Quality Character = Quality HR

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  1. chris says:

    Nice. I’ve been trying to be a little more positive too…channeling my inner Steve Browne. HR is a great profession and that is why I go H.A.M. on it because I see the great that we can do.

    However there is that other side that we must discuss honestly as well.

    • Melissa says:

      Well put Chris, I won\’t stop with helpful critiques but I also want to call out the good in HR too. Thanks for the comment!

  2. TMM says:

    So true! Thanks for looking on the other side. Being in HR is not an easy balancing act. I’ve found that sincerity is also key to being successful in HR and am looking forward to seeing your remaining 5 on Thursday.

    While there are some ‘crappy HR people’ (like there are crappy doctors, hairstylists, car mechanics, etc.) I’ve been impressed with the level of professionalism in the HR people I meet. We, as a group, tend to sincerely care about both the employees and the company we work for, meaning that we walk a tightrope every single day at work and strive to do the right thing.

    • Melissa says:

      Walking the tight rope is an excellent way to phrase what many in HR do on a daily basis. The people who do that best are the ones that have many of the qualities I\’m highlighting today and Thursday. Thanks for the comment!

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