Working in HR is all about attracting and retaining the right talent for your organisation. This can include recruiting, training and developing employees as well as dealing with employee welfare and employee law. A career within HR can be hugely rewarding and gives you the opportunity to positively influence your company’s development. HR roles are available within all sectors of business which opens up a wide range of career opportunities worldwide for those looking in this industry.
Those starting out in the sector will typically begin as a HR Administrator, learning the ropes and gaining an understanding of the HR industry. As you gain experience, you will then naturally progress to roles such as HR Assistant and HR Manager.
While the majority of HR roles tend to be a mixture of responsibilities, you may find as you progress within your career that you would like to specialise in a particular area. There are many specialist roles available within HR and many different career paths such as;
- Employee relations
- Employment law
- Health and safety
- Pay and benefits
- Recruitment Training, learning and development
As well as work experience and qualifications such as those from the CIPD (The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development), those wanting a career within HR will also need to consider the personal qualities they will need to possess in order to be successful within the HR industry.
- Trustworthy and discreet
- Strong communication skills
- Interested in business
- Flexible and adaptable
- Good at building relationships and working within a team
- Patience, integrity and sensitivity
So is a career within HR for you? Well if you enjoy working closely with others and contributing to the development of both your organization and its employees then you may well find that HR is a career path you want to explore.
ESA Human Resources are specialists within the HR industry and work with clients from B2B, B2C and public sector organisations around the Midlands area. Our consultants are experienced within the HR sector and are always happy to offer their expert advice.
If you’re looking for a career with the HR industry within the West and East Midlands then head over to our vacancies page, contact us via email or call 0121 210 5100 and speak to one of our experienced consultants.