Hey emerging HR Practitioners!
This is your podcast for practical advice, free tools and expert strategies to help you build credibility, confidence and ultimately a fulfilling HR Career. Whether you are looking for your HR role or looking to make an impact in your current one, there is something here for you to learn.
When I first began my HR career in the mid-90’s I had no clue as to what my career path would look like. In fact, I wasn’t even totally sure what a day in the life of an HR professional looked like. I had taken courses in recruitment and selection, compensation, and training and development in my undergrad degree so from my perspective, these were my choices.
And even though I was confident that HR was the right career path for me, I didn’t really understand the variety of options in front of me until I started my career and realized the number of hats an HR professional wears, especially in a generalist role. In my first generalist role at a credit union, I was hired because I had a strong recruitment background and the organization was expanding following a merger. But as I settled into my role I became immersed in many interesting areas of HR and it started to open my eyes to the sheer number of possibilities that existed under this one, overly simplified label of Human Resource Management.
Twenty years later, the HR function in many organizations has evolved as our profession becomes more integral to the strategy, success, and survival of an organization.
In this episode, I talk about three HR career paths that you may have never considered, but that are definitely in demand in our profession.
Even if you aren’t someone like me that enjoys change and describes herself as multi-passionate, you may still find yourself experiencing a variety of roles and functions within your HR career. Because if there is one thing I know for sure its that variety is the spice of any fulfilling career.
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