#Nextchat: HR is Sexy and We Know It!

Is HR sexy?  Is it an attractive field of study for college students?  Do young professionals view HR as a hot, new profession for the 21st century?   The answer to all of these questions is yes.

According to CareerCast, “Employment growth for Human Resources Managers is projected to be a very healthy 21% thru 2020, which is on par with most medical professions, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

Young professionals care about what’s going on in our government and in our world. They know that issues such as healthcare and immigration reform, the skills gap and the “fiscal cliff” are front and center, and many want to join a profession that’s at the critical intersection of it all.

Additionally, young professionals want meaningful work. They like the idea of contributing to a company’s success story by creating strategies to attract the best talent. They want to manage a global employment brand and develop innovative social media campaigns.  Since many have been unemployed -- or underemployed -- for long periods, a career that helps others secure employment, skills training and career development is incredibly worthwhile.

Please join @weknownext at 3 p.m. ET on Dec. 12 for #Nextchat with special guest Justin Angsuwat (@JustinAngsuwat), a human capital consultant for Price Waterhouse Coopers and a member of the SHRM Young Professionals Advisory Committee.  We’ll chat about “Why HR is Sexy and We Know It!”

Q1. What makes the HR profession “sexy” in the 21st century?

Q2. Why is human resources one of the top 3 professions to enter in 2012?

Q3. How can young professionals get into the HR profession and why would they want to?

Q4. How can young professionals make an impact on business through a career in HR?

Q5. Why is HR front and center in Washington right now?

Q6. How does tax, healthcare and immigration reform impact business?  How is HR influential in shaping that policy?

Q7. How will young HR pros change corporate cultures to attract and retain future generations of the workforce?

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