HR Maverick

Paul Hagerty, SHRM-SCP, PHR

Paul is an HR leader and HR geek who fell in love with the HR movement 20 years ago. He has thrown himself into learning and growing in HR roles in service to people and business. Every step of the way Paul has peered through the lense of the people who comprise the organizations he has worked with and for. Paul also freely offers his ear and counsel to all who ask.

What words of advice and encouragement would you give to someone just starting out in HR?

As you begin your journey (and this is a journey) seek to understand, listen actively, offer advice and seek it, seek out those in your profession who will offer you their skills and experiences. Get good at telling stories. Humans love stories. Go for it! Best of luck and success in your adventure.


Perhaps you’ve had this happen to you: a candidate spends many hours convincing you that they are dependable, reliable, and exactly what you are looking for, and then leaves you and your organization high and dry when you offer them the position. This is reneging, and we must understand why it happens in order to prevent it and respond appropriately.

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