Human resources and recruitment positions help companies and organizations ensure they hire the best suited employees and that those employees are satisfied, particularly with their rights and benefits. While recruitment consultants tend to identify staffing requirements, find and recruit new graduates and other candidates, arrange interviews, and counsel clients and applicants, individuals in human resources maintain employee relations, ensure health and safety standards are met, and offer advice on employment law, pay and benefits, hiring, firing and training. If you have good judgment and enjoy working with people, a career in human resources or recruitment could be the perfect fit.
A job in human resources and recruitment can take on a few different forms. You may be employed in a large organization, a small company, or a recruitment agency, and the position's level of responsibility will depend on the employer. However, a talent for communication as well as strong administrative and research skills are needed in these fields generally. Recruiters will find that travel is necessary for many positions so a willingness to travel and a flexible schedule may entice potential employers.