Last week was epic…for me anyway. I went to a human resources professional conference. It’s well documented here on CostofWork. Coming off that exposure and praise elevates your conscious a bit so you have to somehow remain focused and grounded. You have to put that all in perspective and use that momentum going forward. When I got back to the lab (home base). I got motivated. I got grounded. Just another reason why it’s important to set personal goals and create your own mission and vision statements.
The grind doesn’t stop for me and it should not stop for you either. Push yourself beyond your comfort zone. I could talk about mergers and acquisitions, falling stock prices and IPO’s or the latest in social networks and HR software. Come to think of it, I probably will because there are some really important things happening in those areas. But we have enough reporters out here giving you the breaking news in what’s new and what’s innovative, however that’s not what makes CostofWork great. And it is great.
There are many things packaged under the Human Resources umbrella; traditionally employee relations and administrative duties have been assigned to us. We have to keep a pulse on world and the way it’s changing. That means we have to pay attention to demographics, industry trends, generational and cultural differences, compliance, technology, communications, compensation and even politics.
After my big week, my mind started to race. What should I talk about? How do I evolve CostofWork and the content? How do you engage your current audience and gain a new audience? How do you be authentic and relevant?
The answer is…”keep it real” like the young kids say.
Like Mike VanDerVort and his Human Race Horses website or Mike Haberman with OmegaSolutions. I love both those guys’ websites because they talk about the NLRB rules, practical application of new laws and DOL guidelines; the nuts and bolts of HR. And I’m applying that same, keep it real, concept to my specialties; employee relations, leadership, social media, training and development, inspirational and motivational narratives.
HR can get heady and techy but I love to bring you back to the basic of human resources or as I like to refer to them as #hrfundamentals. Now is not the time to rest of on your laurels. Now is not the time to be satisfied with where you are. Yes be grateful, be thankful but keep pushing it forward. Don’t sleep.
Welcome new readers and thank you to my old readers. I will proceed to give you what you need.