Employment of human resources generalists (hr generalists) remains stable. As firms transition from hiring in house human resources professionals to outsourcing the work, more hr generalists will be employed by human resources consulting firms. Human resources generalists are responsible for a variety of tasks including hiring and recruitment, inclusion, compliance and benefits administration. Many industries hire human resources generalists, from biotechnology labs to financial services firms to the government. A bachelor’s degree is required for entry-level positions, but a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) is typically preferred and required to advance within the profession.