Helping you find a career in hr & recruitment
HR and Recruitment are competitive industries, and can make for a tough working environment.
Working in HR you have to deal with office disputes, remain up to date with the law to make sure your company isn't liable to be sued and generally maintain a respectful working environment. You may also be involved in pay negotiations and hiring new people. They're a vital part of any organisation.
Recruitment falls under the umbrella of HR, but is solely focused on hiring and retaining staff. You could either work in-house for an organisation or you could work for an agency. Either way, you will be responsible for sourcing candidates with the correct skill set who will be a good fit for the company you're recruiting for.
In recruitment agencies you have numerous clients with roles to fill and you have to source the candidates for specific roles - ensuring that they match the company culture alongside possessing the necessary skill set to be successful. This tends to be a target-based job and there is the potential to earn very high salaries if you consistently perform. You're likely to have weekly and monthly targets for both recruitment and retention of candidates.
This means that you'll need a lot of the same key skills as a salesperson. You will need to be highly persuasive, confident and also have a thick skin to ensure you don't get knocked down by setbacks. These industries also require a high level of professionalism and good interpersonal skills - in return professionals in this industry tend to benefit from high average levels of pay.