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Time to Hire? 6 Characteristics of a Human Resources Leader

Posted by Wendy White on February 23, 2016

Time to Hire? 6 Characteristics of a Human Resources Leader | Wendy White | HR Insights blog by CareATC, Inc.It's tough to attract the right talent in Human Resources today. With so much riding on HR, and a shortage of experts to fill these roles, it pays to know how to spot an HR Rockstar when you see one across the interview table.

The linked article identifies key characteristics of great HR leaders. Some of these include:

  1. Focus on Performance. With expertise, attention to detail, and a company-wide perspective, a great HR leader will have the drive and contextual understanding to engage staff, increase productivity, and build your business.
  2. Great Skill at Negotiation. HR is at the crux of many negotiations and misunderstandings. It takes innate skill at conflict resolution and a lot of experience at interpersonal tact to make sure that all parties leave the negotiation table happy.
  3. Ability to Handle Complex "Grey" Areas. Not every HR decision is the application of procedure. Sometimes workplace issues fall into grey areas, and HR has to make judicious decisions based on discretion, especially when a specific policy does not exist.

Read full article at HuffPost Business Blog for more essential HR Leader traits, and find out how to notice these gifts when you're doing your next set of interviews.

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Wendy White

As the Director of Client and Clinical Services at CareATC, Wendy manages the implementation and ongoing success of our clients' clinic programs. She is also a resident expert on all things CareATC, having been with the company for over 10 years.

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