Human Resources
Job Description

Human resources job description for a human resources generalist.

The human resources job function may vary from company to company and according to different job levels but the standard human resources activities and responsibilities for the majority of HR positions are clearly outlined in this sample job description.

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General Purpose

To effectively manage the human resources of an organization to optimize productivity, profitability and employee satisfaction.

Main Job Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities

  • plan and manage recruitment and selection of staff
  • plan and conduct new employee orientation
  • identify and manage training and development needs for employees
  • develop and implement human resources policies and  procedures
  • administer HR policies and procedures
  • administer compensation and benefits
  • ensure compensation and benefits are in line with company policies and legislation
  • benchmark compensation and benefits
  • support annual salary review
  • implement and monitor performance management system
  • handle employee complaints, grievances and disputes
  • administer employee discipline processes
  • conduct exit interviews
  • review and update employee rules and regulations
  • maintain the human resource information system and
    employee database
  • coordinate employee safety, welfare and wellness
  • maintain knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting HR functions

Education, Qualifications and Experience

  • degree or diploma in human resources management, business administration or equivalent
  • generalist human resources experience
  • knowledge of the principles and practices of HR management
  • knowledge of business principles
  • knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations
  • knowledge of relevant software

Key Skills and Competencies

  • organizing and planning
  • problem analysis and problem solving
  • judgment skills
  • critical thinking skills
  • communication skills
  • presentation skills
  • integrity
  • coaching skills
  • persuasive ability
  • adaptability

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Latest Update - Human Resources Job Salary

According to the average salary for Human Resources Generalist job postings on the site is $58,100 per year as of March 2023.

A Human Resources Manager averages $70,300 and a HR Coordinator averages $50,000 per year.

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