The Real Definition of HR

wearing hatsYou may be wearing more HR hats than you thought.

The role of Human Resources (HR) is different in every company. Just what does the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) define it? See for yourself below.

Employment and Recruiting

  • Employment Interviews
  • Recruiting
  • Temporary Labor Coordination
  • Pre-employment testing (non-drug)
  • College Recruiting

Training and Development

  • Orientation of New Employees
  • Performance appraisals: management
  • Performance appraisals: non-management
  • Management development & development
  • Skills training – non-management
  • Tuition aid/scholarships
  • Career planning/development
  • Productivity/quality enhancement

Compensation

  • Wage / Salary administration & research
  • Job Description Updating
  • Payroll administration
  • Job evaluations
  • Job analysis
  • Executive compensation
  • Incentive pay plans

Benefits

  • Vacation leave policies & administration
  • Insurance benefits administration
  • Unemployment compensation
  • Retirement plan administration
  • Flexible spending account administration
  • Cafeteria benefits plan administration
  • Profit sharing plan administration
  • Stock plan administration
  • Recreational / social programs
  • Employee Assistance plan / counseling
  • Pre-retirement / retirement planning
  • Relocation services
  • Outplacement services
Employee Relations

  • Disciplinary procedures
  • Exit interviews
  • Complaint procedures
  • Award / recognition programs
  • EEOC compliance / Affirmative Action plans
  • Employee communications / publications
  • Community relations, contributions
  • Suggestion systems
  • Attitude surveys
  • Union / labor relations

Personnel / HR Records

  • Personnel / HR record keeping
  • Promotion, transfer, separation processing

Health and Safety

  • Workers compensation administration
  • Safety inspections / OSHA compliance
  • Safety training
  • Health / wellness programs
  • Drug testing

Strategic Planning

  • Human resource forecasting / planning
  • Organization development
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • International personnel / HR admin