For some HR might seem boring, simply filing paper and ticking boxes. That is not the case.

HR plays an important role in the growth and overall direction of a company.  HR mangers need to find the balance between what’s good for both the company and its employees.  This job requires a very special kind of person.

Is HR right for you? Have a look at the list below to help you decide.

  1. People find it easy to talk to you

A huge chunk of being an HR manager requires you to play the role of a psychologist. People should find it easy to talk to you about their work and sometimes personal problems.

  1. You can keep a secret

Apart from people finding it easy to talk to you, you must also be able to assess when to keep a secret and when not to. People must trust you not to broadcast their problems.

  1. You’re a problem solver

People come to you for solutions. You must be able to listen attentively, assess situations and come up with the best solution for all parties involved.

  1. You like working with people

Liking people and caring about their well being is a definite must. We are different people with different personalities. Be honest with yourself about the kind of person you are and how much you enjoy supporting and guiding others.

  1. You enjoy reading and you stay on top of current affairs

New laws are being passed daily. You need to know everything that might affect the people you work with and the company you work for. You need to stay on top of what is happening in the industry. This requires someone who loves reading and doing research.

  1. You want to help people make their lives better

Because you will be working with people, you must be driven by a need to make a difference in people’s lives.

  1. You are organised

HR managers have a lot on their plate. You need to be able to keep things in order to avoid anything falling through the cracks.

  1. You want to be involved in the success of the company

As much as people are the heart of the company and your job is people focused, you must also want what’s best for the company. Without the company, there will be no people to focus on.

If the qualities above fit you perfectly, a career in Human Resources could be your calling. We offer a National Diploma in Human Resource Management, which can unlock your career and help you build a successful future. To find out more call us on 0861 111 411 or email info@ibtc.co.za.

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