Proof that Being an HR Mentor is Exactly What You Are Looking For
While being a human resources professional can include working in many areas such as compensation, benefit programs, performance management, and so much more. It is also about helping people.
In fact, helping individuals is one of the threads of the HR profession that connects us all together. This is regardless of company size or industry. As HR professionals, we are constantly trying to find the best programs, strategies, systems, procedures and processes that will best meet the needs of all the people we serve.
As a result of our desire to help others, I believe that the following is proof that may show how being an HR mentor could be EXACTLY what you are looking for:
- Do you find that others come to you for advice? In other words, do you find yourself typically being that person that people come to just to talk or to get your perspective about certain situations?
- Do you find yourself going above the orientation process to ensure new hires have what they need? Particularly, when a new HR person comes on board, do you find yourself assisting in their transition in one way or the other? Or saying things like “Let me know if you need anything”, even though you may or may not be the designated person to do so?
- Do you like following-up with people and checking in with them? Have you had a conversation with someone who shared a goal, project or challenge with you? Then at a later time, you followed-up with them to see how things are going?
- Do you have desires to want to make a difference in someone’s life in a greater capacity? You may notice a strong desire to want to share or help others in a bigger way and looking for an outlet to do so.
- Do you feel that others can benefit from your experiences? You may have experienced many different things throughout the course of your HR career and have lots of lessons learned that could benefit others.
- Do you like learning from others experiences and perspectives? Learning about new ways of doing things from others is something you enjoy.
- Have you ever volunteered as a big brother/sister, mentor, or coached a team before? These are the types of activities that you consistently participant in and would like to continue helping others in this way.
We’ll if you said yes to any or all of these questions, then there is a good chance that being an HR mentor would be a good next step for you. Being an HR mentor allows you to do all of this and more:
- Provide HR Advice
- Assist others in HR
- Follow-up and check in
- Lead by example
- Make a difference
- Share your experiences
- Learn from others
Mentoring other HR professionals is also a great enhancement to your own personal and professional development as well as making a positive impact on others. If you are interested in mentoring in HR, then I would like to encourage you to get the 15 FREE “Mentoring in HR” Templates to get you started. This resource will provide you with some great tools that can get you mentoring others in HR fast.