Leslie Rubero

What You Need To Know About Working In HR

As an HR professional, many outsiders and employees may not know much about the job besides seeing you as they are hired, fired, or involved in a work issue. There is so much that goes into the title of human resources, and if you are interested in learning more about the role or are thinking of getting into the career then stay tuned because I’m going to explain the job of an HR representative and what it will entail for you! 

A strong human resources department, individual, or team can really lay the groundwork for a great organization as a whole. The basic definition of HR involves the handling of employee and employer relations. This is truly a vast realm to be discovered and an lead to a lot of smaller roles throughout a company. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that HR specialists handle employee relations, payroll, benefits and training. They also recruit, screen, interview and place workers.1 But Mochnacz says the role goes far beyond the “steps” of employment. “If an employee has an issue with their manager, we’re here to help. If someone needs to better understand their health coverage, that’s where we come in.”

As a HR professional, you will need to have good communication skills, the ability to get to know people and distinguish their skills and talents, be able to multitask, and have a good grasp of the big picture. You will be in charge of making sure that the vision of the company is upheld from the start of an employee’s hiring to any issues that arise in the workplace. It is a job that many individuals being to tailor to their specific talents as well. Meaning if you are a very organized person who loves to create systems, you may take charge of that role in your company. HR is a big responsibility but one that the professional can thrive in if they have the skills to tackle it. 

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