Archive for March, 2010

Your Promotion Memo

Posted in Human Resource Leadership, Leadership on March 21st, 2010 by Jim Suthers – 6 Comments

When I wrote my book Surviving & Thriving in the HR World, I included the following fictional memo about a person who just received a promotion. Some reviewers took issue with this saying they didn’t change the way they dealt with former peers who are now subordinates when they got promoted. My point with the memo was that the situation is now changed and you can’t have the same relationship with the team you used to have. It’s too hard to be objective in your decisions making. What’s your thoughts?

Getting Noticed In Human Resources

Posted in Human Resource Leadership on March 11th, 2010 by Jim Suthers – 5 Comments

Copyright Cascade Careers 2010

I have been asked many times how to succeed in the Human Resource field. Some thoughts from my book, Surviving & Thriving in the HR World.


It doesn’t matter whether you are a benefits administrator, a payroll person, or a recruiter, you will not get anywhere in HR without getting noticed. To get noticed, you need a plan.

Just hoping you will get noticed and get promoted won’t do it!