It’s that time of year again, when we start setting goals and making resolutions for the upcoming year. Maybe you’ve done this in the past with either great success or none at all, whether you set out to eat a vegetable, take up jogging, or read more books.
This year, we’ve got resolutions of a different kind that you’ll actually be excited to pursue! Read on for five exciting (but doable) New Year’s resolutions for your HR career.
- Get certified or recertified.
Earning a SHRM Certification is a great way to develop professionally and advance your career. Certification establishes you as an expert and a leader in the HR field and a valuable asset to your company. Check out the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certifications and requirements.
If your certification is up for renewal, make it a goal this year to get recertified. That way, you can stay up to date on strategies, competencies and trends in your field. Learn more about SHRM certification and recertification.
- Get involved in a professional organization or a local chapter.
If you’re not already an active member of Indiana SHRM, there’s no time like the new year to start! We’ve got lots of exciting things planned for 2020, and you won’t want to miss out.
If you’ve been hesitant to get involved with your local chapter, don’t wait any longer. Your local SHRM chapter offers engaging programming and events, valuable resources and professional connections right in your own community. Find your chapter.
- Volunteer in your community.
After a busy holiday season, the new year is a great time to give back. As an HR pro, your professional expertise can serve your community and help those in need. Consider volunteering with a local organization to help candidates prepare for job interviews, develop in-demand job skills or obtain education. Your career is all about cultivating successful careers, so your skills will go a long way in community service.
- Organize your workspace.
If you’re an HR pro, you’ve got a lot to juggle — including files, forms and paperwork. The new year is the perfect time to “Marie Kondo” your desk or office — yes, even that drawer that you’ve been ignoring for months.
Start small with a few spaces, then work your way up to the big stuff: old files, office supplies and maybe even the four sweaters you’ve been keeping on the back of your chair all winter. With a clear workspace comes peace of mind.
- Build new connections.
As an HR pro, you know that networking never stops. Even if you’re not on the job market, you can always benefit from making new professional connections. Whether it’s finding a mentor, giving advice to a young professional or just grabbing coffee with a friend of a friend, you can never have too big of a network to help you succeed in your career
That’s a wrap on 2019! While you’re enjoying your holiday season, take time to set good intentions for the year ahead and plan the first steps you’ll take to execute your HR resolutions for the new year.