Where Is The HR For HR?

  • A leader was belittling you in front of a group of your peers.
  • The process you go through with employees and family members when an employee dies in service.
  • Supporting an employee through a sexual harassment case.
  • Supporting an employee with mental health issues.
  • Supporting an employee experiencing domestic violence.
  • Holding company secrets and shame that you know will devastate others in the workplace.
  1. Find creative ways to share your load. Is there someone on the Admin team looking for an opportunity to cross-train in HR? Give them some tasks that are not confidential to work on and see how they handle them.
  2. Hire a coach — Find an HRforHR coach (they do exist). A Coach with HR experience can empathize and connect with you in the way you need and can provide practical advice to help you through difficult situations. Simultaneously, providing clarity and helping you set clear goals for your personal and professional development.
  3. Find your #hrtribe — The people in your tribe may include groups or communities where you can find resources and a safe place to learn in. Communities such as CaribHR Forum, Hacking HR, and HR Girlfriends are a great place to start.
  4. Get educated on your mental health and learn how to detect it early in others so that you can direct them to safe spaces. Places such as Mental Health First Aid can support you in this process.

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