a bit dramatic, but starting your business all on your own can be quite lonely, intimidating, and demanding. Being an entrepreneur can also be extremely exhilarating and cathartic. It provides freedom and an empty canvas from which you can paint and…
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