Human Resources for Beginners - Is HR for You? Course Presentation, Li...

Human Resources for Beginners - Is HR for You? Course Presentation Links to course: Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: After more than 10 years in which I worked in the field of Human Resources, both in small local companies and in large multinationals, world-renowned, with tens of thousands of employees, I want to share with you my knowledge gained hoping it helps you first decide if you want to work in this field, how much it suits you and then take the first steps towards a job as an HR specialist or HR manager, why not? I happened to come across the HR field by applying for a job as a programmer. I was a 3rd year student in Economics and Computer Science and I really wanted to work. I didn't get the job of programmer. I did not have enough experience, but I was offered a job in the same company at the Personnel, Education and Payroll department as it was called at the time. I learned little by little and I received assignments from all areas, areas that I will tell you about: recruitment and selection, payroll and benefits, training and development, performance appraisal, employee motivation, labor law, human resources management, relationship with employees. You will find out what skills you need to develop to be a good specialist in this field and what challenges you may face during your work. And bonus, how can you get hired in this department without experience. #humanresources #onlinecourse

Human Resources - Trends

Considering the past 5 years, employers should be prepared to face the following trends. I watch more and more employers not being able to fill their open positons:

- there are less employees willing to be submissive labor units, mostly those around 40+ are still available . The rest want less work, less restrictions, more flexibility, more money, more personal time;

- there are more employees willing to work online;

- there are more employees asking for a flexible schedule - they prefer a task oriented job rather than a full time 9 to 5 in the office; they don't mind working Saturdays, Sundays or evenings as long as you give them their free time when they need it;

- diplomas value less and less - government positions still require it, but private employers ask for abilities, knowledge and attitude rather than a certified diploma;

- employees ask for respect and are willing to leave asap if they don't get it - being fearful of not getting a new job is a past issue;

- young people are attracted more to fast money rather than a solid career - you will find more vloggers than students preparing to become doctors, lawyers and so on;

- forget about pensions and retirement plans - young people don't hope to get that and start focusing on investing and being antrepreneurs - if you want young smart employees, forget about keeping them on the longterm - instead help them grow and accept they will leave soon to something better, unless you have some profit sharing plans for them;

- young people search for the new, the interesting, the cool - they are smart and want new challenges - make sure you offer them that; they have high self esteem

- young people are brilliant, learn extremely fast, but are independent and not easily managed; they are extremely computer savvy and technically litterate; you as employers need to understand and use that;

- the new employees will choose you, the employer, not the other way around. If they feel good, they will stay; they are not afraid of not being able to find a source of money - they are not too keen on a standard job anyway; they hate conditions and hierarchies; 

- employers must be fast and concise - in publishing an ad, in explaining job requirements and tasks, in communication in general - the new generation of employees has a short attention span, prefer short, clear messages, preferably online, 

So, be flexible, be smart and stay ahead of the other employers by knowing your candidates and by trying to offer them what they want.

Been Rejected a While Ago - Apply Again?

I have applied for a position to a specific company and have been rejected. Now the position is open again. Can I give it another try?

Well, it depends on how long it has been since you have received your previous feedback and if you feel you have significantly improved your skills.

If it has been just 2 weeks, a month or even more but you haven't done anything to improve the skills they weren't satisfied with, then, don't waste your and their time. They will probably don't even call you to start with or mark your CV as an annoying candidate and remember that.

If it has been a while long enough ( I can't tell you how long, just long enough for you to improve your skills) and you have actually tried seriously to improve your skills, then go ahead. Mention in your cover letter what you have improved and how eager you are to work for them. Good luck!
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