HR in the Trenches
What you didn’t learn in HR class
About me
Tonight’s goal
What to expect
How well did school prepare me?
What to expect
What to expect
80% how to communicate, writing, speaking,
intuition, leadership, and other OTJ topics
(Swiss Army Skills)
What to expect
Huntsville-specific
Source: http://upstarthr.com/human-resources-job-titles-the-ultimate-guide/
HR career progression
● Specialist/Generalist
● Internal/External
● Recruiting track
What HR people do
● Make policies
● Tell people “no”
● Discourage “fun” at work
● Say “no” some more
● Gripe about Gen Y
What great HR people do
● Look for ways to say “yes”
● Coach, teach, mentor…
● Realize that the more people enjoy being at...
Salary negotiation
● It’s all about value
● The best company scenario
● The best applicant scenario
● Surveys are not alwa...
Certification considerations
● PHR/SPHR/GPHR
● What it is
● What it isn’t
● Degree vs certification
Developing/uncovering work habits
● What do you do well?
● Strengths-based work styles
● Weaknesses: shore them up or forg...
Credibility. Matters.
● How to be credible
● Dependability over time
● Becoming the “go to”
person
Up the ladder
● Networking (purposeful)
● Professional development (own it)
● Work habits
● Big picture--negotiations,
inf...
Top 5 Senior HR Competencies
1. Effective Communication
2. Strategic Thinking
3. HR Knowledge
4. Integrity
5. Ethics
Questions?
Contact Me
Ben Eubanks, PHR
ben@upstarthr.com
256-778-1236
http://upstarthr.com
http://twitter.com/beneubanks
http://linke...
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What you didn't learn in HR class

  1. 1. HR in the Trenches What you didn’t learn in HR class
  2. 2. About me
  3. 3. Tonight’s goal
  4. 4. What to expect How well did school prepare me?
  5. 5. What to expect
  6. 6. What to expect 80% how to communicate, writing, speaking, intuition, leadership, and other OTJ topics (Swiss Army Skills)
  7. 7. What to expect Huntsville-specific
  8. 8. Source: http://upstarthr.com/human-resources-job-titles-the-ultimate-guide/
  9. 9. HR career progression ● Specialist/Generalist ● Internal/External ● Recruiting track
  10. 10. What HR people do ● Make policies ● Tell people “no” ● Discourage “fun” at work ● Say “no” some more ● Gripe about Gen Y
  11. 11. What great HR people do ● Look for ways to say “yes” ● Coach, teach, mentor… ● Realize that the more people enjoy being at work, the more engaged they will be in their work ● Measure and communicate culture
  12. 12. Salary negotiation ● It’s all about value ● The best company scenario ● The best applicant scenario ● Surveys are not always accurate ● Past pay should not be an indicator ● The realities
  13. 13. Certification considerations ● PHR/SPHR/GPHR ● What it is ● What it isn’t ● Degree vs certification
  14. 14. Developing/uncovering work habits ● What do you do well? ● Strengths-based work styles ● Weaknesses: shore them up or forget them completely?
  15. 15. Credibility. Matters. ● How to be credible ● Dependability over time ● Becoming the “go to” person
  16. 16. Up the ladder ● Networking (purposeful) ● Professional development (own it) ● Work habits ● Big picture--negotiations, influence, vision, etc.
  17. 17. Top 5 Senior HR Competencies 1. Effective Communication 2. Strategic Thinking 3. HR Knowledge 4. Integrity 5. Ethics
  18. 18. Questions?
  19. 19. Contact Me Ben Eubanks, PHR ben@upstarthr.com 256-778-1236 http://upstarthr.com http://twitter.com/beneubanks http://linkedin.com/in/beneubanks

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