In-Demand Jobs in 2023
1. HR Director
Similar titles: Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief People Officer, Head of Talent Management
If you’re interested in the wonderful world of HR, becoming an HR Director might be a great career path for you.
HR Directors are typically in charge of the organisation’s HR and L&D departments as well as developing and executing the overarching HR strategy, particularly in financial planning, talent acquisition, and employee engagement.
Whether you want to step up in your current HR career or make the switch to the people profession, you may want to consider enrolling on an online professional CIPD qualification before leaving your old role behind. CIPD qualifications can give you the knowledge, skills and credentials you need to land an HR Director role - or at least a mid to senior role that will help you make you way there - all while you learn on your own time, at your own pace!
2. Diversity and Inclusion Manager
Staying in line with the HR theme, if you’re someone who wants to support innovative and progressive initiatives to improve diversity, equity and inclusion strategies in the organisation, then becoming a D&I Manager may be the perfect role for you.
You’ll be in charge of designing company policies that reinforce diversity at work and how to address the various levels of harassment while still managing to protect minority groups. You’ll also train hiring managers on how to attract, manage, and retain diverse employees.
If you’re not sure whether you have the correct skillset , as mentioned above, a professional CIPD HR qualification (with us, for example!) is a great place to start to get you on track.
3. Talent Acquisition Specialist
Similar titles: Talent Acquisition Manager, Delivery Consultant, Recruiter
If you’re a people person who loves to interact and engage new and potential talent for your organisation, you may want to consider a role as a Talent Acquisition Specialist.
In this role, you’ll focus on long-term HR and L&D strategies to attract, interview, hire and onboard employees within the organisation with an aim to find the ideal matches for your company’s long-term goals.
Organisations know that they need to rely on their employees to play a key role in their success, and Talent Acquisition Specialists know how to get the right people in the right roles.