This week marks 21 years since International Workplace (in various guises) first started business. The company has been in existence almost as long as I have been working in HR, which is a long time!
I once overheard a CIPD student say to her colleague after I had introduced myself to the training group, “Well, if that’s what 21 years in HR does for you, I’m getting out now.” To this day I am still not sure how to take that comment!
21 years in HR is certainly a long time and along the way I have managed to pick up a lot of tips – not all of them entirely best practice, but essential to survive in HR.
To celebrate our 21st anniversary, here are 21 things I’ve learnt during my time in HR.