Samantha is the HR Manager at an oil and gas midstream company. Her niche is the smaller mid-size company where you’re in that in-between of having formal structured policies and procedures and where HR is just a thought of a concept. Samantha is a serial hobbyist – name it and she’s probably dabbled in it.
What words of advice and encouragement would you give to someone just starting out in HR?
Ask those questions! HR professionals understand the importance of mentoring and are almost always willing to share information. Ask your network what they are up to, struggles and successes. For someone new, this helps give them insight and exposure and as you build your experience it turns into more of a brainstorming session.