Being Demoted in HR? Before You Make A Rash Decision, Do This.

By Alan Collins

Imagine this…

The boss calls you in her office.

She closes the door and offers you a seat.

Then, she gets right down to business: “We’re restructuring HR. I’m putting Chris in your spot as the HR director handling the Marketing, Sales and Operations groups. And I’m moving you over to handle the Corporate Administration and Public Affairs groups.”

Before forgetting, she quickly adds, “Don’t worry, you’ll still be an HR director and there’s no change in your compensation…”

Your brain freezes. Your mind is numb and you only hear bits and pieces of what she says next.  You believe you pick up the words “streamlining the organization,” “shaking things up” and “better using your talents.” But you’re not sure.

The only thing you know — is that no matter what she says — you’ve been DEMOTED!

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Not Moving Up in HR? Here’s What Your Boss Knows But Probably Isn’t Telling You…

by Alan Collins

Jim always seemed to get the big promotions in HR.

When we worked together at Quaker Oats, I watched in awe as he steadily moved up the HR ladder.

From afar, I thought he was a freakin’ genius.

Yes, he was a bright and inspirational HR professional.

Yes, he knew the business cold.  Better than many of our general managers.

Yes, of course, he worked hard and got things done.

Yes, he had built a reputation as a terrific leader, manager and coach for his HR team.

Yes, his clients, his peers and the higher ups all loved him.

And while all of these factors helped him, in his mind, they weren’t the only reason for his success in HR.

I found this out when he got promoted again and became my boss.  At the time, I was frustrated, felt stuck in place and going nowhere in HR. 

So I asked him to lunch.  My major reason for doing this was to pick his brain (oh, how I hate that expression!) and to get some career advice on how to move up the ladder.

In response, he graciously pulled back the curtain and gave me some powerful guidance. 

Something I remember to this day.

Something I believe many managers know…but rarely tell their people.

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“She Stole My HR Promotion!” Reaches #1 on Amazon’s Best Selling New HR New Releases

by Alan Collins

We did it!

Thank you!

My book, She Stole My HR Promotion! written with my co-author Allison Quinn, is now the #1 Bestseller on Amazon among the new releases in the “Human Resources & Personnel Management” category.

I am humbled and extremely grateful to everyone in HR who has acquired this book, endorsed it and contributed to this achievement.

This unforgettable novel will take you on a fictional journey into the world of Drake Williams, an HR director who gets passed over for a promotion…and absolutely does NOT see it coming…and loses this job to a person that shocks him beyond belief!

Drake has every right to believe he will promoted to be the new Vice President of Human Resources at the NuStyle Foods & Snacks Corporation. 

He’s practically a shoo-in for the job.

He has everything going for him.

He knows his stuff in HR.

He’s a workaholic.

His boss is his biggest advocate.

Everybody knows and respects him.

And, besides, the firm desperately wants an African-American on the firm’s top leadership team. And he’d be the first one.

However…

Drake is blindsided and shocked beyond belief when the CEO screws him over and instead names an unknown outsider to the job, a mysterious and savvy white female — who now becomes his boss!

He is further blown away when their relationship quickly takes an unexpected turn, spirals out of control and now threatens his job.

They both become engaged in a roller-coaster, winner-take-all corporate power struggle featuring romance, racial tension, lying, deception, betrayal, snitching, discrimination, potential sexual harassment, workplace gossip and corporate politics that risks blowing up in Drake’s face, tearing his world apart and ruining his career in HR forever,  if he doesn’t do something about it.

But what does he do?
What lessons does he learn in the process?    
What would YOU do if this happened to you?
How does all this apply to you?

Well, I guess you’ll have to dive into these pages to find out.   

One hint: The powerful secret he learned about advancing his career in HR is revealed at the very end of this story.

If you HAVE NOT acquired this book yet, go here to get all the details HERE.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS 

ALAN L. COLLINS is Founder of Success in HR and helps human resources pros around the globe accelerate their career success.  He is the author of ten books including the Amazon best sellers Unwritten HR Rules, HR Interview Secrets and The New HR Leader’s First 100 Days.  He was formerly vice president of HR at PepsiCo where he led talent and human resources initiatives for the Quaker Oats, Gatorade and Tropicana businesses.

