Human Resources is a booming field. Companies of all sizes in every industry need human resources professionals, and there are a host of opportunities with businesses that provide HR consulting to startups that don’t yet have their own HR departments. If you’ve recently graduated or are considering a career change, consider pursuing a position in HR.
“Human Resources is a critical part of every company’s business planning! Advocating for the companies most important asset can be incredibly rewarding, especially if you can make it to the C-Level table!” says Sharon Tsao, CMO of Contemporary Staffing Solutions.
Here is a cheat sheet:
|HR Manager||HR Director||VP of HR|
|Hiring||PHR||Masters in HR|
|Performance Mgmt||Recruiting||Business Operations|
|Wage Structure||HR Compliance||Employee Relations|
|HR Generalist||Talent AcquisitionSpecialist||Talent AcquisitionManager|
|Support HR Manager||Sourcing||Recruitment Strategy|
|Benefits||Interview||Create Corporate Policy|
|Benefits plan vendors||On-boarding||Talent Assessment|
|Recruiting||Corporate Recruiting||Assess RecruitmentEfforts|
|HR Assistance||Recruitment Process||Pipelining|
|Trainer||HR Associate||Employee Relations|
|Teach Skills||Maintain Applications||Workforce Planning|
|Train New Employees||Time Management||Employment Contracts|
|Training Materials||Orienting Employees||Discrimination|
|Evaluate employees||Reporting||Trade Unions|
|Human Resources||HR Assistance||Business Decisions|
Five Great HR Jobs To Consider
If you’re new to the field, you’ll have to start at the entry level. Fortunately, there are many points of entry into HR. Here are some jobs entry-level pros are qualified for:
- HR Generalist: These pros oversee the day-to-day operation of the HR department. They do a little bit of everything including recruiting, benefits administration, policy reviews, training, conflict resolution and more.
- HR Specialist: Specialists focus on one specific area of HR and typically don’t deviate from that focus.
- HR Recruiter: Recruiters typically recruit, interview and place employees for their employer. They work in both the public and private sectors, helping to uncover new talent.
- HR Representative: HR Reps work directly with a group of employees throughout their employment with the company. They are the employees’ main point of contact for all HR-related issues ranging from benefits to training to conflicts and concerns.
Any of these roles can be a great springboard to a long and rewarding career in human resources. It is important to remember that every organization has its own requirements and qualifications for hiring HR professionals for these roles and responsibilities can vary significantly from one employer to another. Always study job postings closely so that you know what an employer is looking for.
Are You Ready For A Career in HR?
Careers in HR are exciting and the field offers a great deal of job security, since employers will always need human resources pros to help them manage their employees. However, breaking into a new field can be challenging, especially if you don’t have much experience or many contacts in the field.
If you are interested in kicking off a career in human resources, the recruiters at Contemporary Staffing Solutions want to hear from you. Our expert team of HR recruiters can help you craft an effective resume, prepare you for interviews and connect you with opportunities that will help you learn and grow as an HR professional. Browse our current HR job openings or contact us today to learn more about the ways we can help you achieve your career goals.
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Contemporary Staffing connects job seekers to hiring managers nationally in the following professions: Accounting & Finance, Call Center & Office, Human Resources, IT, Salesforce, and Sales & Marketing.