Helping you find a career in hr & recruitment
The Human Resources (HR) sector is focused on finding, hiring and retaining the best people for a business, ensuring their wellbeing whilst they're there, and diplomatically resolving any legal or personal issues that may arise during their employment.
It's an industry that's entirely centred on people - so needs its employees to have the right balance of compassion and emotional intelligence, whilst still being fully aware of the business's commercial objectives.
Areas within HR include recruitment, learning and development, change management, Workplace Health and Safety (WHS), Industrial Relations (IR), workforce planning and organisational development.
Often a part of HR, recruitment is focused on matching good candidates with the roles that suit them within the organisation - whether they're from within the company or hired from elsewhere.
Recruitment sees individuals and teams working towards placing skilled individuals within jobs across various sectors. You might work as an in-house recruiter within a company (as detailed above), or for a recruitment agency, working on behalf of clients. You can earn a lot of money as a recruitment consultant, whilst also helping people progress in their own careers.
At a recruitment agency you are likely to recruit for a specific skillset, aiming to place talented individuals within organisations within a specific industry. You're like to have monthly and weekly targets for placements and retention, and earn commission based on your rate of success.
If you work in-house you'll source potential employees for the job roles that your company requires, and help to organise their applications and interviews, with the aim of making a successful placement.
You are also likely to be involved in training and inducting successful candidates into the business, and giving feedback to those that have been unsuccessful in their applications.
Because you will sit within an organisation's HR department, a high level of professionalism is required at all times - there is a certain level of role model responsibility taken on by those who choose to work in this area.