This episode, I’m joined by VP of People and Culture at Soles4Souls Kimberly Shamley to discuss different ways HR professionals can help employees know their worth, why so many people undervalue themselves, and how to create a space that employees feel comfortable sharing in.
- What it means to know your worth.
- How to know what you’re capable of.
- How HR professionals can help their employees know their worth.
- Why so many people undervalue themselves.
- How the pandemic has improved working conditions.
- What autonomy looks like in HR and why it’s so important.
- How to bring autonomy into your career.
- The benefits of an organization having an HR team in place.
- How employees can benefit from having multiple HR colleagues to connect with.
- How to create a space that employees feel comfortable sharing in.
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- 15:29 “It takes six to nine months to really feel comfortable in a newer role, it may even take longer depending on the size of the organization and your role in that, but it’s always great to have that roadmap for yourself and it’s something that I’ve used in the past to share with my managers to say hey how does this look, is there anything you’d like me to change, what do you think I should add or take away because it really depends on the organization. But it gives me the opportunity to set the stage and also to meet with my peers, with my team members, and also to share it with them and have them hold me accountable to that.”
- 25:48 “It’s the old saying, you treat people like you want to be treated. Like I mentioned I am an employee first so that’s kind of the space that I operate from. I want to be honest, I want to be transparent, I want to be helpful because that’s how I want my HR team to be with me.”
- 27:10 “Being as welcoming as possible and creating a strong foundation and an easy to navigate landscape for people to bring you into the fold. Meet people where they are and allow for those conversations to take place, because that’s the biggest part of our position is relationships. Building those and creating effective relationships and treating our internal customers and clients like we do our external customers and clients, and always being self aware and allowing others to be as well.”