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Why Become a Human Resources Coordinator?

April 26, 2019

If you have ever considered working in Human Resources, now is a great time to begin. In today’s highly competitive job market, human resources professionals are always in high demand to help businesses and companies find and retain incredible and reliable staff. If you have a combination of great people and business skills, becoming a human resources coordinator may be a great career choice for you. The points below outline the top reasons why you should consider a career in human resources.

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Broad Tasks and Responsibilities

When choosing a career in human resources, every single day will be different. If you are someone who doesn’t want to sit and work on a single spreadsheet every day for five days, a career in human resources would be a great option for you. As a human resources coordinator, you’ll stay on your toes. For example, one day you may be leading a training session for new staff and the next day you could be researching how a new law or regulation will affect your staff.

Choice of Industry

Remember, every company has some sort of HR department. Whether they have an actual department or the title of human resources coordinator, the business will have someone their staff report to if an issue arises. This means that the options for where you can find work are endless. No matter where your interests lie, you can find work.

Bright Future

Businesses are always growing and will always need help recruiting and maintaining their staff. This is a great incentive for working in human resources. Not only will there always be job options, but if you decide, you have the option of furthering your education to take on upper roles in the department. There is lots of growth that can happen in human resources like moving up to a management role.

Personal Gratification

Do you feel like you are able to anticipate and deal with problems before they arise? If this sounds like you, a career in human resources could be extremely gratifying for you. Some daily tasks as a human resources coordinator include dealing with different types of problems on the go and it takes a specific kind of person who can do this effectively.

Implement Change

A great human resources department can have a massive effect on the corporate culture. As a human resources coordinator you have the opportunity to implement ideas and visions to make the workplace a positive efficient space. This is a ‘lead by example’ type of mentality. Working on a positive team will make the staff who come in every single day happy to be there. Also, working as a human resources coordinator, you are in a position of influence. If you are passionate about what you do, love working with others, and are full of ideas on how to make the workplace better, a career in human resources would be great for you.


As a human resources coordinator, you will have no shortage of human interaction. Some people love working in a cubicle without talking to anyone, while others love working on teams in a collaborative environment. If the ladder speaks to you, you may be on the right track. Getting to work with staff, whether potential or current staff, can be a very rewarding aspect of the job. As a human resources coordinator you get to be there for an employees’ entire journey – which for some, can be very inspiring. Depending on the type of business or company you work for, you’ll get the opportunity to work with a wide-range of people in many different positions in the company. For example, one day you could be dealing with staff in the marketing department and the next day you could be working with the janitorial staff.

Salary Benefits

Of course, before entering any field, it’s important to know how much you could make. As a human resources coordinator the salaries do vary depending on many things such as what type of company you are working for, your education, the province, among other factors. To have a general number, the average salary for a human resources coordinator in Canada is $51,750 a year.

Hopefully the above points have given more insight on whether a career in human resources is for you. Robertson offers a Human Resources Coordinator Diploma Program both online and at the Edmonton and Calgary campuses with start times taken regularly. It is a flexible and great option to jump right in and launch your career in the human resources industry. Reach out to a Student Admissions Advisor today for more information.


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