Friday, March 29, 2013

HRInConfidence Begins!

My goal for HRInConfidence is to become a resource for “on the front lines” HR professionals and a place for new HR professionals to learn about the profession from someone who’s been there and done that.  It’ll be a place for experienced HR practitioners to maybe see things in a different light or from a different perspective, and also to find a little support from someone who fights the same battles.

If this blog helps supervisors, managers, business owners or those operating in an HR capacity to have confidence in their actions regarding their employees; reducing the uncertainty about people and regulatory/legal issues that keep them awake at night, it will serve its purpose.

I also hope to provide a little enlightenment to non-HR people, about why we do what we do and how we do it.  To highlight some of the challenges we face in doing our jobs the right way, and why that may seem like some sort of secret.  If it helps to clear up any mystery or misperception about what we HR professionals do, that’s an added bonus.

Also, I hope to provide a little entertainment occasionally.  What’s work without a little fun?  Just a bit of warning:  I lean toward snark and a bit of an attitude at times and hope it’s received in the way intended; with humor. 

So, as I start down this road, I’d like to ask you, new reader, what do you want to know?  What would be useful to you?  Is there something in the news lately (isn’t there always?) that’s got you wondering if you should be doing something, or doing something differently?  What sets your hair on fire?  Got something that works for you and want to share it with others?  Email me your questions and ideas for future posts.  Maybe your question or situation is one other folks have as well.  Together, we’ll explore and hopefully learn a thing or two.


  1. Hi AEHRD,

    I caught your site off of AAM a little while ago. It looks like this is a new endeavor for you, so I wish you well. I'm excited to see your experience, tips, and suggestions for HR practitioners.

    I'll take you up on your offer, if you don't mind. I'm entering the HR field for a very large manufacturing company as an HR Representative (pure generalist role), and, naturally, I'm a little unsure of what are some of the big things I should aim to accomplish within my first 30 days and even first 6 months. Any advice for someone starting fresh out of college?


  2. Thank you! I'm thrilled you popped over for a look, and hope you'll come back. This is a great question, so I thought a more thorough answer was in order. See above in a new post dated today! Thanks again for reading.