Is A Career in Human Resources Management Right for Me?

By: Continuing & Career Education at Assumption College

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

career in human resources management

Are you looking for a career where you can help people and feel like you’re doing important work? Are you looking for a job that isn’t the same old same old day after day? If that’s the case, have you ever considered a career in human resources management? Businesses depend on HR managers to perform a variety of essential functions and there’s a lot of room for career growth. A career in HR management might be right for you if:

Job flexibility is very important to you.

One of the best things about human resources is that everyone needs it. That leaves a lot of opportunity for you to work in companies of all shapes and sizes. If you’re looking for a change of industry, you’ll have no problem transitioning to a different field. HR is one of the few careers that can be applicable at any company in any industry, so job opportunities are not scarce!

You want every day to be different.

Human resources managers never have a boring day; there’s always something new to be done. You’ll be responsible for…

  • Updating job requirements
  • Recruiting and orienting new employees
  • Monitoring legal compliance
  • Maintaining records
  • Working one on one with employees
  • And much much more!

Every day is different, which can be great for someone who is always up for a challenge.

You’re looking to explore your passions.

A career in HR is highly customizable. You might be a generalist who knows a little about everything, or you could be a specialist in a particular area. Some specialized areas might include:

  • Employee training and development: These HR specialists work with managers to plan and implement training. This ensures that employees are properly prepared to effectively perform their job duties. They may also work on implementing measures that monitor employee success and ways to help them improve.
  • Compensation and benefit managers: This specialty involves overseeing how employees are paid. This may include determining rates of pay and monitoring time logs or payroll. They also handle benefits such as health insurance, retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, or anything else offered by the company.
  • Employee and labor relations: This specialty is normally only found in workplaces with unions. These HR managers work to interpret labor contracts and handle wages. They may also handle healthcare and pensions for workers. They handle complaints and are an integral part of collective bargaining negotiations.
  • Human resources information systems: This is the technological side of HR. These specialists work to implement information management systems which help their organization function. They maintain these systems, train employees to use them, and run tests to ensure they are functioning as they should.
  • Recruiting and talent management: These are the HR professionals responsible for advertising jobs and recruiting new employees. Recruiting managers are often involved with the interview process. Afterwards, they work to ensure new hire requirements are met, handle the paperwork, and help prepare new employees for their position. They may also be involved in employee relations.

You love working with people.

A position in HR often means you’ll be working with employees and supervisors in order to ensure success for everyone. You’ll see people in all stages of their careers and you’ll be an important part of helping them grow. This is an ideal position for someone who enjoys being around people and feeling like they’re part of a team.

You’re one of the most organized people your family knows.

Although a career in HR might be interesting, it will keep you on your toes. You’ll need to keep track of deadlines, paperwork, employees new and old, and much more. There is a great need for qualified people who pay attention to detail and keep all of their ducks in a row.

A Career in Human Resources Management Could Be Right for You.

Does it sound like HR management might be the right career path for you? Well then it’s time to do something about it! Get your career started with the HR management certificate program from CCE at Assumption. You’ll learn the skills you need to flourish in an HR position and kick off a new career.

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