Human Resources

Human resources encompasses both the people who work for an organization or company as well as the main department responsible for managing all matters related to employees. The human resources department is collectively one of the most valuable resources in any business. Human resource management is a term used to describe the management and development of employees in a company. Human resources is also sometimes called personnel or talent management, or people operations. The human resource department oversees all things related to managing an organization’s human capital. Human resource management involves developing and administering programs that are designed to increase the effectiveness of an organization or business. It includes the entire spectrum of creating, managing, and cultivating the employer-employee relationship. (Source: HumanResourcesEDU)

Example Job: Human Resources Manager

Hiring Company Examples

  • Amazon
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Chevron
  • Danaher
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Electric
  • IBM
  • Land O’ Lakes
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Republic Services
  • T-Mobile

Job Description

The HR department is responsible for the strength and engagement of a business’s workforce. HR employees manage everything from recruitment and hiring of new employees to compensation, negotiations, and employee separations. They also act as an important bridge between company employees and company leaders, mediating workplace conflicts, ensuring compliance with employment law and regulations and working with executives on long-term strategic planning.

Typical Qualifications

  • Developing and administering human resources plans and procedures that relate to company personnel
  • Planning, organizing, and controlling the activities and actions of the HR department
  • Contributing to the development of HR department goals, objectives, and systems
  • Supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts
  • Overseeing recruitment efforts for all personnel, including writing and developing job descriptions
  • Supporting organizational alignment and restructuring efforts
  • Recommending new policies, approaches, and procedures
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