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HR Professionals more ambitious than the average UK worker

Credit to you guys! As HR professionals, you’re per this nationwide survey more ambitious than the average UK worker. 83% of HR people consider themselves to be ambitious. And so you should be. Because nobody is going to get you where you want to be other than yourself. The good news doesn’t end there either. HR professionals apparently have greater job satisfaction than most. 69% of respondents rate their working lives as either good or excellent.

So, what’s driving this ambition? Well it depends on the individual. Where do you want to be in five years’ time? Don’t just think about your career. Think about your life and what you want it to look like. Money is a key driver, but so is time. What good is a fancy job title when you’re trapped in a corporate bubble, unable to spend more time doing the things you love with the people you love?

Interestingly, more than half of the HR people surveyed would take a pay hit to work in a more diverse and engaging environment. It’s not hard to see why. People often get into HR because they love working with people, and understand the value they hold for an organisation. The HR Dept’s Licensees get their fill of
this every day through their work with small and medium sized businesses.

Understanding what motivates you will help you plot your course for the journey ahead. Whether it’s to escape the corporate world, build a business to be proud of, work with dynamic small businesses or to forge new relationships, The HR Dept can help. If you have the right experience and qualifications, your future could be with our network. Get in touch to find out more.