Human Resource Management – Tips and Tricks 101
Understand your people
The trick to being a good HR manager is to master Radical Candor, the ability to Care Personally and Challenge Directly at the same time. As an HR leader, you must care personally about your employees. This means being more than just “professional.” It is key for an HR leader to know about the important personal and professional goals as well as the strengths and weaknesses of their employees so they can guide them in the right direction.
Grow your network
One of the fastest way to increase your knowledge and skills, and expand your business connections, is by networking. This way you get to meet other professionals in your domain, find out how they manage HR policies in their respective organizations and learn how they make sure their employees are satisfied, engaged and are able to reach their full potential.
As an HR leader, it’s important to communicate with your employees regularly. You should be a solid resource for them when they need help. It’s normal for them to experience personal and professional difficulties over the course of their careers. If you have successfully built a culture that is kind and caring, your employees will be more likely to use you as a resource.
Lead by example
As an HR leader, you have to set a company-wide example by walking the talk. If you expect employees to Care Personally about one another and challenge each other directly, you have to do the same.
Hire people better than you
Hire people who have different strengths than you, more expertise in areas where you might be lacking, and have a different perspective from yours. HR analytics show that candidates who challenge you can offer fresh perspectives — there’s always something new to learn about your business if you are open to it.