Getting into HR


How to start a career in HR

The number of potential routes into a career in HR is growing – from starting as an apprentice to a...

Kessar Kalim won HR Business of the Year before being made Overall Winner of the Personnel Today Awards

You don’t always need a qualification to get into HR

13 Jun 2016

Last year’s Personnel Today Awards overall winner Kessar Kalim discusses why not having a formal HR qualification has not hindered...

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Are your entry-level HR roles challenging enough for best business minds?

Checklist for creating the best entry-level HR roles

12 Jan 2016

Are your entry-level HR roles challenging enough for the best business minds? Susannah Clements examines the profession's approach to attracting talent...

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BAE Systems, one of the Government's Phase 3 apprenticeship trailblazers. Photo: REX/Paul Cooper

More than 700 new employers join apprenticeship trailblazers

29 Oct 2014

The third phase of the Government’s apprenticeship trailblazers scheme has been launched, with more than 700 employers designing 76 new...

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HR Newcomer of the Year Ellie Goddard collects her trophy

PT Awards profile: Ellie Goddard, East Sussex County Council

18 Jun 2014

Ellie Goddard was not only considered a worthy award winner in the HR newcomer category of the Personnel Today Awards...

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Experience is the ticket to HR career progression

10 Jan 2014

Experience is the most crucial factor when it comes to advancing a career in HR, according to the findings of an XpertHR survey into the profession.

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Graduate routes into HR

15 Jul 2011

Graduate opportunities in HR are withstanding the faltering economic recovery, with organisations offering both specific graduate programmes and, thanks to the...

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HR pay and benefits – what can you expect, and when?

28 Feb 2011

Few HR professionals have enjoyed significant salary increases in the past couple of years. In fact, many have had their...

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Transferable skills for HR professionals

24 Feb 2011

We are told that some things are “for life”. But while eco-friendly shopping bags and dogs might fit this description, a job...

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Why choose a career in HR?

24 Feb 2011

Over the past 30 years the HR profession has moved centre stage. Its professionals are now known as business partners who get...

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Where to find a job in HR

24 Feb 2011

It is said that looking for a job is a full time job in itself. It takes a lot of...

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Is HR really a woman’s world?

24 Feb 2011

HR has long been perceived as a female-orientated profession, and women do in fact account for the majority of its...

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HR careers

7 Feb 2008

An HR career in people management and development can be diverse and challenging giving you the opportunity to play a real part in the future success of the organisation you work for.

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Spotlight on graduates

3 Dec 2007

According to the latest Association of Graduate Recruitment’s (AGR) Graduate Recruitment Survey 2007, graduate vacancies are set to rise for...

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Civil Service increases intake of non-white graduates on Fast Stream training and development programme

4 Apr 2007

The Civil Service has recruited a record number of black and minority ethnic graduates onto its Fast Stream training and...

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