OVERVIEW OF A CAREER IN HUMAN RESOURCES & RECRUITMENT


WORKING IN HUMAN RESOURCES & RECRUITMENT

Working as a Human Resource Generalist

A human resource generalist works across a variety of tasks within focusing on the care and management of the human capital within an organisation. HR generalists will split their time between recruitment, retention, training, promotion, remuneration, health care and social benefits.  Furthermore a HR generalist will be on hand to help guide employees through human resources procedures, answer policy questions, manage benefits, and address related issues and problems.

Given the scope of their role, human resources generalists are often trained across the spectrum of human resources disciplines and take on tasks in all areas of the department. In addition, they ensure that all personnel functions comply with the regulations of state and federal law.  They must be detailed in assessing applicants' qualifications, carrying out background checks, documenting staff complaints and ensuring that the workplace complies with labour standards. Human resources experts use decision-making skills to verify candidates' qualifications and resolve disputes.

Some HR generalists will have more of a focus on recruitment, and their primary task is to source and hire new employees to join the business. They look for candidates who have the skills, training and work experience required for the job and try to ...


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