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Sidestep the four biggest HR career-killing mistakes

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Issue: Are you sabotaging your own career by making the following easily avoidable mistakes?

Risk: Too much "tunnel vision" (focusing on your own department, your own goals, etc.) makes you a less-valuable player.

Action: Review the following "career killers." Any sound familiar? If so, remember this: Nothing changes if nothing changes.

Joanne, a software company HR manager, believed she was doing a good job: employees seemed happy, her department was within budget and payroll and government filings were never late. So, when her boss gave her 60 days to improve her performance, it felt like a sucker punch.

What went wrong? Chances are, she made one of these career-killing mistakes:

1. Ignoring the top brass's agenda. Many HR professionals focus on what they want to do or what they think the top dogs want them to do.

Example: A newly hired HR manager focuses on updating the employee handbook, but the ...(register to read more)

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