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The face of HR is changing—
human resources professionals are differentiating
into benefits experts, organizational development specialists, and personnel
recruiters. If you are interested in this growing field and considering a
transition, you may find this
community HR career forum,
sponsored by Workforce Management, useful.
Transitioning to a leadership role, regardless of field, tops the list of life’s most stressful events,
reports Global HR consulting firm Development Dimensions International (Pittsburgh, PA)—ahead of
such upheavals as divorce, bereavement, and moving. But most leaders polled said the transition was worth the added pressure.
Speaking of transitions, are you considering a company transfer? Relocation specialists
are creating measures to keep costs in check
in an uncertain real estate market, such as insisting that transferred
employees list their properties with company-approved brokers. The thinking is philosophically similar
to that underlying the healthcare system— not using a system-approved provider means the employee
bears the cost.
Everyone seems to want to telecommute,
but that can be a tricky transition. You must excel at
communicating, whether you use phone, email, or the occasional on-site visit.
Webworkerdaily.com offers five tips for making the most of your face time.
Book review: Coaching Soup for the Cartoon Soul
In which coaches and trainers
Jed Niederer and Germaine Porché offer antidotes to taking ourselves too seriously.
Writers in the Sky Podcast
Writer and public speaker Yvonne Perry
will interview me about Mentor Me in September 2007. Details about date and time forthcoming.