Human Resources (HR)

Human Resources (HR)

Updated 19 March 2021

Written by the WikiJob Team

Human Resources (HR) is a term used to describe the department of a company concerned with employing and recruiting new employees, looking after the welfare of current employees and ensuring that a firm's personnel (their human resources) are being used effectively.

More specifically Human Resources departments look after:

  • Selection
  • Training and Development
  • Performance Evaluation and Management
  • Promotions
  • Redundancy
  • Industrial and Employee Relations
  • Record keeping of all personal data
  • Compensation, pensions, bonuses etc in liaison with Payroll
  • Confidential advice to internal 'customers' in relation to problems at work
  • Career development

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