A Human Resources department is a vital part of any large business, handling a vast array of tasks from recruiting new employees, conducting interviews, dealing with conflict resolution, and managing the holiday allowance, benefits and payroll for existing employees. There are many routes into a career in HR, however the safest route for securing employment in this field is to do a HR specific course such as a degree, postgraduate course, evening diploma or online course.
Not only will a HR qualification help you to get on the career ladder, there are many other reasons why studying HR can be beneficial.
1. Job Diversity
Studying opens doors and not just in the field itself. The subjects you undertake lend themselves to a variety of career paths and job positions in human resource management and beyond. Managing people and client relations is an important skill to acquire in business, and this is just one aspect of HR that you can apply to any job. Other useful skills you will learn include organisation, administration, multitasking, presentations, reporting and communication.
2. Job Satisfaction
There are numerous things to expect from a career in human resource, but job satisfaction being a prominent factor. Satisfaction with the work that we do is one of the most important factors for employees when choosing a job, and there is plenty of job satisfaction to be found from working in HR. Even in a junior position you will see the direct results of your work very quickly, and you will be able to measure the positive impact you have made on the workplace. Highlights may include offering someone a job position within the company, promoting from within, improving salary and benefits, introducing processes and procedures to improve staff retention and boost staff morale, and training and coaching employees.
3. Working with People
A HR degree or postgrad can be a big plus if you enjoy meeting new people and working alongside clients, colleagues and senior HR management. Working with people is a huge part of any HR role, and so getting to grips with the psychology of human nature will be very beneficial to you in this career. From interview techniques to conflict resolution, you will become an expert at managing staff relations, which will stand to you throughout any aspect of business and life.
4. Opportunities to Progress
Many important decisions are formed by HR departments and it is important to remember that this is a responsibility-laden role from the get go. If this is something you are comfortable with you can do very well and find success fast. Senior HR positions will pay generously because of the level of authority involved which is another great benefit to studying this discipline.
Human Resource Management (HR) Courses at Dublin Business School
If you are interested in studying a HR course in Dublin, we offer a number of different courses to help you on your way to a successful career including the BA (Hons) in Business in HRM, the MBA in HRM and the 1 year Diploma in HRM. Each of these courses will cover the fundamentals of HR, with the longer programmes going into more depth and detail. Some of the topics that are covered on these programmes include HR Performance Management, Human Resource Management, Employability in Action, Strategies for Human Resource, Promoting Employee Engagement, Training, Learning & Development and International HRM.
Miriam Dowling is a graduate from the MBA in HRM, here’s what she had to say about the programme:
“I had a great two years and I made some amazing friends. I loved the learning environment, pushing myself to understand new concepts and people’s experiences and points of view. I received great support for my work from my classmates, which really encouraged me to keep working towards my goals.
Lecturers having industry experience really helped give that extra edge to the content being delivered. It meant that information was not being dealt with in the vacuum of the classroom but applied to real world situations. To compliment that, the class size was such that it allowed everyone to contribute and bring their own professional experience from different sectors into the discussion.”
Would you like to find out more about the HR courses on offer at DBS? for more information, or if you would like to speak to a member of the Admissions Team you can email [email protected] or phone (01) 4177 500. We also hold regular Open Events throughout the year where you can meet with lecturers and admissions staff.