When one thinks about what they want to do with their life they may think they want to persevere through the years of medical school and save peoples lives by being a doctor. Others may be passionate about bringing justice to the world through law and therefore become lawyers. There are then those daredevil entrepreneurs who want to go and start their own business and find their own success.
But what about the rest of us? What about those who are interested in making a difference in the overall outcome of a business? What about those who want to influence several aspects within a business?
One may not know where to go and what to go into… but why not Human Resources?
Human Resources is a vital part of a business. Without HR the strategic alignment and organisational communication within a business is hard to maintain.
A successful human resource department manages the employees productivity or lack there of, this can include managing performance issues or running a talent management programme.
Employee engagement is a big part of the Human Resources role in the company, engaged employees will benefit your business by improving efficiency and in turn increasing your profit.
HR personnel can also be involved in Management Training, increasing the effectiveness of your Senior Management Team. This could be as simple as running a Management retreat or as complex as presenting a training event for fifty senior employees.
The Human Resources team will also ensure that you comply with the complexities of UK Employment Law.
The HR role is as diverse as it is challenging and is well suited to individuals who like variety in their working day.
When working in HR you interact with those at all levels within the business spectrum. This not only helps you develop contacts, but also network, and further develop relationships for the long term. Through this it will also help you acquire transferrable skills and thus learn from other departments about what may or may not work within a business.
Overall if you’re looking to network, develop skills, help both individuals and the business succeed, you should look into Human Resources. HR can be challenging, and it’s important to keep ahead of the times with new developments amongst the business spectrum, employment law changes, graduate programs, and marketing scene.
HR is filled with good people who are looking for the best ways for both the employees and business to succeed. People who are looking for others to succeed will also in the end want for you to succeed as well!