Technology has already disrupted the world of work. Anton Riolo, Conference Production Manager for the 70th CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition (8 - 9 November, Manchester Central) says that the people profession has no choice but to embrace it.
HR has worked hard to build up the Financial Services sector’s reputation for being a great place to work and for those that thrive in a fast-paced, commercially focused and relationship based culture it offers a breadth of experience as well as a chance to push the HR agenda forward in an environment which is demanding more and more of HR’s services and liking them too.
Spending the public purse comes with a great deal of responsibility. But for many that work in HR in the public sector, it is the intellectual stimulus of working in an arena with a complicated framework that is what they love as well and, importantly the feeling of being part of something that really matters.
To work in HR in the telecoms sector you need to be hungry for rapid progress, a fast-moving agenda and a business environment that is highly competitive and always on. Finding the right staff and competing for them is a key challenge. A new generation of leaders also need to be prepared to manage both a new landscape and a workforce that is rapidly changing.
To work as an HR professional in retail you have to love retail itself. HR leaders in the sector say this gives you the necessary focus and commercial outlook to thrive in an industry that is fast-paced, relentless but also fun and passionate.