Managing People is a Tough Job

One that often comes with long hours, battling a moral compass, and never pleasing everyone. While it's not for the faint of heart, a career in human resources offers so many opportunities for growth, happiness, and success. Here are some of the reasons we love this industry.

The Human Factor

The role of HR includes several instances of working with actual people. From helping an employee find its calling to acting as emotional support during someone's weakest hour, a human resources manager is hands-on in many lives.

"Each interaction is a chance to change someone's life, whether that be professionally or personally."

Plus, through networking sites like Facebook or LinkedIn, it's easy to follow career paths, stay in touch, and see how you've impacted each person you've come in contact with over the years.

The Variation Factor

Talk about wearing a lot of hats! If variety is the spice of life, then HR is the most flavorful career! Jobs like recruiting, psychology, teaching, budgeting, mentoring, and more are all part of the HR function.

As a leader in the business and an advocate for the people, the demands of the job are great and many, but that just keeps it interesting.

The Technology Factor

The technology industry found payroll and thus stumbled upon HR. Long gone are the days when duplication took up several hours of time, or paper cuts from hard copies stung every time sanitizer was pumping. Human Capital Management technology, enables HR to be free to focus on more impactful processes rather than data entry. With all-in-one systems, not only are hours saved each week, but one record can follow someone from hire to retire, reducing errors, creating order, and best yet, being mobile. Taking a vacation has never been easier!

The Security Factor

Even with impressive technology, the role of an HR manager can never be replaced in companies of a certain size. As such, job security is high, and that's not all there is to brag about! Several careers in HR only require a Bachelor's Degree, and due to the sensitivity of the job, and the many functions that fall within its scope, the pay is pretty awesome, too.

The longevity of a career in this industry is imminent as HR managers are attaining to C-Level status, and businesses are beginning to understand the importance of protecting their best asset, their people.

The Impact Factor

With the role on the rise, it's even easier to see the impact a driven HR professional can make on not just the people they work with, but the company as a whole, and businesses everywhere.

"With the new spotlight on HR, the innovation in the field, and a network of strong-willed professionals, anyone in human resources can make a long-lasting impact on the industry."

And for an industry that is the connection between a company and its people, that is saying a lot.

The Learning Factor

Finally, with all the opportunity for change and impact, it is more important than ever to keep learning and growing. This lesson is practically thrust upon those in HR.

"Finding a mentor, going to conferences, and taking some educational courses can work wonders for someone's career."

Through continuously improving professionally and personally, problem-solving skills will come more easily, ideas will blossom more rapidly, and the value of human resources will continue to climb.

So tell us, what do you love about working in HR?

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