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user1471248636 Mon 15-Aug-16 19:56:43

Hi I have returned back to work after 2 year break into a standalone HR role. The company is very small but seems to have a lot of issues - I was looking to rebuild my network as I don't really have anybody to speak too and been suffering from anxiety in terms of I am doing the right thing! Just looking for individuals to be an ear and happy to reward with chocolates ...

DarlingCoffee Tue 16-Aug-16 06:44:25

Happy to be an ear! smile

curlywillow Tue 16-Aug-16 07:35:12

me too. I will PM you

katiej12 Thu 18-Aug-16 19:33:19

me three!

user1471248636 Sat 20-Aug-16 16:32:39

Thanks so much all, I have PMd you all!

Rainbowshine Sat 20-Aug-16 16:36:51

Are you a member of the CIPD? If you go to the discussion forums on the Community on their website you get great advice and ideas

DrLockhart Thu 25-Aug-16 04:11:56

Happy to connect too
PM me

Pisssssedofff Sat 27-Aug-16 22:23:46

Are you on LinkedIn, I get s lot of advice off there too
Happy to be pm'd though if that's helpful

user1471248636 Mon 17-Oct-16 18:39:39

HI thanks for responding to my post, unfortunately role isnt going well - so not sure I am going to last the six months!

OllyBJolly Tue 18-Oct-16 17:10:20

unfortunately role isnt going well

I work as a consultant to a number of companies and I find the expectations of an HR hire to be ridiculously high in most cases.

Staff morale is bad - don't worry, new HR person will fix it
Too much absence. Wait until new HR person starts.
XX is not performing - HR will sort it
XX has BO - HR will magically resolve that.
Sales are plummeting - we'll get new HR person to hire better people.

In many companies, they set up the new HR person to fail before they even start. People don't have a clear idea of what HR is, just that it will sort out the people - and every issue is a people problem!

Hope it's not too stressful for you, OP.

ICancelledTheCheque Wed 19-Oct-16 13:47:39

Happy to lend an ear too!

There are lots of HR focussed groups on LinkedIn and lots of networking groups in our area so I would imagine you could find one near you. And yes yes to joining the CIPD!

watfordmummy Wed 19-Oct-16 13:53:27

I think there's a few of us HR bods here on MN, happy to be an ear or anything else wink

Agree that HR is often seen as a magic pill which companies trot out!!

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