7 HR Career Regrets You Must Bury Before This Year Ends….

By Alan Collins

Everyone has regrets.

Especially when it comes to our careers in HR.

We all make mistakes we wish we could take back.

We all have things we wish we could do over.

We all have things we wish we could we could have done differently.

However, as this year comes to a close, it’s time to do a reset for next year.

And to do that here are seven career regrets you absolutely need to bury and let go of right now in 2019 — before the new year starts. 

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Holiday Gift Ideas For Your Human Resources Team, Colleagues, Clients, Friends & Loved Ones!

Don’t search high and low for the perfect gift for the important HR people in your life. 

Find them right here!

Nothing is better than a great book…especially one that will help the people you care about advance their careers in HR.

“Books are a uniquely portable magic,” wrote Stephen King, who ought to know about such things.  So, this holiday season, why not spread a little portable magic yourself?  Or surprise them with a gift they’ll value.

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Your HR Resume — 10 Quick Tips For Making It Stand Out From Your Competition

by Alan Collins

Want to get a quick jump start on landing your next HR position in 2020?

Here’s how…

Start NOW getting your HR resume
updated, polished up and ready to go.

Here’s why.

Most people take November and December off.

They think: “Hey, it’s the holidays. I’ve got parties, family gatherings, turkey to consume and lots of shopping to do.”

“I don’t need to deal with my HR resume right now… and besides, hiring won’t happen until January anyway.”

Don’t fall into this trap.

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The Sudden Departure of McDonald’s CHRO:  4 Brutally Tough Lessons for HR Leaders…

by Alan Collins

This article is NOT pleasant.

It is brutally candid.

And absolutely critical for you to read if you currently are (or aspire to be) a top HR leader…whether you agree with it or not!

With that said, let’s get started.

As everyone on the planet knows by now, McDonald’s recently fired its CEO.  And shortly thereafter, they announced the sudden departure of the CHRO that reported to him. 

Stunning.

Very few people outside of McDonald’s saw these two moves coming.

Before getting into the HR leadership lessons we can all learn from this episode, here’s how the Wall Street Journal reported this story:

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4 Ways To Create Your Own Luck & Advance Your Career in HR…

by Alan Collins

“Damn!  Another early morning HR presentation.”

That’s what Mike muttered under his breath as he slowly climbed out bed at 5 am.

He had given three presentations to different business groups around Miami.

And this would be the tenth one he’d given in the last year.

He was tired, but excited at the same time.

He had promised his good friend Cynthia, president of the local SHRM chapter, that he’d help her out.  She had lined him up yet again to give his presentation on: “The Top 10 Ways To Use Social Media To Attract Top Talent.”   

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HR Leaders: 8 Reasons Why Your HR Team May Secretly Hate You — And What To Do About It!

by Alan Collins

If you’re an HR leader, there’s a slight possibility that some key members of your team may secretly despise you.

And it may be entirely your fault.

But, because you’re the boss and your people like getting paid, they won’t tell you.

However, here’s how you can find out for sure…

Just e-mail this article to your team members and ask them to circle any of the items list below that apply to you.

Then ask them to drop it back in your office.

Anonymously.

That’s all you need to do.

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How To Make Yourself Compelling and Memorable in Your Next HR Job Interview…

by Alan Collins

The Three Bears
Snow White
Hansel & Gretel
The Three Little Pigs

What do these all have in common?

They are all short stories.

Stories that we fondly remember from our childhood. Each of these stories are different and unique.

Even after decades, I’ll bet if you were pressed you could remember the essence of each these stories.

The same is true of conveying a good story in HR interviews. 

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