Human Resources Job Overview and Description

The demand for human resources professionals is, on average, higher than the national job growth average for all other professions. Companies are likely to outsource human resource functions to organizations that provide these services, rather than employing their own specialists. According to the BLS, human resource jobs are projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026.


What are Human Resources jobs?

Human resource specialists are responsible for recruiting, screening, interviewing, and placing workers. They also handle tasks related to employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training.


Human Resources job overview?

Human resource workers typically work in an office environment, either in an HR department or for company that handles human resource functions. Some workers, particularly recruitment specialists, travel extensively to attend job fairs, visit college campuses, and meet with applicants. Most workers work full-time during regular business hours.


What are the different types of Human Resources jobs?

  • Human Resource Generalist. These workers handle all aspects of resource work, including recruitment, employee relations, compensation, benefits, training, as well as the administration of human resource policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Recruitment Specialist. Also known as personal recruiters, or head hunters. They find, screen and interview applicants for job openings.
  • Human Resource Manager. Plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization.

What type of education do you need for a Human Resources job?

A bachelor’s degree will at least be needed for applicants applying for entry level positions. Those who pursue a master’s in human relations will have the best advantage when applying to jobs.

Certification is voluntary for managers, but some employers may prefer applicants with certification, and it may enhance advancement opportunities.


What is a typical salary for Human Resources jobs?

The median annual wage for human resource managers is around $110,120. For specialists, the median annual wage is around $60,350.


What are the job requirements for Human Resources jobs?

Having good interpersonal, communication and decision-making skills is essential for human resource workers. Specialists must be able to communicate to potential applicants and review their qualifications effectively. Their job may require them to make decisions to resolve employee disputes.

Managers should have good leadership and speaking skills in addition to excellent communication, interpersonal, and decision-making skills. Employment for careers related to leisure and hospitality is expected to grow slowly over the next few years.


Where can you find a Human Resources job listing?

You can search for a human resource job listing through websites like CareerBuilder, Monster, Indeed, SimplyHired, and JobsInEachState.com. You can also check your local papers or do a general web search for your area for human resource jobs.

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26,257 Human Resources Jobs & Opportunities
  • HR Clerk

    Posted: 7 days ago Tulare, CA, USA

    Volt Workforce Solutions is in search of an experienced HR Clerk who will be responsible for applying business knowledge and human resources expertise for a large, reputable company here in the ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Volt
    • Salary Type: hourly
    • Salary Annual Range: $30,000.00 - $30,000.00
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  • Part Time Human Resources Specialist

    Posted: 9 days ago Santa Fe Springs, CA, USA

    Volt has partnered with a leading apparel distribution company in Santa Fe Springs to help identify an HR Specialist for immediate hire. Position will start out part time but may lead to full time. ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Volt
    • Salary Type: hourly
    • Salary Annual Range: $46,000.00 - $50,000.00
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  • Business Based HR Consultant III

    Posted: 7 days ago Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Manages the delivery of HR solutions based on direction set by HRBP's with client groups. * Investigates and helps to resolve employee relations issues and complaints. * Works collaboratively with ...

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  • HR Coordinator

    Posted: 12 days ago Denver, CO, USA

    Job Summary This position reports directly to the HR Manager with oversight from the Director of HR. Job involves facilitating activities from candidate acceptance to candidate start date to ensure a ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: MGA Homecare
    • Salary Type: hourly
    • Salary Annual Range: $28,000.00 - $32,000.00
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  • HR Generalist

    Posted: 12 days ago Brighton, CO, USA

    Transwest is in need of a Human Resources Generalist to be responsible for every area of human resources, included but not limited to: human resources, legal preparations, unemployment , legal ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Transwest
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $47,585.00 - $65,887.00
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  • Human Resources Generalist

    Posted: 4 days ago Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Fulltime HR Generalist needed to provide professional level assistance to the HR Director in key functional areas including recruitment/onboarding, benefits administration, workers' compensation ...

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  • Deputy

    Posted: 24 days ago Des Moines, IA, USA

    CLOSING DATE: 09/04/20 03:00 PM DEPARTMENT: Sheriff's Office LOCATION: Sheriff Field Headquarters, 6023 NE 14th St., Des Moines HOURS: TBD SALARY: $61,044 - $78,843 Annually BARGAINING UNIT

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  • HR Coordinator

    Posted: 6 days ago Salinas, CA, USA

    Allied Universal is currently seeking a HR Coordinator to be the primary contact for branch management for all general human resources questions, benefit issues, orientation, resolution of payroll ...

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  • Human Resources Generalist

    Posted: 13 hours ago Oklahoma City, OK, USA

    Human Resources Generalist Oklahoma City, OK Currently seeking an HR Generalist for a large and growing company in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelors Degree, PHR or ...

