XL Pro’s Guide to Five Great Characteristics That Make Human Resource Leaders, Leaders

Seeing the external side of the company-

Having a day or two dedicated to shadowing your fellow teammates is a great way to contribute as a more active member. Really dig your hands in the mud and get involved in what they experience that way you develop more knowledge about the company, learn how you can better assist and lead your team to greater heights, and strategize new plans based on everyone’s experiences. Afterall, every business functions differently!

Analyzing problems and implementing solutions–

Whether new or reoccurring problems, which we hope aren’t happening more than twice, but being able to give healthy and factual advice while leaving your opinions aside can be difficult. On one hand, if a co-worker is having difficulty with motivation, there are plenty of healthy alternatives than drinking more coffee and developing nervous jitters. (Please don’t tell your team members to drink more coffee.)

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It is your responsibility to motivate and encourage healthy practices during work and even after work to practice! If you need extra tips check out these recommended sites:

  • Neuraboot https://www.neuraboot.com/
  • Goodful https://goodful.com/
  • https://www.bamboohr.com/lp/c-hr-saas-software/?Campaign=capterra&utm_campaign=Capt-DE-LiveDemoRe-20180111-01&utm_content=blank&utm_medium=HUM&utm_source=RS&utm_term=blank
  • https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbeshumanresourcescouncil/2019/01/30/the-future-is-now-three-hr-trends-that-will-transform-your-organization-in-2019/#f19529de9ce4

Character & attitude-

This includes being professional and unbiased while still showing capabilities of being sincere, being able to stay positive and inspire others, and informing the office of all guidelines and procedures. It is important to maintain morale as a leader otherwise you won’t be getting much work done if you both are moping around and being sad! Here are a few tips:

  • Communicate and project the right messages
  • Being a problem solver
  • Being able to handle some confrontation in a calm manner
  • Willingness to fact check yourself and others with health, ethics, and legal practices
  • Positivity, motivation, and open doors
  • Caring nature

Developing the standard system and while maintaining the basic laws in place-

We have entered an era of inclusivity and looks can no longer determine a person’s qualification.  This is paramount progress and as an HR professional/leader and we should strive to help employers, hiring managers, and even co-workers to help build a friendly and inclusive work environment.

Taking initiative-

This includes always being hungry for knowledge and practicing your art. Whether this entails perusing academic HR studies and certifications, shadowing your co-workers as mentioned above, or simply brushing up on new codes and HR trends that can be helpful. Remember, you are a huge piece of a puzzle that impacts how your work environment is affected. Some great workplace ideas:

  • Holiday and thank you cards (with appropriate content)
  • Be the bridge between employees and employers
  • Establishing goals and achievements

Not everyone has what it takes to keep it cool in the workplace, but one main key to success is the desire to make positive changes.  At XL Pro we pride ourselves in positive company growth with several practices and measurements in place. We have a team of caring leaders who are always willing to talk to co-workers and lend a hand. That is what makes XL Pro different from a lot of other staffing firms. The people inside and outside the company are all treated with respect and professionalism. These characteristics are important everywhere, but being an HR professional at work is a whole new world!

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