A career in the people profession offers a huge variety of roles to choose from. If you’ve a head for data, why not explore roles in reward or people analytics? Or if you’ve a passion for getting the best out of people, why not specialise in learning and development (L&D), talent management, organisation design, or equality, diversity and inclusion? Or if you’re looking for more variety in your work, consider an HR (human resources) generalist role.
Similarly, one of the great things about working in the people profession is that it enables you to work in any sector and different sized organisations. Whether you’re just starting out in the people profession or looking for your next move, explore the links below to find out more about the options available to you.
Careers in HR generalist roles
Careers in learning and development
Careers in organisational design and development
Careers in equality, diversity and inclusion
Careers in employee experience
Careers in employee relations
Careers in talent management
Careers in resourcing
Careers in reward
Careers as an HR Business Partner
Careers as a people consultant
Careers in people analytics
Working in different sectors
One of the great things about working in the people profession is that it enables you to work in any sector. Here’s a little bit more about the different sectors you could work in.
Organisation size matters
The size of the organisation will likely influence whether you take on a generalist or specialist role. In smaller organisations, you may perform a variety of activities as an HR generalist in a stand‐alone capacity. In larger organisations, the greater volume of people roles might typically include both specialist and generalist positions.
Find out what HR responsibilities you could be asked to take on in a small organisation
Explore the range of HR, L&D and OD roles you could take on in a large organisation.
There’s much more to our profession than HR and L&D – which area would you like to specialise in?
Information and guidance to help you excel in your role, transition into the profession, and manage a career break