When you look back at what you thought being an HR manager meant.
How you feel now.
When you find out you need to hire 10 people by the end of the month.
When you’re on LinkedIn trying to find new prospects.
When the resumes you get include captivating hobbies such as sleeping or pig wrestling.
When you finally meet the right candidate.
When you think you’ve finally figured out Millennials.
When you’re onboarding a new hire.
When you tell an employee you want to talk about something and they immediately assume the worst.
When you’ve finally perfected your HR strategy for next year but your CEO decides on a shift in perspective.
When you tell your senior management team that HR should be involved in the overall business planning process because it has a strategic role.
How you imagine your HR budget to look like for the next year.
Reality: back to your longtime friend and foe – Microsoft Excel.
When your boss says you don’t really need that HRMS system; maybe next year.
Trying to keep up with the changes in HR Compliance.
When you try to balance what management wants with what employees want.
When you try to get managers to use a new tool.
When you have to develop a strategy to increase employee performance.
When you decide to have a training&development program.
And then reconsider the delivery methods.
When you get to redecorate the office.
And everyone asks you why you didn’t make it pink/blue/green/yellow etc.
When you try to get THAT employee more involved in office celebrations.
Or recognition festivities.
When you try to explain employee engagement to managers.
Or, better yet, happiness at work.
When you discover Big Data and HR automation tools.
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