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What is Human Resources Management?

Every organization has people, which means every organization needs Human Resources (HR) professionals. HR helps manage and develop the people in an organization. Sometimes called "Personnel" or "Talent Management," HR is the function in charge of an organization's employees, which includes finding and hiring employees, helping them grow and learn in the organization, and managing the process when an employee leaves. Human Resources takes care of people from the time they're interested in the organization to long after they leave.

Typical HR responsibilities are focused in major areas such as recruiting and staffing, compensation and benefits, training and learning, labor and employee relations, and organization development. Most HR professionals have experience in one or more of these specialty areas. These areas all deal with helping employees in an organization perform more effectively and satisfactorily on the job.

(Source - Vault Online Career Library, 9/07)

US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Related Career Titles

Training Development Specialist

HR Manager


Employment Services Manager

Employment and Placement Specialist

Employment Interviewer

Benefits Specialists

Interviewing Clerk

Human Resource Generalist

Job and Occupational Analyst

Compensation and Job Analysis Specialists

Employee Training Specialist

Salary Administrative Assistant

Training and Development Manager

Benefits Counselor

Human Resources Assistant

Staff Development Assistant

EPA Coordinator

Credentials Verification Assistant

Personnel Analyst

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Related Major Skills




Team Player/Leader


Effective Listening

Conflict Resolution



Public speaking




Stress Management


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Job Search Resources

HR Connections [Canada]

HR Job Net


HR Staffers

HR World

HRM Jobs

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Candid Career Videos

Occupational Outlook Handbook

O*NET OnLine

NC Tower

HRM website - Cameron School of Business

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Professional Association Links

(organizations to which professionals in the industry belong)

Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

American Society for Training &Development

World at Work

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