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What can I do with a degree in human resources management?

Where to work - Industries to consider

Human Resources Management professionals are in demand within all sectors of industry. For most organizations, their people resources comprise the largest portion of their operating costs. Human Resource professionals manage various aspects of the workforce. They analyze and design jobs, manage recruitment, selection, evaluation and retention processes and train and develop new and current employees. They also, establish and administer compensation plans, including employee benefits. Others pursue careers in Occupational Health and Safety, International Human Resources Management, or Labour Relations.

What you need - Skills required

  • Able to recognize, analyze, forecast and develop solutions for employee related issues
  • Highly effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to balance corporate objectives with employee requirements
  • Strong sense of integrity and can maintain discretion under duress in sensitive situations
  • Demonstrate social responsibility and understand workplace related laws
  • Work well with individuals and groups at all levels ofan organization
  • Understand the value diversity

What to do - Occupations to explore

  • Benefits Manager
  • Business Analyst and Consultant
  • Business Development Officer
  • Career Account Manager
  • Career Counselor
  • Client Services Associate
  • Compensation Analyst
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Crew Leader
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Interviewer
  • Junior Human Resources Counselor
  • Junior Human Resources Professional
  • Labour Relations Specialist
  • Personnel Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Project Manager/Fundraiser
  • Recruiter
  • Research Analyst
  • Research Assistant
  • Safety Specialist
  • Salary Administrator
  • Store Manager
  • Strategic Planner
  • Student Employment Advisor
  • Trainer
  • Union Negotiator

Resources - Key websites

  • Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRP)
    CCHRA is a collaborative effort of human resources associations from across Canada, which represent more than 18,000 CHRPs and 36,000 professionals collectively.
  • Government of Canada (Human Resources Management)
    Job Bank is Canada’s one-stop job listing web site. Each year we help hundreds of thousands of Canadian workers, job seekers and employers connect online, and free of any service charges.
  • HRM Guide
    HRM Guide Canada is the Canadian entrance to thousands of free HRM related articles, features and links from Canada and elsewhere.
  • The International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM)
    Formed in 1980, IHRIM has become the world’s leading clearinghouse for the HRIM (Human Resource Information Management) industry.
  • The Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE)
    CACEE is a national non-profit partnership of employer recruiters and career services professionals.
  • ECO Canada, The Environmental Organization
    ECO Canada was established in 1992 to provide services to all participants of the environmental sector including employers, practitioners, educators, and students.
  • The Conference Board of
    The Conference Board of Canada builds leadership capacity for a better Canada by creating and sharing insights on economic trends, public policy and organizational performance.

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