FOR THE BENEFIT AND ENJOYMENT OF THE PEOPLE
These were the words spoken by President Roosevelt when he created Yellowstone National Park in 1872. The park was not only America’s first national park, but the first national park in the world.
While Roosevelt’s quote refers to the massive (and stunning) public landtrust that is Yellowstone, here at My Adventure Jobs, we think it’s just as relevant to Human Resources — after a small edit, of course:
“For the benefits and employment of the people.”
Connecting people and employers is difficult work so a little humor is often in order. Because, whether you’re a one-person operation or a massive company, working in HR is challenging.
Where do you fit in?
What resources are you providing — to the business, to your fellow employees, and to your company’s leadership?
How are you adding value to your company? To your fellow colleagues and new hires?
Chances are, you’re doing it by wearing a lot of hats. You need to be able to work well with people, manage schedules and expectations, juggle staff, order uniforms, assist new hires, and make all the puzzle pieces fit together seamlessly.
At the end of the day, HR walks the line between administration and employees. While challenging, it enables us to ensure people are taken into consideration. When sitting beside those who are only concerned with the bottom line, a competent and caring HR team can ensure people are the priority. Because isn’t that what makes your company great — the people?
While it can sometimes seem like an uphill battle, keep in mind you’re doing important work. The next time you’re waist-deep in employee orientations, audits, recruiting, or writing newsletters, take a minute for yourself. You deserve it. Relax, catch your breath, and refresh yourself. Your work is vital for the success of your company so don’t let the rat race get you down!