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4 Deadly Traps Just Waiting For You As
A New HR Leader & How To Avoid Them!

By Alan Collins

Moving into a brand new leadership role is the #1 challenge any HR professional can face….no matter how much HR experience you have!

That’s a fact.

According to SHRM, 31% of all new HR leaders crash and burn in their first 18-24 months. 

Why?  Often, it’s because of poor cultural fit, inadequate onboarding, or the lack of appropriate expectations.

However, many new HR folks set themselves up for failure because of THEIR OWN MISTAKES AND MISSTEPS.  

In my book, The New HR Leader’s First 100 Days, I provide a comprehensive look at the traps just awaiting the arrival the new HR leader — and how to overcome them to stack the cards in your favor from day one.

Here are just four of the many common, but deadly traps that can bite you in the butt:

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Why Networking in HR Doesn’t Work Anymore
(And What You Should Do Instead).

By Alan Collins

Let me make a confession.

Networking is a pain.

And if you’re like me, you’re probably horrible at it.

So, I don’t do it anymore.

But that doesn’t stop me from reaching out to meet new people who can help me advance my career and interests in HR.

Hey, wait a second, you might say….isn’t that networking?

Not at all, and I’ll explain why in a moment. But first, a little story.


Dinner and networking

A few weeks ago, I had dinner with a former colleague, Ken (not his real name), who was frustrated about his career in HR.

He’s currently a senior director in Organization Development at a well-known national car rental company.  He’s in the #2 role and reports to a vice-president who heads up the department.

After five frustrating years, he’s ready to move into a #1 role.

And he’s prepared to jump ship to do it.

He’s also thought about hanging his shingle out as an independent OD consultant.  Confused over his options, he asked to meet me over dinner to talk things over.

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HR Consulting on the Side: “I’ve Just Landed
My First Gig. What’s Your Advice?”

Hi Alan,

For the first time, I’m going to be doing some HR consulting on the side for a small business. 

What I should charge to create a company handbook, revise new hire paperwork, including an online employee application…and be available for phone consultation?

I want to be reasonable but also don’t want to cut myself short.  

Any advice on what to charge and on agreements you have that you would be willing to share would be appreciated?


First of all, congratulations on your landing your first HR consulting project!

Doing an occasional HR consulting side project is a great way of testing this as a possible career option. Just make sure you don’t jeopardize your day job, unless you’re ready to jump ship.

That said…

Let me start with an HR
consulting horror story…

Four years ago, I signed a detailed consulting agreement with the owner of a small business.

I finished the work and the client raved about the results.

He promised to pay me, but didn’t.

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