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  • Bilingual HR Business Partner - Located in Tampa, Orlando or Miami area

    Posted: 1 month ago Tampa, FL, USA

    Key Job Activities: 1) Interpret and assists in developing human resources policies and procedures for consistency, compliance and efficiency. 2) Oversees talent management initiatives, including ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Stericycle
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $58,548.00 - $92,004.00
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  • Loan Jr. HR Coordinator

    Posted: 10 days ago Rocklin, CA, USA

    Position: Jr. HR Coordinator Location: Rocklin, CA Job Id: 1693 # of Openings: 1 TEMPORARY POSITION Primary Job: The JR HR Coordinator is responsible for being a resource to our company and our ...

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  • HR GENERALIST (92551)

    Posted: 12 hours ago Moreno Valley, CA, USA

    The HR Generalist will provide hands on support to our Associates, Leads, Supervisors, Managers and Sr Managers. The role is critical in executing our people objectives, providing great exceptional ...

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  • Generalist, Human Resources

    Posted: 3 months ago Plano, TX, USA

    The Human Resources (HR) Generalist is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with HR management in supporting designated geographic regions. This ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: U.S. Renal Care
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $44,310.00 - $70,697.00
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  • Customer Success Manager, HR Compensation Products

    Posted: 23 days ago San Jose, CA, USA

    Customer Success Manager, HR Compensation Products Job Overview Rewards Solutions, a segment of Aon's Human Capital Solutions, is hiring a seasoned Custom Success Manager who is passionate about ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Aon
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $56,680.00 - $122,081.00
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  • HR Analyst - Severance, Organization Management & Data Audits

    Posted: 3 days ago Hershey, PA, USA

    Work with HR Analyst - Incentives and Equity for the submission of equity proration adjustments to Fidelity. * Responsible for project management/process optimization for large scale reductions in ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: HersheyCareers
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $37,159.00 - $72,958.00
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  • App Analyst II - Human Resources

    Posted: 6 months ago Irving, TX, USA

    Description The Application Analyst II - Human Resources provides support for assigned Human Resource systems with an advanced understanding of Infor and its related third party business applications ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: CHRISTUS Health
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $42,522.00 - $85,533.00
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  • HR Generalist

    Posted: 12 days ago Kelso, WA, USA

    The Human Resource department positions itself to partner the business and support key focus areas directly aligned to the organization and business strategy. The Human Resources Generalist supports ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Cowlitz 911
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $61,600.00 - $61,600.00
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  • Human Resources Generalist

    Posted: 6 months ago Tulsa, OK, USA

    As a member of the HR Team, this role serves on the HR front lines in support of the business. This position is actively involved with assisting and supporting the management team to build ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Valmont
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $41,254.00 - $57,121.00
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  • Human Resources Intern- Career Development Program

    Posted: 3 days ago San Antonio, TX, USA

    After the completion of the 10-week summer internship and upon selection for the HR Career Development Program, you will enter into a two-year program consisting of three eight-month rotations. The ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: USAA
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $26,155.00 - $43,743.00
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  • Human Resources Generalist

    Posted: 12 days ago Altadena, CA, USA

    We are looking for a highly organized, efficient professional to provide human resources support for a team of about 150 for MonteCedro located in Altadena, CA as the team member currently in the ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: MonteCedro
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $68,000.00 - $80,000.00
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  • Human Resources Leave Specialist

    Posted: 3 days ago Hillsboro, OR, USA

    Kelly Services is seeking a HUMAN RESOURCES LEAVE SPECIALIST for with a well-known West Coast credit union. We are specifically looking for candidates who have California leave experience , however ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Kelly Services
    • Salary Type: hourly
    • Salary Annual Range: $60,000.00 - $80,000.00
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  • Regional Human Resources Manager

    Posted: 7 days ago Kent, WA, USA

    Manages the day-to-day HR actions in the designated area of the business, maintains positive employee relations and may provide additional support to Sr HR Managers as needed. Role Description ï ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Kelly Services
    • Salary Type: hourly
    • Salary Annual Range: $100,000.00 - $110,000.00
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  • Human Resources Generalist

    Posted: 2 months ago Benicia, CA, USA

    Schedules and facilitates HR trainings regarding Company systems, performance and compensation evaluation reviews, compliance trainings and Company programs. * Documents and tracks the employee ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Flatiron
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $48,784.00 - $67,548.00
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  • HR Business Partner Blingual Spanish

    Posted: 1 month ago Commerce, CA, USA

    The HR Business Partner role partners with our Sr. Manager HRBP and supports the Store Support Center and Distribution Center. As the HR Business Partner, you will support the performance, coaching ...

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  • National Director of Human Resources

    Posted: 5 days ago Burbank, CA, USA

    We are seeking a director with a national or global HR company experience. This role will partner closely with executives, regional management, and employees on all things people-related such as ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: DirectedLINK
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $160,000.00 - $240,000.00
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