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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
I am very pleased to have recently had the privilege of interviewing Ron Thomas, a Chief Human Resource & Administrative Officer currently based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. We asked him to share his insight and recommendations for human resource practitioners.
FOR THE LIFE OF YOUR CAREER, NOT JUST THE JOB YOU'RE IN
Q: Would you speak to your experience as a professional and describe how you stay current with the market and your professional development?
A: In my climb to reach my HR goal, I figured out long ago that it was about staying current in the field. You can’t just hunker down in your job and not self-develop. By this I mean that you should read everything you can about your chosen field. What are the key points that every department is struggling with? What are the thought leaders discussing online? Are you reading the top HR websites?
Develop a strategy for all the key transformation topics. I tried to develop a strategy for every issue that HR and the organization was facing. I figured that if I was ever confronted with these issues I would have already thought it through and would have a position not only on paper but to discuss as well. This was a lot of work that kept me busy but it is like an athlete, you must always be in top shape that if the opportunity presented itself, you could hit the ground running.
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