If you have both patience and passion to handle and manage people (from CEO to lower ranking employees) you might want to explore this field. Machines have standard calibration settings but humans do not. The objective and subjective elements in the art of handling people makes this profession equally challenging and rewarding.
Ethical, highly disciplined and resourceful individuals with excellent inter-personal skills and problem-solving skills are needed to manage human resource functions effectively. Candidates are also expected to have a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism when in contact with all kinds of issues and information involving employees. Leakage of sensitive information or decisions is non-tolerable.
Ideally, you should have a degree or higher qualifications and equipped yourself with latest updates on labour-related legislations. You have to be firm and tactful in your approaches with people.
Your salaries and packages normally depend on your areas of specialization. Many practitioners nowadays are generalists and some are specialists in certain areas but mostly they enjoy attractive remuneration packages.
So, what are the careers options in this field?
Dream Careers in Human Resource Management Field
- HR Director / Manager / Officer
- Recruitment & Selection Specialist
- Compensation & Benefit Specialist
- Training & Development Specialist
- Organizational Development Specialist
- Talent Management & Career Advancement Specialist
- Industrial Relations Specialist
- Diversity Management Specialist
- Human Resource Technologist
- Occupational, Safety & Health Officer
This field is broad and it provides a professional career path with ample opportunities for personal and professional growth. Candidates are advised to take up additional certifications and become a certified practitioner.
Feature Author :
Sukma Murni Ab Hadi
(Learning Specialist & Career Consultant)