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HRM CA | 08 May 2014, 10:47 AM Agree 0
Are you a “microscope peerer” or a “helicopter gazer”? Do you thrive on details or look at the big picture? HRM looks at the pros and cons of being a HR specialist or a generalist.
  • Chris | 08 May 2014, 12:45 PM Agree 0
    I have specialized in the talent attraction and acquisition discipline for more than 10 years now (I was a generalist for 10 years prior to that) and I can't imagine leaving my role anytime soon. Excellent recruitment and selection practices are so key to the current and future success of any organization that I've decided to dedicate the remainder of my career to proving that message to hiring managers throughout the vast organization (100,000 employees!) where I work. HR is a wonderful career choice because it offers so many options and you can easily find your niche.
  • Jo-Ann | 08 May 2014, 12:57 PM Agree 0
    I'm a generalist but trying to move into a specialist role. I'm a big picture, strategic thinker but what I miss is "mastery" as Daniel Pink describes in his book "Drive". Being a Jack of all Trades is not always satisfying if you're trying to find meaning in your career.
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