‘You’re doing what?’

As HR profession expands, so do HR-related roles
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/30/2010

From executive compensation to organizational effectiveness to employment standards, HR is a vast, expanding field with plenty to offer.

But the current job market is challenging as the economy slowly recovers — so some HR professionals are stepping beyond the traditional roles of HR to test other waters related to their interests.

“You might start out in HR but you could end up in operations, counselling, God knows what, because the knowledge and skills you acquire in HR, you can utilize in any kind of position,” says Sarah Gayer, owner of HR consulting firm Sare and Associates in Toronto.