30 Great Side Hustles For HR Professionals, While Working Your Full Time Job – Part 2 of 2

Featuring HR Side Hustles #16-30.

by Alan Collins

This is Part 2 of the HR Side Hustle series featuring side hustles #16-30.

You can find Part 1 of this series
featuring side hustles #1-15 here.

That said, let’s begin Part 2 with…

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30 Great Side Hustles for HR Professionals, While Working Your Full Time Job – Part 1 of 2

Important Note: This article kicks off my series featuring 30 HR side hustles ideas. The first 15 are here – 15 more will follow. Stay tuned!

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by Alan Collins

Are you in an HR day job, but want to monetize your HR expertise even further and in new ways?

Then now may be the perfect time to consider a side hustle.

Why? Because with today’s up and down economy and technology giving all of us the ability to “work-from-anywhere” — it’s never been easier!

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16 HR Jobs in 25 Years — 50 Golden Lessons, Both Painful & Inspiring.

by Alan Collins

I thought I’d take the opportunity here to share 50 GOLDEN LESSONS I’ve learned from 25 years in the HR trenches.  About two lessons per year.

These are truths I’ve gained from lots of personal screw-ups, some successes, three companies, 16 HR jobs and other HR professionals that I’ve worked with who inspire me.

Yes, some of these you may have seen already, because I share them often.

BUT hopefully, there are a few new items here you might find helpful in managing your own career in HR — without going through all the pain and agony. 

While they are in no particular order, I try never to ignore #50.

Enjoy!

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HR Director Fired After “Good” Performance Review — And How To Keep This From Happening To You!

by Alan Collins

Last year, a senior HR director friend of mine was fired after her year-end performance review. 

What was especially brutal was her boss’ overall evaluation of her performance.

She had been rated a “3” on her company’s 5-point scale, which was “good.”

And she was further informed that her performance was “solid” and that everything was okay.

Knowing that, she signed off on the review.

So, she was blindsided beyond belief when she was called back in a few weeks later…and fired! 

To be totally honest, she knew her performance wasn’t stellar.

But she was devastated by this news and clearly didn’t think she’d get whacked.

Matters became worse when she was told by her boss that, after discussing the company’s financial troubles with the higher ups, THEY (not he) decided to eliminate her job.

They agreed she was doing a good job.  But they didn’t feel that SHE…as well as THE JOB she was in..was adding enough value to the business.

Read that last sentence again.

Good performance wasn’t enough.  It wasn’t a performance issue.  It was just time to whack her job.  And her.

And her manager blamed the decision on his bosses.

Yeah, right…

What a spineless, freakin’ wimp!

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This Has To Stop. It’s Time To Speak Out…And Take Action!

by Alan Collins

I don’t know about you…but I’m not okay.

I’m crushed and frustrated by this continuing war against black people.

I will call this thing what it is — pure racism.

In the last month:

When does this crap stop?

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The WFH Revolution Is Here…Forever. Are You Ready For It?

3 actions you should take now.

By Alan Collins

It’s here! And for some organizations, it’s here…forever!

Just last week, Twitter announced plans to offer every single one of its employees the option to WFH (work from home) permanently. Forever.

Square announced the same thing a few days ago.

So did Facebook.

Wow!

One thing is certain, more organizations are sure to follow their lead.

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Your Secret Weapon For Staying Inspired & Motivated in HR During COVID-19 (Part 2 or 2)

By Alan Collins 

In Part 1 of this article, I mentioned that giving yourself a MISSION THAT MATTERS is your secret weapon for staying inspired as an HR Pro as we emerge from this Great Pandemic.  

Now in part 2, we pick up on this secret weapon idea and cover:

That said, let’s get started.

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