Breaking into a career in human resources


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Human resources management is an evolving field and is concerned with aligning human capital with organizational goals. A program in business administration – human resources provides students with the knowledge and skills required to seek employment in this field.

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Breaking into a career in human resources

  1. 1. Breaking into a Career in Human Resources Strategic management of human capital and aligning it with the organizational goals is the biggest challenge that organizations face nowadays. Creating a talent pool, placing the right people in the right job, training and developing employees, promoting unity in diversity and managing relationships are vital to ensure the success of any organization, regardless of its size, nature of its operations and area of business. Human Resource Management is a vast discipline that is concerned with maximizing the employee performance. It includes a number of activities, such as  Employee recruitment, training and development  Compensation and benefits administration  Performance appraisal and rewards management  Employee and industrial relations management  Talent management and succession planning  Diversity management  Employee grievance handling HRM plays a far more critical role in organizational success in the current business scenario when people from all ages, backgrounds and regions work together under one roof. It has become much more difficult to handle a workforce that includes baby boomers, Gen X and Gen Y employees. This has resulted in an increased need for professionals who have specialized knowledge in human resources management and can effectively handle human relations. Breaking into a Career in Human Resources As mentioned earlier, the organizations have begun to feel a critical need for human resource professionals in all major areas, including human planning, recruitment and selection, training and employment, retention and employee relations, occupational health and safety and human resources management systems. Therefore, current is the best time to build a career in this discipline. The first thing that you need to break into a career in human resources is specialized education in this discipline. A post-secondary diploma in HR is the minimum requirement. However, this is not sufficient. You will also need practical experience to seek exciting employment opportunities. A good business administration – human resources program provides you with the knowledge, skills and experience required for employment in HRM. It covers basic business subjects as well as specialized HR courses. You will study current trends in strategic management of human resources while developing expertise in all key areas of HRM. How to Choose the Right Program? A program in human resources is worth considering, if it  Gives a good overview of business before specialization  Helps you develop an expertise in all key HRM areas  Includes computer training in popular business software
  2. 2.  Is recognized nationally and internationally  Incorporate hands-on experience  Makes you eligible for higher studies  Includes training on human resources management systems Centennial College’s business administration – human resources (co-op) program meets all the above mentioned criteria and makes the right choice if you’re considering a career in HR. the diploma earned reflects high standards of learning and is recognized nationally and internationally. The Human Resources College also incorporates a co-op program that provides you with hands-on experience by working three terms as a paid employee. This helps you in gaining relevant industry contacts while applying theory to practice. Moreover, computer training is provided in word processing, Excel, Access and SAP. This is a comprehensive program that prepares you for the world of work in just three years.