Work communication doesn’t have to be boring and tedious, even if it’s mandated by law or some other legal statute. Make it interesting and fun, and people will be more likely to pay attention and do what you want them to do!
Integrity. Ethics. The last two items on the list of Senior HR Competencies were so closely linked that I did them together. If you are good at one of them, chances are you’re going to be good at the other as well. The same goes the other way. If you’re terrible at one of them, you’ll most likely be terrible at the other, too. Hope you enjoyed the series!
It surprised me where HR knowledge fell on the list of core competencies for senior HR leaders, because you’d think that it would be higher. Having a core knowledge of HR isn’t the most important thing once you get to the senior ranks, I suppose. Let’s dig in.
Strategic thinking… For a human resources professional? Yep. It’s the second most important competency for senior HR leaders.
Today we’ll look at effective communication, the number one competency for senior HR leaders.
Today I’m kicking off a video series on the Top Five Senior HR Competencies. I recently found a white paper that listed the top competencies for senior HR leaders, and I knew I wanted to delve into each of them and give a few thoughts on all five. Below you’ll find the intro video and links to the other 4 videos. Hope it’s beneficial to you!
- Effective Communication HR Competencies
- Strategic Thinking HR Competencies
- HR Knowledge HR Competencies
- Integrity and Ethics HR Competencies
So I heard that the HR Carnival for this upcoming week was going to be focused on food and HR. For some reason my brain defaulted to comparing the characters in every workplace with a bag of trail mix. Check out the short (kinda funny!) video below for more.
- Ain’t Bella the cutest? :-)
- Fruits-they have been around forever, they are kind of sour, and even if we don’t enjoy them they are pretty boring and don’t rock the boat
- M&Ms-these are the best part of the whole batch, but just like in life, we only have a limited number of M&Ms (aka star employees) to work with
- Nuts-the nuts make up the bulk of our workforce, they have their little quirks and we spend most of our time dealing with this group
Okay, so it was a fun little exercise. Want to tell a story about a “nut” in your own workplace? I’d love to hear it!