HR professionals often come from a range of academic and professional backgrounds, ranging from psychology to learning and development.
But what are the soft skills you’ll need to get ahead?
As a HR professional, those who are curious, engaged and open-minded are likely to make an impact on the organisation as well as be noticed. Make sure you strive to develop innovative ways of supporting the business, and make sure creative thinking is present in everything that you do. Key questions to ask yourself include; could this be done in any other way? Are there other stakeholders who can advise on the solution?
Key questions to ask yourself include: could this be done in any other way? Are there other stakeholders who can advise on the solution?
The best HR professionals never stop refining their technical and commercial expertise. Remember to always keep it professional, updating your professional qualifications and understanding of the market wherever possible and acting as a reliable face of the HR department.
Obtaining a level of commitment and buy-in from a range of different stakeholders can not only significantly increase your understanding of the business as a whole but it can also increase your opportunities for career progression. Make sure you get yourself out there, plan to meet with other parts of the business to really understand how they work, putting your new insight to best use by building these into your processes.
Often the HR department is the first team staff are exposed to when entering a business. This is the perfect chance to not only make their transition as smooth as possible but to consistently raise the bar for others to follow.
Your stakeholders will usually only see the results rather than the journey. Consistently meeting and exceeding your KPIs shows not only a commitment to your role but a level of resourcefulness, increasing your levels of motivation as well as your impact on the business.
Six signs it could be time to change jobs
Your interests and goals naturally change over time, but how do you know if you’re ready to think about a change of job? Here are a few indicators that it might be time for you to make your move. So you’ve been in your job a good while, and you’ve noticed motivation is dwindling. Maybe you don’t feeRead More
5 ways to attract employers to your LinkedIn profile
With more than 500 million existing profiles spanning a geographical reach of 200 countries and two new members joining every second, LinkedIn is changing the professional landscape and making it easier for recruiters to interact with you. An effective online professional profile has therefore becomRead More
Why you need to take your HR interview seriously
Many candidates think of their prospective interviewer as falling squarely into the line manager category – full of tough questions about the job. But they may also have to face a HR manager, who has a different perspective but needs to be taken just as seriously. Here’s why and how. Professional inRead More
Come join our global team of creative thinkers, problem solvers and game changers. We offer accelerated career progression, a dynamic culture and expert training.