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How to be an HR Rockstar by Promoting the Health of Your Employees [Free Guide]

Posted by Carah Counts on January 28, 2016

How to be an HR Rockstar by Promoting the Health of Your Employees [Free Guide] | Carah Counts | HR Insights blog by CareATC, Inc.Human resource personnel are, generally, tasked with acting as the link between an organization and its workforce. Responsible for recruiting new staff, dealing with issues current staff have, and working with management in strategic planning, those in human resource have to possess a wide range of attributes. Those who excel in HR are generally considered to be "natural-born leaders", and "charismatic". 

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What is an HR Rockstar?

Have you ever met a person who just seems to draw people in? They walk into a room and all eyes seem to fall on them. People listen to their words, and people want to befriend them. They seem to have some sort of innate draw that can’t really be explained. These people are those in possession of the "rockstar" gene. They are people with natural charisma and an innate ability to make people feel comfortable and at ease. It is a great gift to have, but there is only a very small percentage of the population that appears to carry such a trait. People with the rockstar gene generally excel in human resource positions because of their innate abilities. If you were born with the skill set, then you are one of the lucky ones, but even if you weren't you can move forward and became a true HR rockstar. 

Predestined leadership, or the proverbial "rockstar gene," is just one way of going about becoming a rockstar within your industry. You are not precluded from being an HR rockstar, or any other kind of rockstar just because you didn’t spend your younger years engaging massive groups of people and forging your own path with a band of merry neighborhood kids following behind you.

So, what takes the average Joe & makes them an HR rockstar?

HR rockstars come in all shapes and sizes, they have a variety of different skill sets, experiences, educational backgrounds and personal knowledge. What makes a true HR rockstar is the ability to understand what it takes to really lead a group. HR rock stars are good at research, they love learning and they know how to interact with people from varied backgrounds. Thankfully, this is something that can be learned. For those interested in truly wielding the power of leadership benevolently, the skill set is relatively easy to pick up.  

Continue reading to find out exactly what it takes to become a rockstar in the world of human resources, from the knowledge necessary to put your skill set into practice, to the nitty gritty of an industry that is all about human interaction and making those around you feel valued and important. We’ve put together a simple, easy-to-follow guide that will help you set down on the path to HR stardom. Along the way you might want to pause and consider if and how you are already utilizing these tips in your career, or how you can begin to adopt some of these tactics as you move through your career.

How to be an HR Rockstar by Promoting the Health of Your Employees | CareATC, Inc.
Carah Counts

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Carah Counts

Carah is a Product Manager here at CareATC. When she's not busy working on our product strategy and roadmap, she dabbles in the occasional creative project or blog post.

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