Human Resources is a critical department in any organization. It is responsible for managing the most valuable asset of any company – its employees. HR professionals play a vital role in recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining the best talent. If you are looking to advance your career in HR, here are five tips to help you climb the career ladder.
1. Develop Your Skills
One of the most important things you can do to advance your career in HR is to develop your skills. This means taking courses, attending conferences, and staying up-to-date on the latest HR trends and best practices. You can also consider getting certified in HR, which can help you stand out from other candidates and demonstrate your knowledge and expertise.
2. Build Your Network
Networking is essential in any industry, and HR is no exception. Building relationships with other HR professionals can help you learn about new job opportunities, get advice on career development, and stay up-to-date on industry news and trends. Attend local HR events, join professional organizations, and connect with other HR professionals on LinkedIn to expand your network.
3. Gain Experience in Different Areas
To advance your career in HR, it is essential to gain experience in different areas of the department. This means taking on new projects, volunteering for committees, and seeking out opportunities to work on cross-functional teams. The more experience you have in different areas of HR, the more valuable you will be to your organization.
4. Be a Strategic Thinker
HR professionals need to be strategic thinkers who can align HR initiatives with the overall goals of the organization. This means understanding the business and its objectives and developing HR strategies that support those objectives. By demonstrating your ability to think strategically, you will be seen as a valuable asset to your organization.
5. Communicate Effectively
Effective communication is critical in HR. HR professionals need to be able to communicate clearly and concisely with employees, managers, and executives. They also need to be able to listen actively and provide feedback. By developing strong communication skills, you will be able to build trust and credibility with others in your organization.
Advancing your career in HR requires dedication, hard work, and a commitment to ongoing learning and development. By following these five tips, you can position yourself for success and climb the career ladder in HR. Discover our current roles today!
Even in today’s ever-changing marketplace, the role of the HR function remains at the heart of every business. Our HR division has unrivalled relationships with some of the most well-known brands and achieves outstanding success for our candidates and clients. We work with a wide range of businesses from SMEs to FTSE 100 organisations within media, creative and communications.
So how much do you think you know about Human Resources? Our dedicated team of HR recruiters share some of their favourite facts and figures for 2023.
If you’re looking for a new role within the HR sector, discover our current job roles and apply today.
We welcome Daniel to the team, who will be enhancing Impact’s offering across the D&I spectrum and will be placing specialist ED&I roles, recruiting more diverse candidates into generalist roles and much more! With a strong career history in recruitment, we are delighted to have him on our team.
I’m a Nigerian-born Refugee with a Recruitment background in Higher Education, Professional and Financial Services. Throughout my career, I’ve been passionate about ED&I and mental health awareness and have worked with organisations and charities on various projects and campaigns. Outside my 9-5, I enjoy volunteering, singing, spending time with friends, at the gym or cooking some Nigerian jollof rice.
This was a slightly difficult one for me as I had a few other offers on the table. However, the opportunity from Impact felt like The One given my passion for ED&I and interest in the media and creative industry. I also had a very positive experience and vibe during the interview process and had the opportunity to learn about their long-term commitment to ED&I.
Amazing! Everyone on the team has been super nice and supportive. I’ve learnt more about our media and creative clients and network and the background music in the office creates a fun vibe. Love it here!
I will be enhancing Impact’s offering across the D&I spectrum and will be placing specialist ED&I roles, recruiting more diverse candidates into generalist roles and hosting and co-hosting HR/EDI roundtable discussions and events with their high-profile Media and Creative Clients and Network.
To engage and raise awareness on ED&I issues as well as support our clients to diversify their workforce by placing ED&I roles and recruiting more diverse candidates into generalist positions. Also looking forward to organising and hosting as many ED&I events throughout the year.
Follow our LinkedIn for the latest roles, and if you are thinking of your next career move drop Daniel a message directly via email@example.com.
With a strong career history in HR recruitment, Emma is the newest member of Impact HQ as a Senior Consultant in our HR sector. With a career history in recruitment spanning from in-house small media agencies, to 360 recruitment, Emma’s got what it takes to match amazing talent with their dream jobs and add value to both candidates and clients!
I started my recruitment career in-house for a small media agency, and after deciding I was ready for a new challenge I decided to take the leap into 360 recruitment with a specific focus on HR, which I loved. Having worked in HR previously it seemed like the perfect fit for my experience and knowledge, and after taking some time away to try my hand at rec2rec, I couldn’t be happier to be back where I belong!
Impact immediately stood out as a place where diversity is important and celebrated. The culture and the values speak for themselves and, when you add the incredible client base that’s been built over the last 20 years, it’s difficult not to be impressed!
My first week was a whirlwind of meeting new people, getting up to speed, navigating a new office, and enjoying after-work drinks with my new team. Not to mention, my first week ended with the Impact summer party, which was incredible! The whole team have made every effort to make me feel welcome and I couldn’t feel more at home.
Everyone is genuinely ecstatic to be at work every day – and as cheesy as it sounds, it does feel like a big family. Nick and Jules are brilliant mentors and encourage everyone to be themselves, so you feel instantly at ease from your very first day.
I hope to make a name for myself in the HR space and continue with the amazing partnerships Nick and Jules have built over the last 21 years – but mostly, I can’t wait to match amazing talent with their dream jobs and add value to both my candidates and clients.
If you’re looking for a new role in HR, send your CV over to Emma today!
Unclear about Data Protection? Impact and Stone King have you covered!
Having just got comfortable (ish) with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), now that the UK has left the EU, a new “UK version” of the GDPR is on the way.
So, potentially, organisations will need to understand not one but two versions of the GDPR; the UK GDPR and the EU GDPR.
Impact are delighted to partner with Paula Williamson, Partner & Head of Information Law at Stone King LLP who will lead our discussion and answer your questions on all things data protection.
Understand the key changes to UK data protection law as a result of Brexit and whether we are in for a rough ride or plain sailing.
We will cover data breaches; how to recognise one, how to handle them and how to prevent them.
You’ll also have the opportunity to share your top data protection queries and our legal partner will tackle them in our Q&A Session.
This breakfast event will be held on Thursday 23rd April at 08.30 – 10.00am. Register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org