{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Hi everyone, considering a switch into human capital from a more generalist / finance role. Has anyone else made that switch? Did you think it was a good move? More details in the comments. ", "post_id": "5e30610c0cf56a002473e846", "reply_count": 7, "vote_count": 2, "bowl_id": "5a61465686d4c300180e0562", "bowl_name": "Org Development & Human Capital" }

Hi everyone, considering a switch into human capital from a more generalist / finance role. Has anyone else made that switch? Did you think it was a good move? More details in the comments.

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

I transitioned from a finance role to human capital. There are some areas that are more niche than others - you can find super strategic work as well as detailed implementation. You can find traditional ERP projects and process design, to cutting edge projects on digital, employee experience, future of work etc. Your experiences dictate your exit options much more than the service line you belong to.

like

I did a few years ago and its a good area... def growing because everyone is taking HC metrics more serious.. attrition, recruitment times, competitiveness.. and then you have the actual people side with diversity, inclusiveness and grievances.. lots of space to move around .. also a big security/infrastructure aspect because youre protecting sensitive info

like

I’ve been working on a remuneration project for about 6 months and have really enjoyed the work, and have been encouraged by managers on the project to consider the switch. But, I’m worried that moving to human capital may limit opportunities outside of consulting, especially since I’m not sure about making a career out of HC work. To those who want to make a career out of HC work, what led you to that decision? And to those who are looking to exit, have you been able to find interesting opportunities?

For an individual entering the practice as an SC from outside of a consulting space, any recommendations to get exposure?

Really depends on the firm, but Deloitte human capital for example is not so much HR but does a lot of work involving organizational transformations (think changing the way people work, possibly involving structure changes, process changes, tech systems changes, culture changes etc). Any experiences with transformations, implementing something new, change mgmt, etc is an asset

Thanks, coming from the military I'm bringing a lot of the soft skills with HCM. The hard skills like data analytics is truly where I'm weak. Currently planning for my PMP in the fall. Thanks!

Related Posts

I was laid off from a resource management role, working with employees approaching or on the bench, working with managers to staff projects, and support functions like report creation, scheduling, etc. Roles like this are few and many large consulting firms have frozen internal hiring. Do you think it would be beneficial to get a SHRM cert? Would that help get a "talent related" HR role? Worth the money? I have a background in recruitment as well.

like

Hi Fishes,please help me take decision!! Got 2 offer in hand . EY-GDS , 21 LPA FIXED plus 10% VP Luxoft (remote opportunity) , 25 LPA 9.7 YOE , Azure Data Engineer. Earning peanuts currently (13 LPA) Please give me your honest feedback about which one to join. In terms of WLB, Work Quality and Exit opportunity.

like

Exp. Associate at 28 years old. Worked in the engineering industry after grad school and then switched to my current role in consulting. Am I too old for this job?

like

Does anyone here hold a non-CFA designation (CFP, CAIA, FRM etc.) and what kind of role/position do you have?

like

First time switching into a new role into an established team at the company I accepted an offer from. A bit nervous on getting up to speed. Any advice?

likefunny

Hi Fishes,please help me take decision!! Got 2 offer in hand . EY-GDS , 21 LPA FIXED plus 10% VP Luxoft (remote opportunity) , 25 LPA 9.7 YOE , Azure Data Engineer. Earning peanuts currently (13 LPA) Please give me your honest feedback about which one to join. In terms of WLB, Work Quality and Exit opportunity.

like

Would anyone be open to providing a referral for Bristol Myers Squibb or ZS Associates? Thank you.

like

Who’s hiring AD/ACD?

like

How do i strategically plan my exit? Have tons of technical skills and experience? Have been applying like crazy, but have not heard back from any companies yet.

like

Is it possible to move to USA FDD senior role from Asian country with ACCA, not CPA?

like

Capgemini is looking hire for the following positions. If you are interested in applying please let me know and I can try and assist with a referral if you would like. I have no idea what the salary ranges are, just FYI.

Post Photo
funnylike

Anyone interested in providing a referral to FireEye, Inc.? I have over 3 YOE in consulting. Thanks

like

Looking for unpaid/paid internship positions for a college freshmen, is your firm hiring?

likefunny

Is there a recommended time of the year to join Deloitte, considering the review cycles etc? I’ve been offered a position but I cannot take it before May. Are there any disadvantages to a May start?