ALLISON P. QUINN is a novelist and fiction writer of entertaining stories about finding success and meaning in the workplace.  All of her stories are quick reads which help professionals in today’s organizations succeed.  She specializes in infusing her stories with workplace romance, mystery and intrigue to carry the reader on a journey of discovery towards realizing that ONE, single golden nugget of wisdom she has waiting at the end.

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HR Professionals: How You Can Survive Being Merged or Acquired By Another Company…

by Alan Collins

There has been lots of merger and acquisition buzz in the news lately.

Even if they’re just rumors and speculation, it’s important to keep up with this news because if it involves your organization, you may be impacted.

For example…

When Google bought Motorola, it laid off 11,000 people.

When Fedex bought Kinkos, it got rid of 9,500 people.

After AOL bought the Huffington Post, 900 people got pink slipped.

When Microsoft bought Nokia, it put 18,000 people on the street.

And many of those let go were HR professionals, just like YOU.

But what’s even worse is that these are just a few examples!

Large companies acquire smaller ones hundreds of times globally every year.  And chances are if you haven’t been involved in one of these situations yet as an HR pro, you soon will be.

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“I’ve Been Promoted to HR Director. Now I’m Managing Former Peers & Friends Who Are Pushing Back. What’s Your Advice?”

Hi Alan,

I was recently promoted to HR Director. 

I’m now leading a team of HR managers, many of whom were my peers prior to being promoted.

Regularly, as peers, we’d go out for drinks, happy hours and game nights. I’m trying to establish myself as the new leader of this HR team, but often find myself getting pushback, not taken seriously or even being ignored in some cases.

I would love to maintain our relationships, as we share lots of similar interests outside of work. But is this even possible? This is my first time managing people. 

I have no idea how to approach this.

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Get Your Copy of “She Stole My HR Promotion” Plus Three FREE Bonuses Today — Expires on Monday, July 8

by Alan Collins

Here’s the deal. 

For the last 10 months, I’ve teamed up with Allison Quinn, a fantastic novelist, to produce our very first HR novel.

We’ve been working quietly, under the radar, on this milestone fictional tale specifically geared for HR professionals – that has an important message at the end about advancing your career in HR.

It’s been an exhausting process.

But the book is finally done.

I notified my subscribers about it a few days ago, and now we’re going public and letting the world know about it…

 PLUS THE LIMITED TIME FREE BONUSES
THAT YOU CAN GET ALONG WITH IT!

But first, let me give you the scoop on the book.

It has been developed to be an “HR career game changer”

And, I will say without hesitation that — while the topic is not new — there is nothing else like it for HR professionals!

This full title of this book is:

SHE STOLE MY HR PROMOTION!
An Unforgettable Story About
Not Getting Promoted In Human Resources
& THE NUMBER ONE SUCCESS SECRET
For Advancing Your HR Career Faster And
Easier Than You Thought Possible!

And that’s exactly what it is all about.  Check it out HERE.

BUT WAIT, before you go there…LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT YOUR THREE SPECIAL BONUSES!

I want to send you not one, not two…but THREE VERY SPECIAL BONUS GIFTS…if you decide to purchase SHE STOLE MY HR PROMOTION! before Monday, July 8 by midnight.

Here they are…

Let’s break these down one by one…

FREE Bonus Gift #1:
CAREER MANAGEMENT ADVICE FOR
CORPORATE RECRUITERS
 

This is a 35-page downloadable special report (in PDF form) and is a transcription of a podcast I conducted with Darrell James, who serves as both President of James & Jordan, an executive search firm in Houston and Founder of the Influential Recruiter podcast.  

If you’re an internal recruiter in a corporate environment or have recruiting as a one of your HR generalist responsibilities, you’ll want to get your hand on this phenomenal report.

In it, you’ll discover ways to capitalize and leverage your recruiting and talent acquisition expertise – both inside and outside of your current organization.

Free Bonus Gift #2:
YOUR BEST YEAR EVER IN HR:
25 Ideas For Becoming The Best Version
of Yourself in Human Resources
— In The Next 12 Months.”

This is the 2019 Edition.

Priceless, powerful 20-page eBook.

Frankly, if you’re a Success in HR subscriber, you probably already have a copy of this already.  But just in case you don’t…here it is another copy you can pass on to one of your HR colleagues, I’m sure they’ll appreciate it.

But that’s not all.

Finally, I’m going to toss this one more item…

FREE Bonus Gift #3:
HR JOB SEARCH SECRETS!

The FIVE Most Powerful Strategies
For Landing Your Next HR Job Fast
…After You’ve Been Fired, Downsized
Or Brutally Laid Off! 

This is another quick-read, no fluff 28-page downloadable e-book (in PDF form).

And it’s geared for anyone in HR who finds themselves in HR suddenly without a job — and doesn’t know what to do next in order to land their next job fast!

I would encourage you to get your hands on all of these free bonuses now.

They are easily valued at $15-$20 apiece, but, right now, all three of these are yours AT NO CHARGE as my SPECIAL BONUSES to you if you purchase my new book “SHE STOLE MY HR PROMOTION!” before Monday, July 8 at midnight CST.

And that’s the bad news.

You only have a few more days to take advantage of this ONE-TIME OFFER.

It won’t last forever. At Monday, July 8 at midnight CST, I will be pulling these special bonuses off the market (except Bonus #2) and they it will NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE at NO CHARGE. (So please do not contact me after this date requesting these bonuses.  I will tell you “NO” (politely) and tell you that they are no longer available as freebies.

So, if you would like to have my new novel, “SHE STOLE MY HR PROMOTION!” and these THREE BONUSES, all you need to do is to follow these two simple steps:

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STEP 1:
Send an e-mail to me at alan@SuccessInHR.com with a copy of your purchase receipt from Amazon for buying “SHE STOLE MY HR PROMOTION!” (Amazon will e-mail you a  receipt once you’ve ordered the book.  Just e-mail that receipt to me).

STEP 2:
Put “My HR Promotion Special Gift” in the subject line of your e-mail to me.  (If you don’t include that in the subject line, I’ll probably wind up deleting your e-mail. Sorry.).

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That’s all you need to do. Just follow these 2 simple steps.

And within 24 hours, I will then e-mail back to you the confidential link where you can download your two powerful e-book BONUSES.

Again, I’m providing these two BONUS e-books as GIFTS for being an “early-bird” purchaser of my new book “SHE STOLE MY HR PROMOTION!”

However, NOT everyone will not get in on this SPECIAL GIFT.  After Monday, July 8 at midnight CST, these bonus gifts will disappear forever as freebies. (Please don’t contact me afterwards and ask for them, I’ll (politely) decline your request).

Again, if you need more information on the SHE STOLE MY HR PROMOTION! book, check it out and order it by GOING HERE.

Here’s the summary of this very long post…

(1) Go HERE to order the book.

(2) Then follow Step 1 & 2 described above to get your THREE BONUSES.

(3) Do all this before Monday, July 8 at midnight CST.

That’s it!

I hope you will take advantage of this offer.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS 

ALAN L. COLLINS is Founder of Success in HR and helps human resources pros around the globe accelerate their career success.  He is the author of ten books including the Amazon best sellers Unwritten HR Rules, HR Interview Secrets and The New HR Leader’s First 100 Days.  He was formerly vice president of HR at PepsiCo where he led talent and human resources initiatives for the Quaker Oats, Gatorade and Tropicana businesses.

ALLISON P. QUINN is a novelist and fiction writer of entertaining stories about finding success and meaning in the workplace.  All of her stories are quick reads which help professionals in today’s organizations succeed.  She specializes in infusing her stories with workplace romance, mystery and intrigue to carry the reader on a journey of discovery towards realizing that ONE, single golden nugget of wisdom she has waiting at the end.

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14 Subtle Little Cues That You’re About To Lose Your HR Job…And What To Do About Them!

By Alan Collins

No one in HR immune from getting fired. 

Sometimes the reasons are within your control.  Sometimes they’re not.

The key is to recognize the early warning signs so that you can take control of the situation as soon as possible.

Early in my career, I was doing some work for my boss, the HR director at the time, when we were about to present an offer to an executive job candidate.

But he called me into his office that afternoon and told me: “I can’t go through with this offer…and I can’t do this job anymore.” 

I was shocked and just a bit confused.

He then got up and closed the door to give us both some privacy.

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