Human Resource Representative (HR Representative)
A Human Resource Representative handles all matters that affect the personnel and staffing of a company. They are the buffer between the employee and their employer. They assure both the rights of the employee and the enforcement of company policies as well as oversee areas such benefits and negotiations.
The exact duties of an HR Representative can vary greatly depending on the size and nature of the company they work for. In smaller firms, with limited resources and human resource demand, one or two people could in fact be the entire HR department with responsibility for:
In larger companies, these duties are normally divided between several HR Representatives and very large firms may have individual sections, within the HR department, staffed by personnel who are specialists in specific areas of expertise.
- Developing Strategic Staffing Plans
- Interviewing Potential Employees
- Hiring New Staff
- Overseeing Benefits Programs
- Providing Training
- Determining Employee Disciplinarily Action
- Working To Limit Job Turnover
- Increasing Moral
- Payroll Issues
For most Human Resource Representative positions, you will need at least a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resources, Labor Relations, or a Business Administration Degree. Some of the areas that you will need to focus your studies on may include:
Beyond these basic areas of studies you may want to include a specialized certificate or further degrees in order to enhance your chances of easily finding employment and advancing quickly in the human resource Field.
- Principles of Management
- Industrial Psychology
- Labor Law
- Collective Bargaining
- Performance Appraisal Techniques
- Organizational Structure
- Training And Development
To become a Certified Human Resource Specialist, you will need to attend a specialized workshop and pass a certification exam. These workshops are extremely useful as they not only enhance your qualifications, but also offer an opportunity to develop contacts within the field.
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