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Survey: Most people come to HR careers by chance

More than half of HR professionals say their reasons for entering the profession were influenced by chance and external forces rather than an active desire to work in HR, according to a new XpertHR survey.

HRCI to SHRM: You can’t dump me! I’m leaving!

It doesn’t look like this relationship can be saved. The schism between the Society for Human Resource Management and the HR Certification Institute over SHRM’s decision to launch its own certification program was on full display at the SHRM Annual Conference in June in Orlando, Fla.

Quotable Quotes: SHRM 2014 Conference

So you weren’t able to make it to the big Society for Human Resource Management annual conference in Orlando this year? No problem. We brought back a big bag of HR wisdom, all arranged in a dozen tweet-sized quotable quotes.

The HR I.Q. Test: July ’14

Test your knowledge of recent trends in employment law, comp & benefits and other HR issues with our monthly mini-quiz.

Want shorter meetings? Stand up for standing!

Life is too short to spend even one extra minute in a meeting. Endear yourself to colleagues by championing stand-up meetings.

Lemons to lemonade: Find upside of mistakes


At some point in your career, you’re going to screw up. Everyone does. But savvy professionals know how to recover from the inevitable workplace fumbles. Here’s how to turn a negative into a positive, no matter how bad the situation may seem.

New certifications named: SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP

The Society for Human Resource Management’s new, controversial HR professional certifications now have names: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

7 ways to break work patterns that are stressing you out


At work and at home, everyone develops habits. The problem is, while those patterns may be familiar, many aren’t helping you become more efficient or successful. That’s why it’s important to regularly think about the types of patterns that are sabotaging your day.

Which faux pas undercut your effectiveness?

You work hard to maintain a professional environment, but everyone slips up now and then. See how many of these blunders you’re guilty of committing.

Which U.S. city is best for growing a small business?

No surprise, tech’s hometown of San Jose, Calif., is where small business is thriving the most, based on a Biz2Credit survey of annual revenues, credit scores and business longevity.