Disclaimer: I have not, nor will I ever be, “in” HR. My paycheck will never depend on being good at HR. However, I have orbited HR for over 20 years—working with HR teams, designing engagement and recognition initiatives and I’ve stayed at Holiday Inns in the past, so I have that going for me. That resume already makes my point of view more valuable than some of “gurus” who’ve done a good job monetizing their HR “opinions.” And yes, I’m starting out 2018 with some rough edges. Sue me.
I put that disclaimer up so that you know what follows