How can you champion HR as a career of choice?
The world of work has evolved considerably over recent decades, but one thing has remained consistent – the value people bring to businesses. In today’s fast-moving economy this has never been truer, but despite its significance in developing the workforce, HR still struggles to be seen as an exciting and rewarding career option. So why is this and how can we champion HR as a career of choice for young people?
HR often stalls between practice and profession and many see its professionals as ‘falling into’ the industry or entering indirectly, later in life. However, this actually demonstrates that HR is unusually flexible, enabling professionals to work in every sector and many different roles. From recruitment and training to pay and employee rights, there are many areas and opportunities to explore and specialise. There are also increasing ways for young people to enter the industry directly, from work experience and tailored university courses, to ‘earn while you learn’ apprentice schemes.