Archive for October, 2009
“There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it” – Edith Wharton
Remember your undergraduate days? Not every professor wrote their own textbook. In fact, most professors that did write their own textbook – and used it exclusively in class – were pretty boring teachers. The best professors, and your favorites, were the ones who culled information from a variety of sources – including the students in the class – and helped put that information together in a fun, informative, cohesive way. Discussion was a huge part of this process.
With that in mind, I am launching this blog and calling it HR University. I’ll try to be a good teacher about any and all things Human Resources related. Not everything discussed here will be original or novel (perhaps not anything; we’ll see.) but hopefully we will work together to be mirrors that reflect and champion the best knowledge and practices and then pass them on.
Like a brick and mortar university, a lot of the discussion/learning may be about things other than HR. In undergrad, we learned a lot in the dorm or the dining hall. These were good things; life lessons that we still use every day. I learned to like and drink beer in undergrad. It had nothing to do with my academic major, but it helped develop knowledge of teamwork and achieving a common goal. So virtual beer drinking will probably show up in this blog, too.
Questions and comments will be welcomed and answered. I’m getting a little bit of a late start on this academic year, so let’s roll!