RADIO SHOW/AUDIO PODCAST: Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA) Episode 158 - Originally aired 7/31/2014 9:00 AM - HR HEROES HANGOUT series - “How much law do I really need to know to succeed in the HR field?”
Our HR HEROES HANGOUT™ series is dedicated to those who serve our societies each day, toiling in the bowels of the human capital infrastructure issues that fuel all organizations (hiring, retention, engagement, efficiency, compensation, legal compliance, policy and procedure continuous improvement, training and education, litigation mitigation, etc.); our HR HEROES! These are the unsung heroes that ensure that organizations achieve and sustain maximum human capital competitive advantage! In this episode our topic is, “How much law do I really need to know to succeed in the HR field?”
Answer: As much as possible.
Human Resources is all about humans! Finding, hiring, retaining, engaging, educating and serving humans. The end-users for organizations are humans. Even at a veterinarian the human is the end-user customer who finds, procures and pays for the animal medical service. In the arts the human audience or attendee is the end-user. For-profit organizations have human end-users as clients and customers as do public governmental agencies. The human is the entire focus of commerce, government and society. It is therefore logical that the expert in human resources is a pivotal role in an organization!
The HR professional is a professional. The field of HR is rapidly changing with new issues impacting business (technology, transparency, innovations, inventions, etc.) and the wider societal frameworks that businesses operate within (law, custom, etc.). The HR professional must understand the basics of the legal framework that their organization exists within. It is not sufficient for an HR professional to know that a particular form must be filled out by staff. They have to understand why the form is filled out (what is the purpose, how does it impact other areas, etc.).
I make the analogy in the show that the legally uninformed HR professional is analogous to a person who does not know how to play a sport being told to stand on a playing field and do a certain movement. What is the bigger picture framework of the game? What are the rules? What is the purpose of the recommended action?
HR is an exhilarating and fascinating field and in many organizations (especially smaller and/ or newer ones) the HR staff member is not a trained specialist. They were simply asked (or even told) that why would now “handle HR stuff.” They do their best without knowledge of the larger framework of employment and/ or labor law but they are not able to determine what is the best course of action for their employer as they don’t even know the game. This most often occurs when someone in leadership conflates the awesome realm of HR with administrative tasks.
It is analogous to a person who knows nothing about baseball watching a professional player and saying, “all they do is stand there most of the time. I could stand there as well as they do!” Yes, for some positions at some times, players do stand in an area. Yet, to equate the entirety of the sophisticated nature of what they do with this one visible behavior is ill-informed, ignorant and incorrect. Similarly, HR HEROES do perform some administrative tasks but that is not the entirely of what they do. They have a sophisticated knowledge and expertise of external law and custom and of internal organizational policies and procedures.
There is so much underneath the outward visible surface...
RADIO SHOW/AUDIO PODCAST: Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA) Episode 157 - Originally aired 7/30/2014 9:00 AM - JOYFUL ART OF BUSINESS! series - Fake It 'Til You Make It?
In our JOYFUL ART OF BUSINESS™ series we explore how to combine the positive benefits of our professional endeavors (“business”) with the overall positive emotional return on our efforts (“joy”). The act of engaging in professional endeavors, in any capacity (i.e., as an employee, employer, entrepreneur, contractor, volunteer, paid, full time, part time, intermittently, etc.) is an expression of our ideas and creative talents (“art”). All of this is in furtherance of our mission to surpass our goals! Our episode today is, “Fake it ’Til You Make It?”
This is a popular concept and we need to really explore what it means!
1) What are we faking?
2) What is confidence?
Belief in yourself that is communicated to other people. It strongly correlates to power as people believe in leaders who believe in themselves.
“Perhaps the clearest, and most useful, definition of confidence we came across was the one supplied by Richard Petty, a psychology professor at Ohio State University, who has spent decades focused on the subject. “Confidence,” he told us, “is the stuff that turns thoughts into action.” (http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/04/the-confidence-gap/359815/)
3) Why are we faking it?
Because it is necessary, we don’t have it and we know it. Effective (and contented) leaders (of an organization, of a family, of a group, etc.) believe in themselves and then have a much easier time having other people follow their lead.
“A growing body of evidence shows just how devastating this lack of confidence can be. Success, it turns out, correlates just as closely with...
In the "IT IS EVERYTHING! Why I Am Loving"™...series (this is the debut of the series), I am shining a spotlight on something (or someone) in my daily life that is helping me "Practice the Joyful Art of Business!" This could be a new experience or item in my life or something that I am experiencing again after an absence. It could be anything outside of my work tasks that is making me feel happy, enlightened or more fulfilled during my day! These are the things that I excitedly talk to my close friends and family about and I am sharing them with you.
All of these posts originate with something in my personal life that I am enjoying! When I share the links to these recommendations many of them are sponsored links (that financially support our shows, blog, webinars, etc.) so please check them out if they are something that might make you happier today (as they have made me happier). Thank you for supporting our sponsors!
WHY I AM Loving...Good Earth: Sweet & Spicy Herbal Tea!
I first found this tea at Sprouts Farmers Market! A new store location opened near where I live and I was wandering around to see what the store was all about. It is smaller than a Whole Foods store but had a similarly high quality of fresh fruits and vegetables. When I hit the tea aisle I was determined to try a new tea (not just buy the same one that I always do). Variety is the spice of life! The packaging caught my eye and the blend ingredients sounded right up my tastebud preference alley (I crave sweets!).
I drink hot tea throughout the day. My first cup of hot tea is a must for starting each day off right! Then, I have a few more cups throughout each day. I am a rare person who gets ill (nausea, etc.) when I consume caffeine so I have to drink only caffeine free products. This has been a lifelong issue so I am always thrilled to find a new caffeine free tea!
This "Sweet & Spicy" tea is really fantastic! It has a wonderful blend of sweetness with a 'kick' of spice! Please know that I naturally like sweet tasting items so I am biased! I shared some of this with a friend a few days after I first tried it and she also loved it (and she does not have as much of a sweet tooth as I do). I feel safe in recommending it to you all as it currently is EVERYTHING (for my tea)! Thanks for reading why I am currently loving it! If you do try it, contact me and tell me what you think!
RADIO SHOW/AUDIO PODCAST: Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA) Episode 156 - Originally aired 7/29/2014 9:00 AM - FINANCIAL FIERCENESS! series - "Suze Orman Is Right! You Can’t Afford It and Neither Can I!"
Our FINANCIAL FIERCENESS!™ series integrates our financial goals into our development plan for surpassing our goals. We deal with the specific issues we need to explore in order to achieve (and surpass) our financial goals. This episode is, “Suze Orman Is Right! You Can’t Afford It and Neither Can I!
This show is referencing the “Can You Afford It” segment on the Suze Orman show (here is the link to apply to be a guest on it at http://www.suzeorman.com/the-suze-orman-show/be-a-guest-on-the-suze-orman-show/topics/can-i-afford-it/). I have watched this show and it amazes me how people who cannot afford anything (other than bare necessities) appear to be shocked when they are told they cannot afford the purchase (due to debt, low or no income, insufficient savings, etc.). On the other end of the spectrum people who can afford the purchase (based on income, investments, savings, low or no debt, etc.) are shocked when they are told they can afford the purchase! This is due to...