Personnel/ HR Management: What you need to know

On the most basic level, HR is involved in recruiting, hiring, employment conditions, employee assistance and counseling, benefits, compensation, training, discipline, firing--just about anything that involves employees and their working lives. There are some general areas of responsibility that characterize most HR departments, which include:
• Employee and labor relations--Equal employment opportunity compliance, dispute resolution, union efforts, negotiations and arbitration, employee communications
• Staffing--Forecasting, recruitment and selection, hiring, orientation, retention, performance management, discipline and termination
• Performance -- Helping supervisors assess an employee's specific and overall performance, and documenting performance accurately
• Benefits--Health insurance, workers' compensation plans, pension, profit-sharing, and 401(k) plans, other retirement benefits, work and family programs, vacations, leaves of absence
• Compensation--Wage and salary programs, job classifications, performance appraisals, salary surveys, incentive and bonus programs
• Training and development--Management training, supervisory and nonsupervisory training, skills-based training, team-building, career development, organizational development
• Compliance--Keeping track of state and federal employment law and requirements, and keeping managers and supervisors informed of what they need to do
• Recordkeeping--Maintaining accurate records to help prove your compliance with government recordkeeping and reporting requirements, as well as to defend your decisions on such matters as hiring, discipline, and compensation
• Planning--Strategic planning, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, succession ...

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