A human perspective on human resources, the hiring process, and the plight of job seekers and HR change agents.

HR for Real (HRFR) is an entertaining, informative, and compelling town square for HR professionals, employees, and job seekers. HRFR is designed to find the humanity in HR, and create transparency in an industry that is impeded by obfuscation, conspiracy theories, and a perceived lack of compassion.

For example, HRFR addresses these common questions and misconceptions:

Is HR really just a department created to protect powerful, soul-less corporations?

Can HR get me a raise, a promotion or better health insurance?

Does HR keep a file on me that documents my faults and achievements?

Are cover letters addressed to “Human Resources” ever seen by a human being?

What do HR professionals look for in a resume and cover letter?

Do all HR professionals look for the same qualities in job candidates and applications?

How do I become an HR professional, and is a smart career choice for me?

Can HR help me navigate stressful situations with my boss and coworkers?

And these concerns are only the beginning…