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Who signs up to be HR? Is it just people who couldn’t get another job or are some people genuinely passionate about it? I just can’t imagine why anyone would want to be a HR person, it sounds like a miserable role.

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I had HR internships prior to consulting - while agreed they many of the roles might not be beneficial, there are some very strategic roles and when done well, can make employees and the company operationally better. At some companies, HR has a “seat at the table”, while at others, they don’t. The companies that do actually pay pretty well and when I was a senior, I had a HR industry offer that was on par to some friends who were in consulting....

lol my partner is a one of the high ranking “HR” people at a well known tech company and those of you dissing HR have this idea that all they do is hire and fire. Top HR professionals are not doing that bs and instead are developing entire cultures for companies, hence why the term HR is rarely even used anymore and instead companies call it things like people operations (chief people officer anyone). And trust me, there’s big money in it. Way more than a lot of people in consulting make. Some of y’all think too highly of yourselves

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Uhhh people who have a passion for human capital, who want to help with organizing talent, recruiting talent, growing talent, supporting talent etc etc . I’m not even in HR but work with brilliant partners in the space and it’s a bit tasteless for you to think people just work in Hr because they can’t get another job. Smh Deloitte

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A7 honestly never. It is why healthcare is so f***** up. HR is run by the inept.

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Most HR people I’ve come across are basically there to lie to employees or prospective employees on behalf of the company. Interesting career choice.

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I think you’re confusing HR with Recruiting. In most companies they actually function quite separately and for good reason. Also all consulting partners do is lie to clients on behalf of the company so not sure what your beef is.

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We could say all of the same things about consultants.

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People going into HR can work 40 hours and not live under the illusion that they are the best thing that ever existed

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Shook so much beef / lack of respect for HR (and Program Management) folks. At my firm they are really critical to business ops, professional and career development of our consultants, and are usually looked upon with a great deal of respect.

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Hours tend to be shorter and stress levels (depending on how you define it) generally lower...?

I guess we just have great HR and PM teams, sorry yours suck OP.

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My mom is in HR makes $250k+ and is super stressed because it’s a hard job. A good HR/head of people is important to orgs

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You guys know that HR does more than hiring and firing right?

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I can’t imagine why anyone would want to be a consultant either but yet here I am

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Why consulting? For 💰💰💰💰

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I wonder the same about Recruiters.

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OP, did HR call today? PIP? Complaint? Spill the real tea.

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Lol no. Just never ending emails about being green and performance time and development goals.

As if a culture is created through spam emails.

There are different types of people. I’m a tech consultant with 3 years SE experience. Honestly thinking about transferring to HR.

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ey- SAME!!!

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My question is, why is HR dominated by white chicks in general?

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LOL I noticed that too! 😂 hey they’re getting the bag

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I think it’s like becoming a teacher. You have these visions of being somebody that can be proud that they helped so many other people in their lives. But then a couple years in you become completely disillusioned. 

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I agree D7. I'm an HR industry hire and feel like my work was a lot more meaningful in HR than it is in consultinh. I had real relationships with business executives who I helped through difficult issues involving their employees and also helped strengthened their business through that partnership. I moved from HR to industry because I thought it would be great to help HR clients become better partners like this.

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Who signs up to be a consultant? Insert all of your points about HR here

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Like most careers, I think a lot of people just fall into it.

I think some people going into it thinking it'll be something different. And I think others go into with high hopes and then are beaten down by the system and red tape. By the time you have some freedom to make change, you've already been molded.

Like why is DMV such a mess?

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Some people are definitely passionate about it and most days/years it’s a compliance job like anything else, processing payroll. Rare to need to do mass layoffs etc.

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OP: I know HR is not our friend. That’s for sure.

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Ah m your friend, buddy! Come hang out.

OP really had the shovel in one hand and opened the casket with the other.

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I have seen couple of my people who were passionate about HR careers

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Wah I don’t like my HR rep. Sick post.

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I am certain I know who wrote the post about middle aged ladies. Ha. The job requires attention to detail and the ability to manage high volume transactional work. Most of the guys I know can’t do it. It is thankless work.

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