If you enjoy people and helping others in their careers, then Human Resources is for you. HR is a great way to understand a business from the people side of things. Recruiting, for example, is an excellent way to help shape your company’s culture, as you are responsible for scouting the best fit and talent for your organization. What’s a day in the life like for a recent grad working in HR?
Job Title: Associate HR Business Partner Koru program: Koru@zulily Company: zulily Education: Whitman College 2014, Mathematics
What’s a day in the life of someone in HR?
A typical day involves many spreadsheets, as you might imagine, but ultimately my days are pretty varied as I am working on a variety of projects. I usually get into the office around 8 AM and check my email and respond to anything that is important. I might have some meetings to discuss a policy or practice that we are implementing or developing or a team touch base to learn what other people are working on. When I’m at my desk working I am typically looking into our employee data, researching industry trends and practices, writing up SOPs and more.
What do you love about your job?
I love the fast paced environment that I work in and that we are detail oriented and consider the big picture. I enjoy being part of creating a great company. Since we are still new, I get great exposure to elements of the business that I might not otherwise.