Good Afternoon 2020 AHRMA Members and Guests,
Can you believe it’s already November? As we enter this season of thankfulness, I want each of you to know that YOU are an HR Hero!
You may not wear a public servant uniform or have flashing lights and sirens on your vehicles, but you definitely serve on the front line in each of your respective organizations. All Human Resource professionals serve as the workforce’s Emergency Response Team. You put out fires, calm hostile situations, and offer aid and guidance to those who have been hurt.
YOU are the HR Hero! You are my hero!
2020 has been hard. A Harvard Business Review article entitled How the Best Leaders Answer “What Are We Here for?” perfectly sums up our role as HR Leaders:
“The health of any business depends fundamentally on the health of society — or that piece of it which the business serves. Today, as the COVID-19 crisis continues, in parallel with an economic crisis, a crisis of inequality, and a climate crisis, the leader-as-activist role will only become more critical. The nature of their jobs will differ, but their purpose will be the same: To outrun irrelevance by convening and listening to both central and marginal voices in the societies they serve, nurturing an ambition that far outstrips survival.”
YOU are the leader-as-activist. YOU are the HR Hero!
Thank you for continuing to serve in your place of work and in our community through these unprecedented times. The workplace needs you more than at any other time in the last 70 years.
Speaking of the last 70 years, it’s AHRMA's 70th Anniversary this year! Can you believe we started in 1950? Thank you for serving alongside me this year. I look forward to watching each of you continue to be the HR Hero!
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Wishing you and your family health and happiness always,
Austin Human Resource Management Association