Teaching HR highly recommended

But be prepared for heavy workload, warns George Brown College professor
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/22/2013

As a human resources professor at George Brown College in Toronto, Susan Lewis would definitely recommend the teaching profession — and she has no plans to return to her previous role as an HR professional, despite a 25-year career.

“It’s a different level of decision-making that you have (in HR) — and I miss that — but it’s fast-paced. You’ve got to move very, very quickly,” she says.

“On the other hand, we have some wonderful students and it’s so satisfying when you have a class and you know you’ve gotten through and people have talked and participated, and hopefully you’ve gotten them excited about something. So it’s a completely different level of satisfaction.”