When I grow up I want to work in HR….

HR magazine circulated an interesting newsletter article this week, prompting readers to think about the types of individuals that would choose a career in the world of Human Resources.

The National Careers Service describes HR as ideally suited to someone who “likes working in an office” which, as HR magazine pointed out, is unlikely to inspire business professionals who want to make a real impact in their job.

This perhaps emphasises the need, now more so than ever, for champions of the profession to be highlighted. Of course there are administrative elements to HR, just like there are in many career paths. However the profile of HR is ever changing, and with this comes an opportunity for professionals to ‘make their mark’ and flourish in a demanding yet rewarding job role.

As we look forward to the HR software show at London Olympia next week, we also prepare to hear from many leading lights in the field – people who will share their experiences and ideas for innovation, and people that also want to encourage further industry change. One such HR pioneer who has certainly proven that a career in Human Resources can be challenging, satisfying and capable of delivering strategic organisational benefits, is Cascade client Sarah Lowe.


HR Manager at Sika Limited, Sarah is set to deliver an expert showcase at HRSS, illustrating how she supported a 472-strong workforce through a £30m company takeover. Sarah’s complex change management journey is also made all the more interesting because, in 2007, she had no Human Resources experience whatsoever. In her presentation on Wednesday 19th June at 11:30, delegates will therefore hear how someone with the right level of foresight, determination, communication skills and flexibility, can really excel in a career in HR.

Sarah’s busy role and commitment to supporting staff as the company continues to evolve, means she rarely sits still. To describe her position as simply suited to someone who “likes working in an office” would certainly not depict what the job truly entails….

If you have not yet registered to attend the CIPD’s HR Software Show 2013, you can sign up for free online. Cascade HR will be exhibiting at the show on one of the event’s largest stands – H22. To organise a one-to-one appointment at the event, please call 0113 255 4115 or email info@cascadehr.co.uk.


FREE INFORMATION PACK

Cascade HR Software Brochure.

BOOK A FREE DEMO

Book a demo of Cascade HR Software.

HR SOFTWARE

  • HR

    Cascade’s Core HR solution is a powerful, proactive and dynamic solution that offers a huge amount of standard functionality” from the HR page.more...

  • PAYROLL

    Cascade isn't a HR system with a bolt on Payroll system from another supplier. Cascade is an integrated HR and Payroll solution from one supplier.more...

  • AUTO ENROLMENT

    The module will bring the administratively-complex process of auto-enrolment to life, making it incredibly clear what HR and payroll professionals need to do and when. In turn this will allow each department to retain control over their own tasks at the same time as encouraging legislative compliance.more...

  • RECRUITMENT

    Cascade delivers a comprehensive and powerful recruitment solution designed to reduce administration and ensure best practice.more...

  • ONLINE RECRUITMENT

    Online Recruitment represents the next generation in online recruitment functionality for your organisation's own website.more...

  • EXPENSES

    Employee expenses and mileage claims have now been made even easier to process, saving time and increasing efficiency within your organisation.more...

  • TIMESHEETS

    Gain efficiencies through minimizing costs and maximizing employee time, with zero paperwork and maximum control.more...

  • SELF SERVICE

    Rolling out Self Service to Employees and Managers presents huge benefits to everyone but there are risks.more...

  • TRAINING

    Cascade reflects the need to take each employee and assess their individual training and development requirements.more...

  • WORKFLOW

    Cascade introduces workflows, best practice workflows and authorisation routes to ensure efficiency and guarantee no task is left incomplete.more...

  • MOBILE APPS

    Cascade's Mobile Apps module allows you the HR team and your organisation to engage even further with your employees.more...

Related Posts

Book a free demo

Call 0113 230 8600

Get a Free Info Pack

ABOUT CASCADE HR

Cascade HR is a well-established, award-winning provider of fully-integrated HR and payroll software. The company is renowned as much for its quality of project management and ongoing customer service levels, as it is its dynamic technology. Over 

CONTACT CASCADE HR



Captcha: