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Vault guide to human resources careers

Author: Strayer, Susan D. Publisher: Vault, 2005.Language: EnglishDescription: 179 p. : Graphs ; 23 cm.ISBN: 1581313691Type of document: BookNote: Last print edition. Latest editions available on INSEAD's Career Development website.Bibliography/Index: Includes glossary
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Book Europe Campus
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Print ZA13.3 .H7 V38 2005
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Last print edition. Latest editions available on INSEAD's Career Development website.

Includes glossary

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Vault Guide to Human Resources Careers Table of Contents INTRODUCTION 1 THE SCOOP 3 Chapter 1: What is Human Resources? 5 The History of Human Resources .........................................................................5 Human Resources Today....................................................................................... 7 What Do HR Professionals Do? ........................................................................... 7 Why HR?............................................................................................................. 12 Chapter 2: Where Human Resources Fits In 15 The Glue that Holds it Together ......................................................................... 15 How is Human Resources Structured? ............................................................... 16 Chapter 3: An Overview of Opportunities in HR 21 Human Resources Management (HRM) ............................................................ 21 Human Resource Development (HRD)............................................................... 23 Other HR Opportunities ...................................................................................... 27 Chapter 4: HR Career Paths 31 Internal Opportunities ......................................................................................... 32 External Opportunities ........................................................................................ 37 Common Misconceptions About HR .................................................................. 41 Chapter 5: The Future of HR 45 Finding a Seat at the Table ................................................................................. 45 HR Goes Global .................................................................................................. 47 Other Trends in HR .............................................................................................51 GETTING HIRED 53 Chapter 6: Beginning Your HR Career 55 Starting from Scratch............................................................................................ 55 Do You Really Want to Do This? ........................................................................ 60 Education ..............................................................................................................63 Certifications ........................................................................................................ 67 Professional Training and Workshops ................................................................. 71 Career Changers ................................................................................................... 74 Chapter 7: Getting the Job 77 Understanding the Business ................................................................................. 77 Creating a Strong Resume.................................................................................... 80 Sample HR Resume: Entry Level ........................................................................ 84 Sample HR Resume: Experienced Candidate ...................................................... 86 Sample Cover Letter ............................................................................................ 87 Nailing the Interview ........................................................................................... 88 Interview Tips ...................................................................................................... 93 Offers and Negotiating Salary ............................................................................. 95 ON THE JOB 99 Chapter 8: Finding the Right Fit 101 Digging Deeper into the HR Function ............................................................... 101 HRD versus HRM................................................................................................. 102 Exploring Industries .............................................................................................104 How Much Will I Make?...................................................................................... 105 Chapter 9: HRM Roles 111 Generalists ......................................................................................................... 111 Compensation and Benefits ................................................................................. 112 Labor and Employee Relations ............................................................................115 Employment and HR Law ................................................................................... 119 Recruiting and Staffing ...................................................................................... 122 Human Resource Information Technology (HRIT)/e-HR.................................. 128 HR Metrics and Strategy ....................................................................................129 Health, Safety and Security ............................................................................... 132 Chapter 10: HRD Roles 139 Training and Development ................................................................................ 139 Organization Development ................................................................................ 142 Leadership Development and Succession Planning .......................................... 144 Performance Management ................................................................................. 145 Executive Coaching ........................................................................................... 146 Chapter 11: Human Resource Leadership Roles 153 Director, HR: Single Office ............................................................................... 153 DirectorNice-President, HR: Business Unit/Division ....................................... 154 Chief Administrative Officer/SVP, HR: Organization-Wide ............................ 155 External Consultant or Outsourced HR Professional ........................................ 157 Chapter 12: Final Analysis 163 APPENDIX 165 Competency Models .......................................................................................... 167 Glossary of HR Terms and Acronyms................................................................ 169 Online Resources ............................................................................................... 175 Recommended Reading ..................................................................................... 177 About the Author ............................................................................................... 179

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