Maybe you have always considered yourself a “people person” and are considering a career in Human Resources.
What jobs actually exist within Human Resources?
To help create some career option awareness, we asked HR professionals about what they do and why they like it.
Here’s some of the best human resources jobs that HR professionals actually like.
Staffing Agency Founder
With statistics saying that over 70% of working american don’t like what they do, I can proudly say I am not one of those people. I work at a recruiting and staffing agency and absolutely love what I do! My role includes developing community partnerships, supporting non-profit organizations, attending trade organization functions and driving sales across a multitude of industries including engineering and manufacturing. I love what I do because I get to meet new people and develop relationships everyday!
Ryan Nouis, TruPath
Protecting Assets & Employees
Sometimes Human Resources can be tasked with locating business insurance to protect their assets and employees. The role of HR can vary in working with an insurance agency, but whether you are a CHRO or Human Resources Generalist, chances are that a portion of responsibilities will extend to the selection of insurance coverage.
Vicky Franko, Insura
SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management) is the largest HR association in the world, serving more than 300,00 HR and business leaders. I’ll share SHRM as a career option because you don’t always need to have an HR job to work in Human Resources. SHRM’s efforts are estimated to impact 115 million+ employees worldwide. To get involved, you can work at SHRM, volunteer for SHRM, or get involved with local or state SHRM chapters. I’ve been proud of my ability to stay within HR through working with SHRM while still being a CEO in an unrelated industry.
Brett Farmiloe, Markitors
Executive Career Coach and Career Strategist
I help professionals get back to work three times faster than they would on their own. My years of experience in Corporate HR and Talent Acquisition have prepared me to help educate my clients on how to get in front of hiring managers, develop a strategy for the job search and nail the interview and offer negotiation process. It has been the most rewarding to know that I’m helping people get back to work, especially during the pandemic.
Kerri D’Astici, HR and Career Blueprint
I mainly work in recruitment, which is part of Human Resources and I absolutely love it. I am a matchmaker, I see a project through and the end result is someone with a great job and a company with a new employee. I love working with people, and care about how people feel about their job, and that’s what HR is all about.
Danielle Shelton, Nonprofit Talent and Development
HR and Change Management Consultant
I love my job as an HR Consultant. It gives me the unique opportunity to work directly in a
number of industries and bring change to a diverse array of companies. I’ve always had a passion leaving things better than I have found them, and being an HR and Change Management consultant has allowed me the opportunity to continue to act on that passion. Also, we take a progressive approach to HR. We aren’t just payroll and benefits. We are a small business’s strategic partner in helping their business grow and change to stand out in the market. I love developing and implementing new and innovative employee life cycle processes. Taking a nontraditional approach to HR is why I love my career.
Eric Mochnacz, Red Clover
Talent Acquisition and Organizational Development
I work in Talent Acquisition and Organizational Development and absolutely love it. I’ve worked in my current role for five years and built the recruiting department from the ground up; as well as revamped our performance review process to generate actionable data. I love what I do because the work is diverse. One day I may be looking for the perfect candidate, the next I’m aggregating data to understand our organizations learning needs.
Steven Brown, DP Electric Inc
Chief Human Resources Officer
HR isn’t just HR anymore. You might think of it as the pay and benefits people or the folks who watchdog the company handbook, but that’s only a small percentage of what the profession offers. HR is also marketing, communications and project management with elements of IT, legal, finance, and Big Data analytics sprinkled in. If you want a diverse and interesting career, there’s no better place to plug into.
Tim Toterhi, Plotline Leadership