Human Resources is an expanding field and the data proves it. More and more people are looking to enter the workforce via an HR role and we are breaking down the why here in this newsletter. (Although, we may be a bit biased...)
HR ROLES AMONG THE FASTEST GROWING IN THE U.S.
"An analysis of LinkedIn data is the latest evidence of the growing recognition of human resources as a business-critical function since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Five of the 25 fastest growing roles in the U.S. since 2018 belong to HR, according to an analysis of job titles on the site.
Emerging areas are represented with positions like human resources analytics manager (No. 2), diversity and inclusion manager (No. 3), and employee experience manager (No. 5), as are traditional HR titles like chief people officer (No. 15) and head of rewards (No. 21). The leading position on the list is head of revenue operations." Learn more
WHY MORE PEOPLE WANT TO WORK IN HR NOW
"When Jennifer Kim decided to pursue a career in human resources some 15 years ago, it was a surprising choice for a driven college graduate. “It was not where ambitious people went,” says Kim, who worked in internal HR roles before starting her own firm, Workflow, to help advise startups on people operations. “The stereotype was that HR was for people [who] graduated college with a liberal arts degree and were like: ‘Now what?’ So back when I entered this field—as someone who deliberately wanted to be in HR—it was actually quite rare.”
Kim had gravitated to HR after working in career services during college. “I found the work to be very meaningful and important,” she says, “And I wanted to experience the other side of it.” But as a young professional, Kim found that any reference to her line of work was often met with disdain, or that people tended to project their own negative experiences with HR onto her." Learn more