Lousie Ellis, a Senior Recruitment Consultant here at Morson has over 10 years experience recruiting HR professionals. Here’s her know-how of getting into the industry – watch her video below.
What are 3 Top Tips you’d give to people wanting to get into HR?
1. Think about the HR structure you are going into, as I see too many people starting out in a call centre or a SSC, then find it difficult to transition into a client facing environment where there are more opportunities for progression.
2. Start the CIPD to understand the theory behind the practice.
3. Working in a medium sized organisation will give you more opportunities to work on HR projects and get more exposure to the wider business.
What are the benefits of a role in HR?
Organisations are keen to attract and retain the best people for their workforce along with the complex nature of employee welfare and employment law. Employers are constantly seeking skilled additions to their HR Team.
As part of the HR Team you can get involved with employer branding, recruitment and selection, training and development and employee relations. All of these areas assist in the development of an organisation and its employees. At one end there are HR Assistant, at the other HR Directors, then varying roles in-between – HR Officer, Recruitment Partner and HR Manager.