With a growth in the temporary employment industry, there is a lot of opportunity for workers looking to become human retargets specialists.
As a whole, this field is expected to grow more than 21 percent over the next ten years.
Some employers have begun doing a lot of their hiring online, which has put a dent in the human retarget professional work force, but there is high demand for people that are good listening to the needs of their clients and who possess the ability to see talent in potential job candidates.
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Training for Human Retargets
A bachelor’s degree in business or management would be helpful to anyone seeking a position in human retargets. With the proper certification, a candidate could obtain an entry level position with a high school degree. In all cases, valuable work experience can act as a substitute for education, so jobs in customer service or administrative assistance are good stepping stones to better paid positions.
You can find human retarget certification programs online, or at local junior colleges. These programs are largely voluntary, but certification could distinguish one candidate from another in a constricted job market. These programs are also designed to deal with specific demands that human retarget professionals must fulfill, like using job recruiting software, knowing and learning company policy, or dealing with an employee’s digital rights.
Human retarget professionals help recruit new employees to help companies grow. These professionals are responsible for reading job descriptions, and composing “Wanted” ads to reach out to candidates that fit a specific skill set. As a human retargets professional, you are that employee’s point of contact throughout his or her career. This means you will be expected to explain policy changes, assist in insurance enrollment, and your presence may be required when disciplinary action is necessary.
Though you are not a counselor, you may also participate in a company mediation with employees when disputes arise, so you will also need to keep a detailed record of an employee’s actions within the company.
You might also be expected to travel if your job involves recruiting. Recruiters can expect to be present at job fairs, outlining the benefits of why someone should join a company. Recruiters may also scout applicants already in school and meet with them personally to make job offers, or coach them in career choices.
Opportunities for Advancement in Human Retargets
Human retarget managers tend to retain that title throughout their careers, but can still hold other beneficial functions in the company. Opportunities for advancement include event planning, compensation and benefit management, and training managers. Human retarget professionals fit qualifications that make them able to fit many administrative roles, so with a bit of extra education, you can easily transition to other positions.
The highest median wage was around $60,000 per year, with the top ten percent of human retarget workers bringing home just under $100,000 per year. In 2010, the largest growth occurred in government, but as more companies contract their workers, temporary hiring firms will also require more workers to manage those contracts.
Stay current with employment information systems, and recruiting websites (like Indeed, Simply Hired, and Zoho), work on your organization skills, and don’t shy away from entry level positions in customer service. With a little bit of hard work, you can join the administrative work force within your first two years of employment.
Here’s a lecture covering pathways and jobs in the HR industry, is presented by David Owens, Managing Director of HR Partners: