My Education: BA in Accounting
My Prior Experience: Most of my experience over the years has been in accounting. I recently starting doing HR and now looking to go to graduate school for Human Resource Management.
My Company: I work for a contract mfg company making PCB and cables. We are a national company located all over the place.
Job/Career Overview: I handle employee issues. It can be a complaint about other employee or it can be a question regarding their health insurance. In my role I try to help out the employees as well as the company. For the most part it's a fun job.
You need to have a great attitude with life and work. It's important to be very positive especially when there are ups and downs with the workplace.
We might be hiring a lot and then we have slow spot and you have to let employees go.
When hiring I look through resumes if I like someone I will send it off to the supervisor or manager. I handle all of the new hire orientations. Going over policies and procedures. Training for certain things. Payroll takes me half a day to do. Going over everyone's time that is hourly to make sure we have the correct hours for them. Keeping employee records, training records and etc.
I rate this career 8 out of 10.
The hardest part is when I have to let someone go. Having to tell them they are laid off and seeing their face can be difficult. Also, having to deal with employees not getting along can be a challenge.
Best part is on pay day when everyone is happy to see you because they want their checks. Planning Christmas parties and other outside events are fun too. Most days are fun not often to you have bad days in the profession.
It's a rewarding job. Like I said before you need to have a positive attitude so it shows to the employees. You need to have great people skills. You need the ability to call people on the phone to do phone interviews.
I have a degree a BA in accounting but I need to go on to school for a masters in order to become a manager in HR.
The pay is good the higher up you go.
It's important to know the employment laws. This part can be tricky on what you can say to employees without getting into a lawsuit.