What does a HR Leader do?

Human resources generalists manage the day-to-day operations of a human resources office and the administration of human resources policies, programs, protocols, and procedures. They recruit and handle staffing logistics and work in organizational and space planning techniques. They are responsible for assisting with performance management and improvement systems where necessary.

Human resources generalists work to ensure regulatory compliance and reporting remain up-to-date; they are tasked with employee orientation, development, and implementing new employee training programs and initiatives. They work in policy development and documentation and assist with relationship management between employees and employers. They originate and lead human resources practices and objectives that provide employee-oriented high-performance cultures and advise company managers on human resources related issues. Human resources generalists need a minimum bachelor's degree in human resources, business, or organizational development. Some positions require specialized training in employment law, compensation, or related fields.

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3.8 ★
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3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a HR Leader make?

$79,747 /yr
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HR Leader Career Path

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Human Resources Apprentice
Oct 16, 2020

“Hannah and Rebecca made me feel very comfortable in the interview and gave me great advice for my future career.”

Human Resources
Jun 29, 2021

“The task are really relevant for our career path and working with them is so good.”

Human Resources Internship
Jul 24, 2021

“Was able to have a flexible schedule and also felt that my opinion was very valued.”

Human Resources Intern
Aug 19, 2021

“My coworkers and I shared such an amazing dynamic and it was just the absolutely amazing working with them!”

Human Resources
Jan 15, 2021

“I love [24]7 because they give me a great work flexibility in our understanding of my personal and professional life”

Aug 28, 2019

“There is a lot of room for personal development and initiative to join one of many innovative projects!”

Picton Mahoney Asset ManagementPicton Mahoney Asset Management
Head Of Human Resources
Sep 5, 2019

“oriented and highly entrepreneurial and aims at helping you to build and grow your career.”

Kraft Heinz CompanyKraft Heinz Company
Human Resources
Dec 29, 2020

“Everyone was very helpful and I did not have to be afraid to ask any questions.”

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