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    Senior Member Dwigie's Avatar
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    Default Human Resources,What's it like?

    I'm still unsure of what I want to do, and not "knowing" this makes me seriously nervous.(I'm usually nervous about things being undecided )
    I have a huge interest in psychology and this would be a great way for me to implement the economics and sociology classes I currently taking.
    I wanted to know if anyone was a human resources manager and could tell me a bit about that job.

    What's your typical day like?
    What do you like best about your job?
    What do you like the least about it?
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    What's your typical day like?
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    Thank you very much for that. The last parts especially
    Sometimes I feel like I'm "on Mercury"-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwigie View Post
    Thank you very much for that. The last parts especially
    What's your conclusion?

    Or, not enough information to make a conclusion?
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    Do you think it s a good job for introverts?? it must be exhausting to work only with problems of people !
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    Btw: why do you not consider strategic planning? i think INts can be great planners!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexlike View Post
    Btw: why do you not consider strategic planning? i think INts can be great planners!
    I'm in the same boat as Dwigie.
    I've been considering HR but the human aspect sort of freaks me out sometimes. I think I'd do well in the whole - managing resources, hiring people, aspects though.

    I read some about strategic planning and it seems to fit me a little better, thanks for that Lexlike.
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    Hopefully I can provide you with some insight on the HR profession based on my experience.

    What's your typical day like?
    For someone who is just starting out in HR, a typical day may include:
    - Administrative work (company HR related paperwork, collecting and submitting vacation requests, updating employee information, filing).
    - Preparing job offer letters.
    - Recruiting (screening resumes, telephone interviews, in-person interviews).
    - Working with line management on various items (employee issues, health and safety, training).
    - Assisting with terminations.
    - Answering employee inquiries (for example they may have questions regarding their benefits, have an issue with their manager).
    - Payroll submission.
    - Managing workplace accident claims.


    What do you like best about your job?
    I enjoy the fact that the result of my work ensures that the employees are happy and treated well. I also enjoy working with the management team.

    What do you like the least about it?
    I don't care for recruiting that much. Very time consuming and draining (mentally and physically). It's a good thing we have a recruitment team now that does all of our recruiting.

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    Wow, I didn't realize this thread was so old. ha

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    There's nothing like resurrecting old threads.

    What type would be better to take care of the recruiting side of things? Would it be that you're by default more introverted? Or is it just that its incredibly time consuming?
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