Three Global Leaders Share 22 Minutes of Sheer Brilliance…

by Alan Collins

While scrambling to finish up a project for a client, I stumbled across the three awesome videos on YouTube — that every HR pro should watch.

I’ve posted them below.

It’ll take you just 22 minutes to view all three.

But the insights you’ll learn about HR’s role and what we bring to the table…are simply BRILLIANT!  

So go grab your favorite beverage and check them out.

If you’re busy right now, bookmark this page and come back when you have time.

But DO watch them. 

Even if you’ve seen these before, view them again.

Or share them with your HR colleagues.

Or your boss.

Or pick out one to spice up your next HR meeting.

They are classics.

In any event, check them out below and ENJOY!

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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?

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6 Ways To Become an HR Superhero in Your Organization — No Matter How Much (Or Little) Experience You Have!

by Alan Collins

A few nights ago, I saw Black Widow on HBO Max.

I loved it!

It had great action sequences, a cool story and heart. Scarlett Johansoon was terrific in the starring role.

I highly recommend it.

I’m a big superhero fan and movie buff.  As a kid I collected comic books and fantasized having powers like Spider-Man.

Growing up, I wouldn’t be surprised if you had your own super-powered role model as well.

And, maybe you still do.

If so, envision this: Imagine being an HR superhero in your organization.

If you’ve gained a reputation with your clients as someone who is awesome at what you do in HR, it’s just like being your favorite superhero — gifted with super powers.

When you’ve reached this level:

It doesn’t matter how much HR experience you have.

It doesn’t matter what college you went to.

It doesn’t matter what degrees you have.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re HR certified or not.

No one gives a crap about that stuff.

Instead, they are spellbound by your powers and your awesomeness. 

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

by Alan Collins

The date: February, 2019,
before all the pandemic craziness.

“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: Are Your Treating Your Good People Like Criminals? If So, Watch Out.

by Alan Collins

A friend just quit his job as Director – HR Operations.

And was treated “like a criminal.”

When he handed his boss his two-week notice, this occurred one hour later:

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HR Leaders: Why You Can’t Find Great HR People To Hire — And What To Do About It.

by Alan Collins

An HR leader recently questioned a well-known executive recruiter:

“Why can’t we find great HR people to hire?”

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How HR’s Most Misunderstood Buzzword Can Jack Up Your Income & Promotability

By Alan Collins

There are lots of buzzwords in HR.

“HR business partner.”
“A seat at the table.”
“Go-to person”

You know the list.

But in my humble opinion, “ADDING VALUE” is the most misunderstood one of all.

Why? Because unlike the others, there are a thousand different interpretations of it.

To illustrate, I’m sure you’ve heard your boss say:

“Jill, you need to add more value to the team.”

“Jamal, that new talent acquisition program has really added value.”

“Morgan, the Marketing group would like to see HR add more value.

These statements are tossed around in HR as much as footballs thrown by Tom Brady.

Yet, I’d bet you dinner at the best restaurant in Chicago that you couldn’t get five HR people in a room to agree on what they REALLY mean.

Nevertheless, “adding value” is an important concept.  

In fact, I’ll go so far as to say that if you earn a reputation as someone who can truly can add MORE value…

You’ll make MORE money and
ENHANCE your promotability,

as long as you’re in HR.

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