Shane: Hey guys, Shane [phonetic] here for Youniversity TV and it looks like we've come to the right place, so let's check out human resources. Morgan Fraymos [phonetic] is the director of Human Resources. Her job is to carry out administration functions of an organization, but it's much more than that.
Morgan: Human Resources really is the, one, the life cycle of an employee in an organization from the time we hire them to the time they leave. Two is everything else relating to their environment. The third is recognizing them and making sure that they know that we value them as employees.
Shane: Handling administrative tasks and dealing with employee issues can lead to a lot of time in the office, and a lot of time working on the computer.
Morgan: Most of the time I am responding to email, which is more of my work than anything else.
Shane: In addition to the office work, traveling could be part of the job.
Morgan: Well we do go to the career fairs, so we do get to travel a little bit. We do travel throughout the state, primarily throughout the state of Florida to, to recruit.
Shane: In most human resource positions you can expect to work 40 hours a week.
Morgan: My schedule is, basic office schedule, 8 to 5, except I'm usually here still at 7 oclock.
Shane: Once you've got your degree, your next step is to get certified in human resources.
Morgan: I have a 2 year Professional Human Resources Certification through the Society of Human Resources Management. And that requires that every 3 years you recertify.
Shane: Experience in the human resources field is critical. And an internship is highly recommended.
Morgan: I would absolutely encourage any student to get any internship that they can to gain that experience.
Shane: The outlook is good for human resource professionals. They're employed in virtually every industry.
Morgan: I don't think there's any [inaudible] place that you wouldn't have personnel. Even a small business that has an office manager, very often that person becomes the personnel manager, cause that's the person receiving the applications, receiving the employees who's dealing with conflicts.
Shane: The income in the human resources field has a wide range, it can be anywhere between $55,000 to over $100,000 a year. So did that spark some interest? You'll need to be skilled in speaking, writing, and working under pressure.
Morgan: Be always thinking, always thinking ahead 5 to 10 years out, so that they're not always in a reactive mode, and have good planning skills. Interpersonal skills, being able to relate to people, I think is the most critical skill that they can have.
If you have a take-charge attitude and are a people person, maybe Human Resources is a great career fit for you. I'll see you guys next time, cause I've got a lot of paperwork to do.