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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17,922 Human Resources Jobs & Opportunities
  • Human Resource Manager

    Posted: 22 days ago Dallas, TX, USA

    Maintains and enhances the organization's human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices. Duties: -Maintains the ...

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  • HR Generalist

    Posted: 14 hours ago Pleasanton, CA, USA

    Healthcare organization seeking a contract HR Generalist:This role will be responsible for coordinating and maintaining HR activities, including operations, leave of absences, benefit programs, HRIS ...

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  • Sr. HR Generalist

    Posted: 10 days ago El Cajon, CA, USA

    Under the general direction of the Director of Human Resources, the HR Generalist performance a wide variety of comprehensive duties. The ideal candidate will be highly computer literate with ...

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  • HR Benefits Team Lead

    Posted: 1 month ago Oklahoma City, OK, USA

    Partners with internal HR and other departments to communicate benefits, processes and programs. * Reviews surveys, exit interviews and feedback to drive retention through competitive benefits

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Paycom
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $32,721.00 - $82,033.00
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  • HR Shared Services Director

    Posted: 3 days ago Phoenix, AZ, USA

    The HR Shared Services Director role is a leadership position responsible for managing all aspects of the HR Shared Services (HRSS) organization, for the Americas, as well as supporting the Global ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: MUFG
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $30,793.00 - $70,248.00
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  • Human Resources Coordinator

    Posted: yesterday Riverside, CA, USA

    Human Resources Coordinator Location: Riverside, CA Pay Rate: $17.00-$20.00 (based on experience) Schedule Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00PM Summary: Performs a variety of general personnel/clerical tasks ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Aerotek
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $35,108.00 - $48,273.00
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  • HIRING ASAP!!! HR Recruiter!!!

    Posted: yesterday San Ramon, CA, USA

    NOW HIRING HR RECRUITER in San Ramon!!! Are you looking to join a great company? Do you want to build your HR career? Do you have at least 2 years of past HR and recruiting experience? Must Haves

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Aerotek
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $39,157.00 - $64,330.00
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  • NOW HIRING HR RECRUITER

    Posted: 2 days ago San Ramon, CA, USA

    Now hiring a HR RECRUITER! A family oriented company is looking to add an energetic and lively individual to their HR team . They are looking for someone with some HR experience and full cycle ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Aston Carter
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $39,157.00 - $59,296.00
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  • Human Resources Generalist

    Posted: 3 days ago Lenexa, KS, USA

    Aston Carter is partnering with a client brand new to the KC metro seeking an HR Generalist for their team. This person will be responsible for helping build the team and creating a great culture ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Aston Carter
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $40,121.00 - $55,553.00
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  • HR Assistant

    Posted: yesterday Aurora, CO, USA

    Adecco is currently working with our client in the Aurora, CO area to fill their HR Admin Assistant role. The position essential functions are as follows: Perform special projects and administrative ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Adecco
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    • Salary Annual Range: -
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  • Human Resources Generalist

    Posted: 16 days ago Mission Viejo, CA, USA

    As the Human Resources Generalist for Coast to Coast Commercial, it will be your responsibility to maintain company records for all restaurant employees, help recruit and maintain proper staffing ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Sonic Drive-In
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $55,000.00 - $65,000.00
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  • VP of HR - $300k+ Salary, Extensive Bonus & Equity Package

    Posted: 4 days ago San Diego, CA, USA

    VP of HR - $300k+ Salary, Extensive Bonus & Equity Package Job Title: VP of HR Job Location: San Diego, CA Salary: $300-$350k, 35-40% bonus, equity package Requirements: 10+ years of Sr. HR ...

    • Hiring Company: Cybercoders
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $300,000.00 - $350,000.00
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  • Human Resources Coordinator

    Posted: 16 days ago Oklahoma City, OK, USA

    Human Resources Coordinator A. The HR Coordinator is responsible for providing guidance, support, and coordination in the consistent and effective application of policies, procedures, and practices ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Del Real Foods
    • Salary Type: hourly
    • Salary Annual Range: $32,000.00 - $42,000.00
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  • Chief Human Resources Officer

    Posted: 11 days ago San Mateo, CA, USA

    Human Resources DIST (DEPT) Location: District Office Position Number: TBD Percentage of Full Time: 100% FLSA: Exempt (does not accrue overtime) Months per Year: 12 If other, please specify: Salary ...

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  • Creative Director - UX/UI Design

    Posted: 11 days ago Cleveland, OH, USA

    BA/BS in Interaction Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Design, Anthropology, Psychology, or related field. Masters preferred. * 10+ years of experience in human-centered design with 5+ years ...

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  • Human Resources Specialist

    Posted: 2 days ago San Francisco, CA, USA

    The HR Specialist will administer programs focused on recruiting and onboarding, HRIS maintenance, talent management, benefits, employee and manager coaching and general policy updates. The ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Tides
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $45,071.00 - $66,143.00
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  • Human Resource Assistant

    Posted: 1 month ago Lafayette, LA, USA

    Human Resources Assistant Job Responsibilities: * Supports human resources processes by administering tests, scheduling appointments, conducting orientation, maintaining records and information

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Home Instead
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $24,914.00 - $35,764.00
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  • Director of Human Resources

    Posted: 1 month ago Saint Paul, MN, USA

    Human Resources Appointment: Full-Time, Unlimited Posting Date: May 8, 2020 Application Deadline: June 21, 2020 Salary Range: $76.962 Minimum - $123,143 Maximum DOQ Century College, one of the ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: Century College
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $79,533.00 - $121,073.00
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  • HRIS & Compensation Analyst

    Posted: 8 days ago Yakima, WA, USA

    Join our dynamic HR department and help support our quest for pay equity for all of our employees while ensuring we maintain a competitive approach to compensation. What You'll Do: * Collaborate with ...

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  • Human Resources Generalist

    Posted: 1 month ago Corona, CA, USA

    The HR Generalist reports directly to the Director of Human Resources and is responsible for coordinating human resources functions of the Company with the goal of creating a culture and environment ...

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  • Human Resources Coordinator

    Posted: 1 month ago Corona, CA, USA

    The HR Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Human Resources and is responsible for supporting all areas of Human Resources practices and objectives with a concentration on employee ...

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  • HR Manager - Bilingual

    Posted: yesterday North Ogden, UT, USA

    HR Manager - Bilingual / In-House Recruiter - Ogden, UT PRI is a tenured Executive Recruiting firm with deep experience in placing HR professionals. Currently we have an opportuity to place a Human ...

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  • Human Resources Manager

    Posted: 2 days ago Sedro-Woolley, WA, USA

    Supports human resources operations by maintaining and updating information and records. Duties: * Prepares work to be accomplished by gathering and sorting documents. * Maintains human resources ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: DH Delivery
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $56,775.00 - $82,798.00
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  • HR Director

    Posted: 2 days ago Houston, TX, USA

    Our client near 249 and Beltway 8 is hiring an HR Manager. This would be a starting annual salary of $55,000 - $60,000 depending on your past experience. Hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm ...

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  • HR Assistant I

    Posted: 7 days ago Oakley, CA, USA

    Provides support in functional areas of a human resources department, which may include recruitment and employment, personnel records, employee and/or labor relations, job evaluation, compensation ...

    • Industry: Business
    • Hiring Company: CorTech LLC
    • Salary Type: yearly
    • Salary Annual Range: $35,791.00 - $42,344.00
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