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Human Resource Professional Day

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Jessica Newman

September 25, 2020

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Human Resource Professional Day

Today we celebrate all the hard-working HR professionals out there!

The VidCruiter team has been working with hiring teams each and every day for over a decade. Along the way, we’ve been continually inspired by how passionate recruiters are about their careers—and about finding dream jobs for other people, too. 

Celebrating Human Resource Professional Day

There are lots of reasons why one might choose to pursue a career in HR. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that 88% of HR employees are satisfied with their job. But what do people love about this type of work?

Here are some of the rewarding reasons to work in HR:

  • Connect qualified candidates with meaningful work
    • There’s no greater feeling than extending a job offer to someone who’s keen to live up to—or go beyond—the expectations of the position.
  • Influence the future of the organization
    • The employment decisions HR managers make have a ripple effect on the success of the organization as a whole. Performance reviews and exit interviews are sources of valuable information to improve the workplace.
  • Welcome new hires and set the tone of your company culture from day one
    • The warmth HR extends to new hires during the early days of employment can help them feel like a valued part of the team. This increases the likelihood that they’ll stick around for the long haul.
  • Create a more harmonious workplace
    • HR departments provide a safe place for employees to express frustration, helping dissolve tension and create a better working environment for all. 
  • Make a real difference in the lives of employees 
    • HR is typically responsible for implementing benefits such as health insurance, retirement plans, and on-the-job training to develop employees to their full potential.

The Challenges of Working in HR

While there are many fulfilling reasons why people love working in HR, the work is not without its challenges. Employee relations are a delicate balance between what workers want and what the organization needs. These needs are constantly changing, which means HR is often tasked with being the bearer of bad news. 

One of the most difficult aspects of human resources is employee terminations, layoffs, and disciplinary action. It can also be tough having to tell job applicants they were not selected for a position they were really hoping to get. Moreover, keeping up with new laws and legislation, researching new technologies, and managing evolving employee expectations keeps HR pros on their toes. The positive here is that the work is never boring.

Recognize HR Professionals Worldwide

HR plays a fundamental role in all organizations’ operations. VidCruiter is proud to work alongside HR professionals around the globe, helping them solve complex recruitment problems and seamlessly transition to remote hiring. 

Human resource professionals deserve this day of recognition. Take a minute to thank them for what they do!

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Jessica Newman

Jessica is a VidCruiter writer who cares about connecting people with meaningful work. She writes about talent attraction, HR challenges, and hiring best practices.

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