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HR Talk!

What about Human Resources?

I sit (on my soapbox) and think about how everyone depends on Human Resources (the stewards of the organization) to solve their workplace issues, and help them to cope with melt downs, mental stress and whatever else may be going on in their world. Then I ask myself, who takes care of the people's people? Everyone turns to the HR Department for support and many other things. But who has the responsibility to ensure that the HR team does not get overworked, have mental melt downs, get over stressed and burned out? Take the pandemic for example. HR across the globe bore the brunt of the pandemic, scrambling to ensure that policies and processes were being updated by the nano-second. To this day, I still don't know how we, in HR, managed to pull that off in such a short amount of time, but we did. And we did it successfully. Not to say there were not hiccups and obstacles along the way, but it took a team effort and a lot of patience to make it to the other side. Now that things have calmed down just a bit, I think HR should take its own advice.

Slow down a bit - don't try to do everything all in one day.

Take time off - we all need a break sometimes to relax and recharge ourselves. Take time for YOU!

Ask for help - sometimes we need to rely on others to help us get our own jobs down. Use available and reliable resources to do this. We all could use some support.

And have some fun - don't be so serious all the time. There is good and bad in HR, but all in all...we do really love people.


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