Human resources (HR) generalists are mid-level human resources professionals who generally know a lot about a wide range of human resource-related tasks and information. HR generalists oversee day-to-day human resources tasks. They usually report to an HR manager or an HR director. In small businesses, HR generalists' jobs may overlap with that of an HR manager or director. Any type of human resource professional is extremely important in keeping a positive working environment for employees, therefore, there is a human resources department in almost every corporation in the world. Because every HR generalists' job is different, there are various requirements depending on the workplace and on what the company needs. Often though, a HR generalists are required to have a college degree and work experience in business, communications, management or a related field. Also, HR generalists are usually required to have some prior human resources experience. They often act as liaisons between the employees and management to answer any questions having to do with company policies, practices and regulations. They also have to verify and maintain documents relating to any human resource activities such as staffing, training, and performance evaluations.
Human Resources (HR) Generalist Tasks
- Guide managers in recruiting and employee relations.
- Administer employee compensation, training and benefit programs.
- Acts as liaison between employee and management to answer questions or concerns regarding company policies, practices and regulations.
- Process, verify and maintain documentation relating to HR activities such as staffing, training and performance evaluations.