Almost half of HR professionals enter career 'by chance'
Almost half (45%) of HR practitioners entered the profession "by chance", according to early findings from XpertHR's 2011 research into HR careers.
The interim findings from the research, which is still underway, also highlight the fact that more than four HR practitioners in five (81.6%) did not start out working in HR. However, despite this initial lack of direction towards the profession, four HR practitioners in 10 said that they hold a post-graduate HR-related qualification.
Common motivations for choosing HR included wanting to work with people and the fact that it was a natural progression from previous roles.