For this month’s recap of our favorite articles shared by the industry’s top influencers, we are spotlighting an HR analyst who celebrated the one-year anniversary of his firm, Lighthouse Research & Advisory, this month.
Do you follow @beneubanks? If not, well, you should. He just happens to be blazing a trail in HR research today, with a laser focus on the topics and trends that are impacting today’s HR leaders most. He’s far from new to the space, with eight years of experience blogging at UpstartHR, and before that, he served in various HR practitioner roles.
One of the ways Ben differs from other HR influencers and analysts is that he passes out practical advice for HR leaders on how to approach their own careers. HR practitioners are often forgotten when it comes to their own engagement and development. While they’re the ones who create and carry out practices, they’re more concerned about how their strategies impact the overall organization than themselves personally.
Here’s to you, selfless HR leader.
We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite blog posts over on Upstart HR that focus on HR careers and insights, shared via tweets from Ben this month.
- 7/26: 9 Lessons for Running a Great HR Function. This post highlights nine areas of focus that were important to Ben during his time as a practitioner. It’s a really motivating read to help you put into focus what’s most important to you.
- 7/19: Top 5 Things Hiring Managers want from Entry Level HR Candidates. Ben gives advice in this post about getting into the HR field without experience. This is always an interesting topic.
- 7/11: HR’s Bad Reputation is Discouraging Me from an HR Career. This post feels very timely, given all of the companies finding themselves in hot water over bad manager behavior. It’s a great read to encourage HR leaders to continue finding ways to inspire a great company culture.