My following piece, originally posted on ALEX by JellyVision, is part one in a three part series titled: My Toughest Leave Of Absence Situations.
There are some experiences that simply fall into your lap. Experiences you don’t see coming and many times aren’t quite prepared for. However, these situations usually teach us the biggest lessons: lessons about patience, empathy and grace. This certainly has been the case during my 17 years as an HR pro, especially when dealing with employee leaves of absence (LoA).
I’m happy to share with you one of my toughest LoA situations and the lesson I learned from it.
A Lesson In Generosity
Early in my HR career I dealt with what was the most trying of all my LoA experiences…