Issue: Your skills and interests may favor one of two different types of HR: field or corporate.

Benefit: Recognizing your preferred path (and planning accordingly) is critical to your satisfaction level and your career growth.

Action: Do some soul-searching and self-assessment to identify your best fit.

Field HR or corporate HR: Neither career path is necessarily better; each has its own challenges and rewards. But there are important differences between the two that influence your career direction. Knowing those distinctions is a key step in any HR job move.

What's the difference? Corporate HR is strategic; field HR is tactical. Corporate HR develops the organization's HR policies, direction and goals; field HR is responsible for implementing them successfully. Corporate HR tends to see managers and employees collectively as a group or entity, interacting frequently with company execs; field HR interacts directly every day...(register to read more)

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