What is Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management works with the most important resource of the organization i.e. its employees, to maximize their performance. Human Resources department spot, recruit and train best talent for the organization and strive to retain excellent resources for productive tenures with the organization. HR department does balancing act of managing governing labor laws, collective bargaining on one hand and improving labor relations and organization culture at other.
Important functions of Human Resources
- Job design and analysis,
- Workforce planning,
- Recruitment and selection
- Training and development
- performance management
- Legal issues around employment
List of Human Resource Occupations
Recruiters lead recruitment efforts of the organization. Recruiters place advertisements for open positions, scan talent sources for finding talent, screen candidates. Once candidates are shortlisting Managers recruiters work with candidates till candidate joins the firm. Recruiters often have work experience in the field they are hiring.
$58,350/yr, $28.86/hr, Growth 9%
Executive recruiters or headhunters, look for individuals to fill senior executive positions. Executive recruiters know their industries well enough to be able to convince prospects, who are often employed at other companies, to come work for a competitor or a different corporation. Executive recruiters interview candidates for skill and cultural fit, presenting the perfect candidates to the corporation seeking to employ them.
$82,582/yr, $40.85/hr, Growth 9%
Labor Relations Specialist
Labor Relations Specialists resolve disputes between workers and managers, negotiate collective bargaining agreements, or coordinate grievance procedures to handle employee complaints. Labor relations specialists must be experts in local, state and federal labor issues so that they can draft labor contracts that adhere to the laws and politics of labor. A labor relations specialist also is a representative for the company in any legal action and sometimes public relations.
$60,930/yr, $30.14/hr, Growth 2%
Human Resource Specialist
Human resources Specialist draft HR policies, employment structures, benefits issues, performance incentives. They also handle other human resources work, such as managing employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training.
$58,350/yr, $28.06/hr, Growth 5%
Training and Development Specialist
Training and development specialists plan and administer programs that train employees and improve their skills and knowledge. They organize orientation sessions for new employees, training sessions for all employees, personal development courses and any other in-person training that employees require to build their careers.
$58,210/yr, $27.99/hr, Growth 7%
Compensation and Benefits Specialist
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists conduct an organization’s compensation and benefits programs. They also evaluate position descriptions to determine details such as a person’s classification and salary. Compensation and benefits managers stay updated on industry level pay and perks, match what employees demand with the company’s budgetary constraints.
$60,850/yr, $29.26/hr, Growth 4%
All the positions listed above are entry-level positions. Experienced qualified associates are promoted to the managerial positions.
Universities offering Human Resource Management
- Cornell University – ILR School – Human Resource Studies
- Michigan State University – School of Human Resources and Labor Relations
- The Ohio State University – Fisher College of Business – Master of Human Resource Management
- The University of Georgia – Master of Education in Human Resources and Organizational Development
- Xavier school of Management – India
- The University of Sydney – Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations