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Careers in Human Resources

Become a vital member of any business by ensuring a happy, healthy and productive working environment with a career in human resources.

Once you complete Foundation Education's BSB50320 Diploma of Human Resource Management, you could be responsible for constructing a solid and secure company by managing the people on your team and the overall workplace culture.

In this guide you will discover what to expect from your career, the essential skills you need to succeed, some useful industry insights and how to qualify with Foundation Education.

Discover where an Human Resources qualification can take you

The skills you’ll gain in Human Resources are highly versatile, so there are many pathways you can take to a successful and rewarding career. Let’s find out just a few of the directions to get you started.

Human Resources Advisor

Human Resources Advisor

An HR Advisor acts as a bridge between employees and management, playing a key role in investigating any concerns and resolving conflicts. You will also assist your business with recruiting new staff, helping employees deal with organisational change, planning training initiatives, and supporting employees as required.

Human Resources Business Partner

Human Resources Business Partner

As an HR Business Partner, your focus will be ensuring your organisation’s objectives are aligned with and actioned by each employee and department. You will work closely with senior management to ensure the business’s goals and strategy are understood by the wider team, effectively translating the company’s ‘big picture’ into actionable tasks for each staff member.

Human Resources Consultant

Human Resources Consultant

HR Consultants are the go-to professionals for ensuring all human resources policies are appropriately thought out and delivered correctly to all staff members. A successful consultant will ensure that all personnel in the workplace are making an effective contribution to the organisation’s overall goals.

What to Expect from a Career in Human Resources

The purpose of any Human Resources department is to support the professional development of employees throughout their time at an organisation. You can expect to play an active role in the smooth-running of essential parts of a business including performance management, employee training and development, recruitment and onboarding, and reinforcing company values.

Some of the daily duties you can expect in HR careers include:

  • Recruiting new staff marketing job openings, reviewing resumes and cover letters, completing background checks and interviewing select candidates

  • Introducing the company’s mission, policies, and culture to new hires

  • Use digital systems to administer payroll and benefits

  • Work with other management executives to form office policies that ensure fairness, ethical behaviour, and safety.

Essential Skills for Human Resources

Having the ability to hire the right person for the job is a skill you might already have, but there are essential skills that will ensure continued success on your human resources career path. They include:

  • Communication – to resolve conflict, uphold company standards and work effectively with colleagues

  • Organisation – for managing calendars, schedules, meetings and setting up employee training and development

  • Confidentiality – to offer confidential, unbiased advice to an organisation’s workforce and handle sensitive information

  • Adaptability – to adjust to unpredictable circumstances such as an employee who abruptly quits

  • Problem Solving – to efficiently resolve any difficult situations that are likely to arise.

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*Source for projected job growth figures: Seek, 2023