Many of my friends have an almost visceral negative reaction when I suggest they look at going into the HR profession. Mainly, I assume, because of the picture most people have of HR -which is not flattering to say the least.
People often view HR as rule following, busy bodies that care more about being right than being compassionate. Unfortunately, based on my experience this archetype is at times pretty accurate.
The best HR professionals I have worked with and for, eschew this stereotype and have managed to rebrand what an HR professional is. Here are three things that they are doing differently: