#MyHRDiary: Proud HR Moments

#MyHRDiary: Proud HR Moments
Yesterday was International Human Resource Day and I was too busy at work to write something down
But when I saw the image, I decided to shrug off the laziness and write (I’m sure by now you would know I enjoy writing and sharing my experience)
So why is International HR day worth celebrating? You may have had a bad experience with your own HR and I’m not trying to make excuses for people who are paid to be HR but have no clue what it really means
So let me just celebrate myself and my colleagues who are indeed professionals.
I would say HR found me. While doing my school SIWES, I was literally forced to move to the HR department. What I thought was punishment was actually DESTINY because that was the beginning of my journey
Anyway, why am I proud to work in HR:
1. I get to impact lives. This is not just about what I do at CareerLife, it’s beyond that. I get to work with AMAZING Employees and my actions or inactions get to impact their career and Destiny.
One I’m grateful for was when a cleaner wanted to transition into other things. My ability to see beyond processes and structure but taking a risk on her to move to customer service is something I’m proud of.
Today she’s doing an AMAZING job and I’m so grateful I get to hold an office that can make such decisions
2. I get to inspire people to take action. Beyond what we do to instill the culture through the mission, vision and core values. I don’t just manage people by telling them how to behave. I model it by inspiring them to take the necessary action.

Through recognizing, rewarding, training, consistent and constructive feedback, people who have worked with me have been inspired to take charge
3. I get to be FULLY involved with the business. Regardless of the title I carry as HR or “People and Culture”, I always see myself as the CEO
Why? If I am to take an action or inaction, I ask myself. If I was the one that heavily invested my life savings to start this business, what would I do ?
So most times, I leave my glorified HR office and get fully involved with operations offering advice, helping them with process restructuring, removing bottlenecks and just supporting the business more beyond what’s on my JD.
My role gets to impact the business in different ways and I’m proud of that.
This is not to say that my journey has been a smooth one. If I share my turmoils with you, you would be shocked on how I’m able to carry myself so strong and show up fully despite what I have been through. But I’m grateful because it has built resilience in me.
Honestly, I love what I do and I’m grateful to God for choosing this career path for me🙌
#internationalhrday #humanresource

Yewande Jinadu

Yewande Jinadu is the Founder of CareerLife Nigeria(careerlife.com.ng) and also a Strategic HR Business Partner of a leading tech firm. She's a certified HR Professional with a mix of Generalist and Specialist Experience who supports the business to achieve it's goals through the people. Her strengths are in Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Employee Engagement, Organization Development and Employer Branding. Her social initiative, CareerLife Foundation solving UN SDG Goal 8 is aimed at reducing unemployment by helping graduates and professionals become Employable and accelerate their career growth. With various awards won both locally and globally, her vision is to help millions of youths achieve measurable success in their career. Yewande holds the Senior Professional of Human Resources International (SPHRi) Certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), USA. She is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (ACIPM) and has a Practitioners License to practice HR in Nigeria. She's the Convener of the Employability Fitness Program, an initiative aimed at helping young graduates overcome interview Phobia and the barriers in Recruitment process through mentoring. She is a public speaker and has been featured on various media platforms including: BellaNaija, SheLeadsAfrica, GuardianWoman, Women of Rubies etc Some of her recognitions include: Top 50 Career Influencers in Africa by The Workbooth Magazine and also a the top 10 Platinum members of Career Influencers. Top 150 Global HR Influencer by Social Micole. Top 100 Career Women in Nigeria by 9to5Chick Top 30 Leading Women in HR by Worden HCD You can reach out to her by sending a mail to: info@careerlife.com.ng and follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @careerlifeng

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