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    10 Steps to Becoming an HR Professional

    10 Steps to Becoming an HR Professional
    Considering HR? Your timing is great. Human resources is transforming itself. Once widely viewed as mere tacticians, paper pushers, or in-office enforcers, today’s HR professionals are increasingly seen as integral to their companies’ business success. This growing strategic role means HR now has a place at the table where real business decisions are made, and that offers unprecedented opportunities for those ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +26
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    HR Career Path

    HR Career Path
    Climbing the HR ladder takes a combination of education, experience, and skill. The good news: HR spans so many disciplines that it is not uncommon for successful HR professionals to have widely varied backgrounds, either their first time in or if they depart and return to the field. Similarly, HR pros can follow a variety of career paths, depending on corporate ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +9
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    STEP 2: Is HR Right For You?

    STEP 2: Is HR Right For You?
    Before you dive into the field of Human Resources, it's important to consider whether this is the right industry for you. Don't take HR lightly, it's tough work! Not only do you have to stay up-to-date on the latest HR trends and news updates, but it's also vital that you stay educated and properly certified throughout your professional career. Find out ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    STEP 1: Learn about HR

    STEP 1: Learn about HR
    What is Human Resources? Human Resources is a rapidly evolving function in today’s business environment. HR departments, formerly known as Personnel, dealt largely with the administrative function of an organization, such as handling employee benefits questions or recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new staff in accordance with policies established by top management. Today’s human resources workers manage these tasks, but, increasingly, they ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    HR Generalist

    HR Generalist
    Are you the kind of person who likes to do a little of this and some of that? Then the role of HR generalist might be right for you. HR generalists wear many different hats. One minute you may be negotiating your company's employee benefits package, and the next, you're interviewing a candidate for a director-level position. [widget:397] Want to find ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Top Paying Specializations for HR Professionals

    Top Paying Specializations for HR Professionals
    In HR, you have the opportunity to specialize in a specific area, or work as a Generalist and wear many hats. Below is a list of the main specialty areas within HR that you may find yourself choosing from. We have also included salary information so you can match your interest with your earning potential. Click on the profiles below to ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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    STEP 4: Consider an HR Education

    STEP 4: Consider an HR Education
    Which HR degree is right for me? HR draws from a number of disciplines, and many successful HR professionals have degrees in psychology, sociology, business, education, and other social sciences. It is worthwhile, however, if you are considering a long-term career in human resources, to explore HR-specific degree programs. Click below for a roundup of the kinds of HR degrees you ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    What it Takes to Move into HR

    What it Takes to Move into HR
    Are you interested in working in human resources but fear you lack the experience? Many job seekers in this field are concerned about making this type of move. "Don't be afraid to apply for an opening," encourages Shannon Arens, a human resources specialist with Sioux City, Iowa-based Terra Industries Inc., a manufacturing company. "There's great growth potential." If you can't talk ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +72
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    STEP 3: Research Careers in HR

    STEP 3: Research Careers in HR
    In HR, you have the opportunity to specialize in a specific area, or work as a Generalist and wear many hats. Below is a list of the main specialty areas within HR that you may find yourself choosing from. We have also included salary information so you can match your interest with your earning potential. Click on the profiles below to ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Organizational Development Professional

    Organizational Development Professional
    Are you one of those people who embraces change? Then the field of organizational development may be just what you're looking for. Organizational development professionals work closely with top management to ensure the organization's design is closely aligned with the company's goals, mission and vision. In this role, you may also do some training and development. Things can get really hot ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Staffing and Recruitment

    Staffing and Recruitment
    Staffing, Recruitment and Placement professionals are often viewed as the most visible and important part of human resources. This is because staffing is the first entry point of prospective employees to the company. Recruitment professionals are responsible for the staffing strategy for the organization or the company, the sourcing of candidates, screening and preliminary interviewing of candidates, conducting background checks and ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Top Paying Industries for HR

    Top Paying Industries for HR
    Looking to get into HR and want a career that really delivers? Already an HR professional and want to take your career to the next level? HRPeople has done the research for you — Here’s our list of the top-paying HR industries. Find yours today! *Compensation and Benefits Managers* *Industry* *Employment* *Hourly mean wage* *Annual mean wage* Rail Transportation 140 $59.08 ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +34
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    10 Worst HR Practices

    10 Worst HR Practices
    I've been in business for 13 years and have seen my share of mistakes made by business owners - many that certainly could have been avoided if they'd had a great human resources specialist to guide them. Here is my top 10 list of worst mistakes business owners make, along with advice on how to avoid following suit. 1. Failure to ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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    HR Consultant

    HR Consultant
    HR Consultants usually have an expertise in one specialty area. The most common ones are Compensation, Recruitment (especially Executive Recruitment), HR Outsourcing and Leadership Coaching. You can work for a for a company or as an independent consultant. Most consultants have deep expertise in their field, acquired through many years of work experience or through a Ph.D., or both. If you ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Labor Relations Specialist

    Labor Relations Specialist
    Labor relations managers and their staffs implement industrial labor relations programs. Labor relations specialists prepare information for management to use during collective bargaining agreement negotiations, a process that requires the specialist to be familiar with economic and wage data and to have extensive knowledge of labor law and collective bargaining trends. The labor relations staff interprets and administers the contract with ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    STEP 5: Get into an HR Program

    STEP 5: Get into an HR Program
    It is always helpful to have an "internship":http://hrpeople.monster.com/careers/search or prior exposure to HR if you are applying for an HR degree. If you don’t have direct HR experience, however, don't give up. This is your chance to demonstrate that you understand what skills are required to be a successful HR professional, and what you have done to build your abilities accordingly. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    HRIS Professional

    HRIS Professional
    Another area of HR without enough talent to meet demand is Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS). Technology has become a key part of HR as companies look at ways to function more efficiently. HRIS products help them manage one of their most important assets - their personnel. As HRIS systems have become more sophisticated, the demand for experienced professionals in this ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    STEP 7: Consider HR Certification

    STEP 7: Consider HR Certification
    HR certifications require professionals to demonstrate their expertise in the core principles of HR practice and the application of those principles. If you have found an "HR specialization":http://hrpeople.monster.com/benefits/articles/135-specializations that you would like to pursue in your career, HR certification may be the right option for you. Here is a list of the best known certifications in the HR industry. h4. "HR ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Talent Director

    Talent Director
    Talent Management has increased in importance over the last decade. Talent Management professionals are involved in the development and assessment of employees through the implementation of programs and initiatives. Talent Management includes Goal Management, Performance Mapping, Development, Competencies, and Succession Planning and depending on the organization, a professional may be working on all or individual parts. Talent Management professionals may also ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Sign Up for HRPeople's Weekly Newsletter

    Sign Up for HRPeople's Weekly Newsletter
    Would you like to hear from us? Every week, HRPeople sends out a recap of the best and most popular content from our site. Sign up for our newsletter today. To receive the newsletter: 1) In your profile, there are tabs at the top to set your site preferences. Here, you can go into your Account Settings. 2) Scroll down to ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +5

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