I now have an opportunity to move into HR in a functional time management-related position (Time Evaluation). I'm wondering if this is a good career move.
However, in the long run, I do think that we will see a divide in the fate of HR consultants. Routine areas like payroll and benefits are going to command less rates and be more prone to outsourcing, whereas the more "strategic" aspects of HCM, such as workforce management and succession planning type functionality, are going to be better as a consulting focus. With your technical skills, you might also be a good fit for web-based self-service functionality, another HR sweet spot. So, I like the move, but you'll need to keep your eyes open and keep pushing for strategic skills exposure once you make it.
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