Sometimes even your friendly bartender needs advice…
Here at the SHRM Annual Conference, I ran into a fellow human resources consultant who had heard about a difficult decision I’ve been noodling over. He decided to offer some advice….but his words of wisdom were more than a little disconcerting.
He said that human resources professionals are basically ‘warm and fuzzy’ people who want to do ‘warm and fuzzy things’. And, that anyone in the profession not subscribing to the ‘warm and fuzzy’ mantra is really a business person masquerading as a human resource professional (his translation: fish out of water).
This was about as eye-opening as a double shot of espresso in the morning. If people within the profession have this attitude…why would people outside of our profession think any differently?
Folks – if we aren’t going to stick up for our profession, no one else will either.