As many people ask themselves waaaat they should do for work of in life in general, waat wants to make finding answers to these questions easier. Waat’s purpose is to offer information about what kinds of professions there are in the world, What people actually do in these professions, and how they like what they do.


FOR high-schoolers and STUDENTS, waat would like to make them to pay attention to two things - to think about the actual daily work they would be doing in a few years (not only about what it would be like to study, that’ll last a while). ALSO, it’s important to think what you would actually enjoy doing. disliking something 8 hours/day sounds insane!


NEW DATA WILL BE ADDED ALL THE TIME, the eventual purpose being covering all possible professions from cleaners to cheese sculptors to politicians. In case you have any questions of feedback about waat, please contact waatmail@gmail.com.

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Johanna, HR Specialist
Finland
Education
Master, Organizational studies
Yearly salary (€)
35000-45000
In profession since
2013
Weekly hours
35-40

Could you describe your job in short?

My responsibilities are to ensure that the payroll gets the payroll input in time and that all new employees have signed work contracts and agreements. My responsibilities also include ensuring that employee benefits are distributed according to the company policy.

What do you do on average work day?

I enter the new employee data into the system and create employment contracts, I send reports to managers and BHR, I update salaries and contact payroll, I update employee benefits files, I update qualifications. I need to remember different collaborative agreements in order to perform my work well. I also order ID cards and distribute them to the employees.

What do you love about your job?

I get to see different collaborative agreements, I can advance my knowledge in HR systems, I get positive feedback from employees.

What are the worst parts of your job?

Lack of contact with employees, very basic and repetitive tasks and limited advancement opportunities.

What are the most important skills in your job?

Accuracy Collaboration Critical thinking Customer service Honesty

What are the most important tools/softwares in your job?

Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Sympa HR

How do you acquire and develop these skills?

Practice and double-checking, always asking, basic customer service training, take tasks that you don't know how to do and then ask for help

What does your work week include?

1.0h

Meetings / Group work

15.0h

Emails

19.0h

Independent work

3.0h

Breaks

0.0h

Travel

0.0h

Events