Trying to decide between two portfolio ops roles, both in the Bay Area: Small-ish VC firm, ~135k base + 35k bonus Medium PE firm, ~115k base + 115k bonus Which would you choose? I’m leaning towards the PE firm bc it’s more hands-on, faster learning curve, and higher TC, but the VC role seems to have a better WLB and generally sounds cooler (getting exposed to VC vs continuing in the corporate world). What do you think?

like

Is it worth it to get a professional certification like SHRM/PHR? Not many of my colleagues have one and it’s not a requirement for my role, but I’m curious if it’s worth it in the long run

like
like

Anybody here from sony india software? Need referral

like

What are your thoughts on a control analyst position? Are the hours terrible like audit (10 to 11 hour days)?

like

Currently working in Project Management and have about 8 YOE. Slalom approached me for delivery leadership consulting role. What can I expect to make approximately?

like

Additional Posts

I graduated with my bachelor's in HRM and I'm wondering if there are any certifications or trainings I could do before I lock down on the SHRM-CP. I recently became HIPAA certified for my company and that got me thinking about what else I could do to add to my resume. Looking for good stepping stone certificates.

like

Which companies lowball the most?

like

Advice on how to eat healthy in hotel rooms (no microwave but there is a mini fridge)

like

Has anyone taken disability leave, and then used it to look for jobs? How does this work legally?

like

How are sign-on bonuses taxed in NYC? Example: if you were to receive let’s say a $20k sign-on bonus (I assume it would be paid as a lump sum?), what total percent would be taxed?

helpful

What is a Seigfried experienced manager salary in the DMV area? I know they have a nice bonus structure so any sort of breakdown would be helpful

like

I’m extremely burnt out, exhausted, and my mental health is plummeting by the day. I know this is happening across all agencies and I’m ready to change it up and go in-house. Any suggestions for best in-house place to work?

like

Started taking prenatal vitamins , ubiquinol and vitamin D. Been doing this for a month to prep to get pregnant. Breaking out like crazy for 3 weeks now. Are these linked?

like

I know not many of you are Union, but have you heard anything about a potential IATSE strike?

like

GUT Miami… yey or nay?, seen some good work but heard some not so good things about the culture there

like

Hi! Anyone taken SHRM-CP exam recently and have any tips on studying or taking the exam? TIA.

Need help budgeting for professional menswear. My husband has been in the military and will be transitioning to the civilian world. He doesn’t have many friends in white collar jobs. I’ve found a few nice menswear shops I’d like to bring him to find things for interviews. We want to budget for a few great investment pieces for him and supplement with some less expensive stuff. Any pieces, brands and ballpark numbers would be appreciated!

like

Does anyone know anything about Alpha FMC. Curious to hear the culture, projects, and opportunities?

like

I was laid off from a resource management role, working with employees approaching or on the bench, working with managers to staff projects, and support functions like report creation, scheduling, etc. Roles like this are few and many large consulting firms have frozen internal hiring. Do you think it would be beneficial to get a SHRM cert? Would that help get a "talent related" HR role? Worth the money? I have a background in recruitment as well.

like

I’ve been working in the HR space and am interested in pursuing an MBA to transition into Human Capital consulting/ Change management/ Talent technology and analytics. I’ve been seeing a few T30 schools that have a focus in those areas including Vanderbilt, Rice, BYU etc. Would it be better to pursue an MBA program highly ranked in that concentration area or to try to get into a school ranked higher overall? Thanks!

like

Anyone free to chat? I am on vacation and have nowhere to go.. Could use a company... M here (Disclaimer since I know some of may ask that lol)

like

Anyone interviewed at BCG DV? What was your experience like? TIA

like

Advice needed! I was laid off in Jan and since then I’ve been building my own practice (which I started last year and was doing on the side). Since Covid happened, work has been a lot slower so I started applying for jobs. I got two job offers in these past couple weeks, but the problem is that neither is in the area I want to practice, though the experience from one of them would be probably useful in the future. Ultimately I want to have my own practice, but my dilemma is that as a 3rd (cont.)

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal