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Your HR Career

SHRM survey: If you’re an HR generalist, you’re in demand

Human resource generalists are the most sought-after HR professionals, with 55% of respondents to a new Society for Human Resource Management survey who are hiring HR talent saying they were hiring for the position.

The HR I.Q. Test: August ’15

Here’s your monthly quiz on HR trends and issues.

Study: CEOs are leaning more heavily on HR

In this complex job market with a growing talent gap, executives are leaning more on HR leaders these days for innovative business strategies, according to a new CareerBuilder survey.

Pulled in different directions? Here’s how to set your HR priorities


Establishing yourself as a key member of the strategic team requires you to make tough HR decisions and defend them to executives. That’s easier to do after you systematically set priorities for your HR department. Use these seven guidelines to help separate real priorities from perfunctory tasks.

The HR I.Q. Test: July ’15

Here’s your monthly quiz on HR trends and issues.

Networking for introverts


Building a network of people you can reach out to for advice, vendor recommendations, job candidate referrals and more can make your life much easier. However, if you are an introvert, the thought of connecting with strangers can seem anything but easy. Follow this advice for networking at industry events.

A 4-step process to reset your professional life


Many pros find themselves in the middle of their careers trying to navigate changes and challenges, says Peter Diamond, a career coach and leadership development expert. In some cases, their careers aren’t turning out as planned or they’re finding their roles evolving in unexpected or unwelcome ways. Diamond says keeping up means taking these four conscious steps to amplify your career.

10 extreme jobs–and why you couldn’t pay us enough

HR pros have nothing to complain about compared to the people who perform the world’s most extreme jobs, as compiled by YourTradeBase, a British business consulting firm.

The HR I.Q. Test: June ’15

Here’s your monthly quiz on HR trends and issues.

3 steps: What to do if you are sued personally

Sometimes, HR pros can be sued personally, putting their own assets at risk. It’s a serious problem that demands fast action.