Human resources

Human resources is a department within an organization that is focused on actions pertaining to employees. These actions include the following:

  • Recruiting
  • Interviewing
  • Hiring
  • New employee orientation
  • Performance appraisal
  • Employee training
  • Employee coaching
  • Employee retention programs
  • Employee benefit programs
  • Succession planning
  • Union negotiations
  • Terminations

Human resources is an essential company function when the core strength of a business is the productivity and resourcefulness of its employees. The department is also useful for protecting a business from labor law issues and related concerns involving employees.

Related Courses

Coaching and Mentoring 
Effective Employee Training 
Employee Onboarding 
Human Resources Education Bundle 
Human Resources Guidebook 
Performance Appraisals 
Recruiting and Hiring 
Succession Planning