Why HR Minion?
A minion is often thought of as being servile, a subordinate, or a sycophant (which is a personal favorite of mine because it sounds cool). Though to be honest, this is my favorite definition:
One who is highly esteemed or favored; a darling. -American Heritage Dictionary
So, who are you?
In the simplest terms, I’m an HR professional with a diverse work history, a Master’s degree, a PHR and SHRM-CP certifications. I’m also a huge geek, a social media advocate, and a minion for hire. Professional and experienced I may be, but I take full ownership of my minion status.
What will I find on your blog?
You’ll find some great information, things that will make you chuckle, opinions you may or may not agree with, and all things HR. As I like to describe it, this blog is Human Resources from a minion’s point of view.
What’s that green thing in your photo?
In March of 2008 I started this blog anonymously, which was the original reason I picked HR Minion as the blog title. So when I went to put a picture on my blog I needed a stand in, or proxy. I decided to use the character GIR from the cartoon Invader Zim as my proxy. GIR is a robot minion for an alien named Zim and he wears a neon green dog costume in order to “blend”. I promise it makes sense in the cartoon, as much as anything in the cartoon makes sense.
Why should I care?
Geez, you ask a lot of questions. Look, you don’t have to care. I’m passionate about HR and about making it better, but you don’t have to be. Frankly, considering how much of a person’s life is spent working, and how critical that work is to a person’s sense of self, the pivotal role HR can have on that person is the reason why I care so much.
The opinions and advice posted in this blog are solely my own and do not reflect the views of any past, current, or future employer, blah, blah, I am neither a lawyer, doctor, nor licensed counselor, blah, blah. Please take this blog with the appropriate grain of salt and don’t sue me.