Top 10 Reasons to Work in HR

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall employment levels within human resources are projected to grow by 22 percent through 2018. And unless you work in Human Resources chances are you have no idea about what they really do.

Here’s one hint; a whole lot.

With a human resources degree you will be able to break into this very exciting and evolving profession. We recently sat down with Rasmussen College HR Generalist, Allison Maybury to find out the top 10 reasons to work in HR.

1. Assisting with Benefits

Did you recently get married or have a baby? It’s our job to answer any questions regarding your benefits for those life changing events. We also enjoy saying congratulations!

2. Big Picture Thinking

Having an understanding of each little moving part and how they work together is critical.  This is a key ingredient to ensuring an efficient and productive workplace.

3. Diverse Knowledge

The education and experience backgrounds within the department can greatly vary.  This diversity helps us see key business issues from multiple points of view. However, because of the various list of job duties and responsibilities studying human resources in college would be a huge benefit. 

4. Helping Create a Unique Culture

From hiring the right people, to labor relations, or even determining benefits packages, HR wants to make our company the best and one that you want to come to work to everyday. 

5. It’s Challenging

Companies and business models are always evolving. As our workforce ages, organizations are being challenged to attract and engage new generations of employees. This is a job that HR handles in order to ensure the company is always growing and employing skilled professionals.

6. Talent Development

There is a mindset within human resources to be constantly growing and learning new things. We take pride in creating new training initiatives that you and your peers utilize in order to maximize your professional skills in key performance areas.

7. Variety of Tasks

Depending on the size of the company you could be working on a variety of different tasks including recruiting, interviewing, benefits analysis, compensation, resource management, etc.

8. Working with People

Working within human resources requires a high level of interpersonal skills. From working with new hires to the leadership team, your communication skills will be utilized on a daily basis.

9. Workplace Opportunities

From small business firms, to schools, or major corporations, they all have needs for HR professionals. This gives you an opportunity to find the best fit for your personality and career goals.

10.You’re a Strategic Partner

HR is moving away from being the “police” or “lawyers” of the office. They have moved towards playing a more strategic role of the ongoing changes that help direct a company’s future.

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