Attitude / Gratitude – An HR’s Wishlist for Santa Claus

Dear Santa Claus,

Please be assured, that I have been a good HR all this year. I remain unaffected by the attrition and reviews. My chief aim was to increase the employee engagement score as declared by Hewitt. I screened every area and thought process within my reach, to click that path-breaking program, that will keep my employees happy. The distribution of benefits and career growth opportunities went to the deserving, to the best of my knowledge.

Industry in general was bright. when the year started. Hence, we were hiring in full swing. Towards the mid-year, the conservative out-look shadowed every talent management plan. Apart from certain roles, we remained disciplined towards new-hires. Considering this good behaviour, please include the following gifts for me :

  • A training budget for the HR Team
  • Performance reviews beyond the recency
  • Greater focus on Social Learning without speculations for the ROI through a near term window, but a long term benefit.
  • Life is ‘Wow’ attitude in our employees
  • Business leader’s inclusions and not intrusions in HR functions.
  • A think-through attitude and not a think-without, during the brainstorming sessions
  • Agreed, accepted and an ‘owned’ goal path, not just a pre-destined one.
  • Grant us a brain-gain , even through an attrition. When we build an alumni, we mean them.
  • An honest salary-survey
  • An Efficiency Dashboard that focusses on not just the task completed or even allocated, measure the incremental increase in performance and acknowledge the supporting features
  • An implementation after a training program, including the behavioral ones.
  • As we design the objectives for the next year, please let it be, unanimously echoed, from both the managers and reportees.
  • Wishes can not be all expressed and contained in a list. So please allow us to follow up. We mean no harm, when we ask for an update or an upgrade.

Our wishes are few, so are our needs. God bless you, your elves and reindeer, for we acknowledge not just the leader but empathize the team contributing towards the success. Please let the world know, we remain your humble HRs

With best regards

Humble HR

P.S.: A request to the readers of this open letter, please add on to what has been missed. Remember, Santa is listening!

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Job changing is mostly done at junior level and must be done for genuine reasons.

  • sophy

    this is so goooooooooooooodddddddddd……….

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  • rims

    really great wishlist

  • Pushp

    Good stuff..

  • N Shafeeq

    Nice article.

  • Thankyou @f38d14611abb87a8d086d23ccd54ca94:disqus . Appreciate your kind words !

  • Thankyou @48ebf55c35460f61babe8e382ba0f51c:disqus What would you wish to add on to this ?

  • Thankyou @187f2c2bb363c5b282608e13f9407966:disqus Santa is listening :) Say your’s before he reaches for your address !

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  • Thiya

    Well Said!!!

  • Kolage Nanasaheb

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  • ahona ghosh

    Nabomita, after a long while, I read such an animated note! Thank you very much.

  • ahona ghosh

    Nabomita, it’s been a while since I have seen such an animated note!

    Merry Christmas and May Santa consider your wishlist seriously!

  • Thankyou @google-a4076993e4073911c637e308dc05c87a:disqus I heartily appreciate your empathy :) Thankyou for joining me in my prayers . God bless you !

  • Thankyou @d9f375bf610763467c2a89bc5b1de299:disqus  for your kind words !

  • Nikhil Gurjar

    Interesting note Nabomita…

  • Chanchala Gaikwad

    Hi Nabomita,
    Very nice article !!!

  • Velmailv

    Very good article…..

  • karanhr123

    Nice post.

  • priyanka rani

    That was one good wish list but to the addition of the wish list lets not forget to pray for broadening the field of HR into research  and  HR`s work not be limited to 
    2 Training and Development 
    3.Employee engagement 
    4.Payroll and Staffing, etc, only 

    HR`s have always been the backbone of the industry without them how can an industry get its employee so lets pray that we be blessed to add more value to the company as HR`s 


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  • Thankyou @4748eb5ea9a888ab3a5c55f3a4a5f738:disqus . Your words truly encourage me 

  • Thankyou @d0addf7af64cb346a15f18780d69b084:disqus What can be better than an appreciation by a friend ! God bless you 

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  • Thankyou @google-283a36414db9c62fbb27714130963f18:disqus  It was truly insightful to read your perspective. Our sole prayers remain focused at making our processes better. We know God is listening :)

  • priyanka rani

    You are welcome and Thanks to you to appreciate my thinking 


  • HRLadyNGA

    This was quite an on-point article. It seems as though I should’ve authored this. Are these sentiments really that common among HR Professionals?

  • Thankyou @4dd993ab4dfd64c5af3643db0ba0ece2:disqus great minds think alike ! Your words made my day. God bless you !

  • Ijaidev

    Thank you so much sir. Being an HR & Trainer i am learning a lot from you and also i am posting in my blog these EXCELLENT for my students……..

    Thanks & regards,
    Soft skills Trainer

  • Maj B K Sharma

    Dear Santa i am getting bit greedy please
    also add the following:-

    1 please bless my organisation so that
    toxic managers are kept away.

    2 May the top man or woman treat HR expenses
    as investment and do not expect HR dept to become a “profit centre” by hiring
    at lesser compensation when we fill in replacement.

    3 Please see that line managers keep HR
    processes like appraisals and rewards objective.

    4 Keep our culture and climate healthy and
    conducive to employees and productivity

    5 May the work place be free from violence
    and unavoidable conflicts

    6 And May i remain connected with my
    employees as closely as possible


  • Heena

    Very well written!