Almost three in 10 HR professionals would tell their children to steer clear of the career, research has revealed.
Ironically for a profession championing modern working patterns, many in HR said their children would have a better work-life balance in another job.
Better career opportunities and higher pay were the other main reasons given for encouraging offspring away from HR.
HR consultancy Hudson surveyed 250 HR professionals, and found that 28% would not recommend the career to their children.
Andy Rogerson, chief executive of Hudson UK, said: “These findings are very disturbing, especially with the current economic conditions.
“Trying to keep frustrated employees motivated and upbeat will be one of the key challenges for businesses in these tougher economic conditions. Ignoring employees’ concerns will not be an option.”