Human Resources one of the fastest growing fields
MONTCLAIR, NJ, October 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Feliciano di . Business School Montclair State University took the moment to celebrate Human Resources (HR) Professionals and commend the 805,000 HR professionals in the US* who are at the forefront of the evolving workplace.
“As a former Human Resources professional and professor of Human Resources, I know how important this role is to an organization,” said Dr. Michele Rigolizzo, Assistant Professor of Management at the Feliciano School of Business. “Gone are the days of being solely responsible for hiring the right talent and ensuring they have the benefit package. HR managers/directors play an important role in overall business strategy by asking the right questions and using data-driven evidence to answer them. Organizations that use HR as a strategic partner has a competitive advantage in the market.”
According to SHRM**, the HR field is one of the fastest growing areas, and the employment of HR managers is projected to grow 7% by 2028 which translates to approximately 14,400 job openings projected annually. So, whether you are looking to advance your career in HR or are just starting out, Dr. Rigolizzo shares three tips to help shape your trip:
It’s All About Data –HR professionals are now expected to use data, either as HR analysts, or in partnership with analysts. Therefore, it is very important to have strong analytical skills to help organizations ask the right questions at the right time, namely, What employees do we need to hire now?; How can we help create a positive workplace?; How do we develop fair work practices? If you need to hone your analytical skills, sign up for the HR Analytics program – it will give you an edge over the competition.
Network through Exploration – Don’t get caught in the bubble. Explore other departments, such as customer service or finance. It can deepen your understanding of organizations and give you a new perspective on the present and the future. Explore other HR roles to expand your career possibilities. Reach out to HR managers in different roles or in organizations of different sizes to understand the role of HR in corporate strategy. Connect!
Be Agile and Open to New Ideas – Employee experience is essential for productive and innovative work. We know that employees want to do a good job, so it’s important for HR to dig deep and challenge assumptions. Use data to examine employee experiences and don’t be afraid of their questions – or their answers. Real-life challenges that distract employees, or technology that facilitates good work may be different from yesterday or tomorrow. Finally, it is important for HR to help create an environment where every employees have a voice. To do so, you need to do the work to understand bias and how to help employees at all levels overcome it.
MS in Human Resource Analysis at Montclair State University
While Human Resource Analysis is a relatively new discipline, it is developing at an incredible rate and is quickly becoming an essential competency for Human Resources professionals. Research shows that the global HR analytics market size is valued at USD 2.7 billion by 2021 and is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.3% from 2022 to 2030. Using HR analytics to make data-driven decisions is now critical to monitoring and measuring organizational and employee productivity. The key factors driving the explosive growth of the HR analytics market are the need for efficient use of human resources; reduce operational costs within an organization; and gain real insight into employee behavior.
The STEM-designated Master of Science in Human Resource Analysis program is designed to meet the needs of organizations for optimized talent acquisition, benefits management, and leadership development and blends HR principles with data analysis to provide students with up-to-date functional HR. modern knowledge and tools to solve problems and make the right decisions. The program consists of two stackable certificates in HR Management and Business Analytics, and culminates in a capstone course in Human Resource Analysis, including practicum experience.
Montclair State University
Building on a remarkable history dating back to 1908, Montclair State University is a leading higher education institution in New Jersey. Designated a Research Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the University’s nine colleges and schools serve more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students with more than 300 doctoral, master’s and baccalaureate level programs. Located on a beautiful 252-acre suburban campus just 14 miles from New York City, State of Montclair provide teaching and research resources from major public universities in a supportive, sophisticated and diverse academic environment. For more information about Montclair State University online MBA program, visit https://business.montclair.edu/programs/graduate-programs/online-mba.
* Department of Statistical Resources. USA: number of human resources workers 2025
**Maurer, R. HR Manager Is One of the Promising Careers
***Grand View Research, HR Analysis Market Size & Stock Report
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