31 HR Rules


From July 1, 2014

1. HR doesn’t get to have a bad day, ever.

2. Wait for the common sense of the morning.

3. IF you broke it, fix it. IF you didn’t break it, coach the one who did.

4. Honor, respect & defend employee rights, even when they don’t know what they are.

5. Stop multitasking. Start thinking of mental agility.

6. Listen to their words, then read between their lines.

7. Control your voice by never raising it or talking over someone else.

8. IF you want it today, ask for it yesterday, and you’ll get it tomorrrow.

9. Don’t screw with employee’s pay.

10. You are not responsible for anyone else’s happiness.

11. Eliminate Friction by separating Fact from Fiction.

12. Don’t forget to play.

13. No corrective coaching by email. Face to face is best, voice to voice only if time is of the essence.

14. Do your own homework.

15. The best way out is always through.

16. Shut up, listen & suspend judgment.

17. Check your work, then check it again.

18. Every dollar not spent is a dollar earned.

19. Get edgy – be a political activist.

20. Don’t take it personally. Do take it professionally.

21. Get it in writing.

22. Good enough isn’t.

23. The right time is not always right now.

24. GTS cures IDK. Google That Shit cures I Don’t Know.

25. DSN: Do Something Now.

26. Be Kind.

27. Work like someone is watching you, everyone is. [treat everyday like it was your first day on the job]

28. Be Curious & Skeptical.

29. The answer that I have today will be better tomorrow.

30. Writing in advance of doing clarifies what needs to be done.

31. IF you didn’t see it coming, then you weren’t looking hard enough.

Through December 14, 2014

Well, this is the end of this series.  Never figured it would take five and a half months to do a month’s worth of material.  Reading back through them, themes emerge. There is the occasionally near repetitive, but subtle distinctions differentiate.

Which one is your favorite? Why?

What rule would you add?

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