What is a Career in HR Like? In Conversation with an HR Consultancy Business Owner

On the show today we meet Karen! Karen works as a Human Resources (HR) Consultancy Business Owner in the UK. 

Karen kindly shares with us: 

  • Common misconceptions of the HR role
  • An overview of the HR industry and typical roles within an HR department 
  • The purpose of the HR role
  • What an HR consultancy business owner does on an average day  
  • Most enjoyable parts of the role 
  • Challenging parts of the role 
  • Proudest moments in the role 
  • How Karen became an HR consultancy business owner from aspiring Pan’s People dancer & PE teacher 
  • Highs of the career journey  
  • Challenges of the career journey 
  • Proudest moments of the career journey  
  • Importance of role models and mentors  
  • Helpful education, training and skills for aspiring HR professionals 
  • The future of the HR profession 
  • Advice and resources for people who are keen to find out more about a career in HR: 
  • Advice for her younger self and you!  

Other resources:

We also talk about: 

  • The advantage of surrounding yourself with positive people 
  • The benefit of transferable and in-demand skills 
  • The value of getting a foot in the door and learning on the job 
  • The power of humility, curiosity and continuous learning 
  • The importance of believing in yourself 
  • Getting out of your comfort zone 

So if you’re curious and wondering what an HR professional does or how to become an HR professional, listen, watch and enjoy! 

PS – If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!