HR Advisors Conference Blog

Further thoughts from the conference or about the challenges of being in an HR Advisory role.

Feeling overwhelmed? Or negative? Try this trick….

As an HR Advisor you have to deal with some fairly unique challenges:

  • Having to deal with lots of negative parts of HR – helping with disciplinary procedures, complaints, restructuring and advising managers who just aren’t very good at managing or dealing with employees who are going to lose their job
  • Getting seen as the HR police so that people don’tfeel comfortable telling you things if you’re in meetings or at drinks
  • Trying to advise managers on the best way of dealing with something when you still may not have huge amounts of experience in that area yet yourself, so are advising on how to do it when you’re still building up your skills
  • Being under resourced and having too many managers to help or too much work to do and not enough people in your HR team to do it!!

This week we have a little trick that can help you feel a little less overwhelmed. Or if you’re feeling like everything is a bit negative it can help with that too. It can also help you feel like you have achieved something even if there are thousands of things you still have to do it.

It’s called 3 good things.

How it works, is that at the end of each day, before you leave – you take a Post It note and you write down 3 good things that happened that day. They could be really small things or something big – but you write down the 3 things and you think about them for a moment, and by focusing on the positive for that 3 – 4 minutes, you will actually feel more positive about your day!

We asked Angela and Elise from the Elephant team to have a go:


We’d love to hear if any of you try and if you want to share your 3 good things with other HR Advisors!

There’s still time to register for the HR Advisors Conference in London in mid October – check it out by clicking here.

To see who’s presenting at the HR Advisors Conference in Wellington and Auckland in January and February 2017 – just click here.


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