First-year students majoring in HR Management at Ural State University of Economics visited PricewaterhouseCoopers. The main topic of discussion was their future profession.
Together with Elena Kabanova, a manager of PwC Corporate Services Management Department the students were trying an answer the question "What is a modern HR manager and why does a company require him?" Through collective brainstorming, the students could determine what knowledge and competencies a modern HR specialist should have and what to do in order to become a real seasoned professional.
PwC is an international company and its business processes are different from those of local or regional companies. Through the example of PwC, Elena told the students about different specializations in HR areas: planning and recruitment, marketing and employer brand promotion, adaptation and motivation of personnel, and training.
"I am genuinely pleased that among the key competencies of an HR-manager, the students named one of the core competencies of PwC staff: knowledge and understanding of processes occurring in the world, country and business, readiness and ability to apply this knowledge in practice. This means that now the students are looking at themselves and their future profession as a part of modern society and are ready to change it for the better. And I'm sure that they will succeed," Elena Kabanova says.
Meetings and training sessions with students mastering the Human Resource Management program and specialists of PwC are held for some years now. They are organized with the assistance of the Division of Interaction with Employers at the USUE Department of HR Management.