Intro to Human Resources Management
Preparing for a career in HR
Human resources or HR is a demanding career that requires specialized training. Human Resources can be very high in its growth potential but the growth prospect, just like any other profession, depends on the ability of the person concerned. HR professionals manage a business’ employees, job candidates and work rules. They also conduct interviews, hire employees, fire employees, and manage employee’s communications. Settling employee disputes, creating benefits programs, and dealing with legal issues such as sexual harassment and occupational safety are among the common responsibilities for an HR professional. Human Resources do not consist of a single activity or function but a huge network of them. HR refers to everything related to the employer/employee relationship. Preparing for a career in HR is challenging, but it’s easy to accomplish it with the right preparation and work ethic. This topic brought my attention, because I’m looking into getting into the field, once I complete my undergraduate degree. I think it’ll be very informative for me and at the same time interesting to see what I find.
Many colleges and universities have educational programs that lead to degrees in the Human Resources field. Depending on the school you choose, courses leading to a career in Human Resources management will be found in departments such as business, education, human services, communication, or public administration. People who want to work successfully in Human Resources should take courses in business, psychology, sociology and finance. According to the “Occupational Outlook Handbook”, prospective human resources specialist should take courses in compensation, recruitment, training and development, management, business administration, economics, and statistics, among others. They all provide valuable background for the prospective Human Resources Professional. As...