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Human Resources

Human Resources (HR) is the department within a business or organisation that is responsible for managing the company's most valuable asset - its people. It involves the development and implementation of policies, programs, and procedures related to employee recruitment, retention, training, compensation, benefits, and performance management.


HR involves several functions, including recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, and performance management. This process involves ensuring that employees have the necessary skills and training to perform their jobs effectively, and that they are fairly compensated for their work. It also involves maintaining positive relationships with employees and handling any workplace issues or conflicts that may arise.


Those working in HR are important to businesses because they are responsible for managing the company's most valuable asset - its employees. They play a critical role in ensuring that the company attracts, retains, and develops the best talent, which is essential for achieving the organisation's goals and objectives.


Effective HR practices can help businesses stay competitive by creating a positive work environment, improving employee morale and productivity, and reducing employee turnover. Those working in the field are also responsible for ensuring that the company remains compliant with employment laws and regulations, which is critical for maintaining the company's reputation and avoiding legal issues.

|   Roles in Human Resources

Human Resources Assistant, HR Administrator, HR Coordinator, HR Advisor, HR Business Partner, HR Manager, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Recruitment Coordinator, Recruitment Consultant, Recruitment Manager, Learning and Development Coordinator, Learning and Development Advisor, Learning and Development Manager, Organizational Development Consultant, HR Generalist, Compensation and Benefits Analyst, HR Systems Analyst, Employee Relations Specialist, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Talent Management Consultant.

|   Salaries in Human Resources

The salaries for HR roles vary depending on the level of experience and responsibility required for the position. Entry-level HR positions can earn an average salary of £22,000 per year, while those with more experience can earn up to £60,000 per year. Senior HR managers and directors can earn upwards of £100,000 per year. We work closely with our clients to determine the appropriate salary range for each role, ensuring fair compensation for our candidates.

|   How to get into Human Resources

Individuals moving into HR roles come from diverse backgrounds, and often possess a combination of education, work experience, and personal qualities. Some common backgrounds for those moving into HR include psychology, business, sociology, and communication. However, candidates with backgrounds in other fields such as law, education, and social work can also excel in HR roles. Successful HR professionals tend to possess excellent interpersonal skills, strong problem-solving abilities, and a passion for supporting and developing employees.

|   The future of Human Resources

As the nature of work and the workforce continues to evolve, the future of HR will undoubtedly change. However, one thing that will remain constant is the need for skilled professionals to manage and develop a company's workforce. Companies that invest in recruiting and training talented individuals for HR roles are likely to succeed in the long run. At Green Orchard Recruitment, we stay up to date with the latest industry trends and work with our clients to ensure they are prepared for the future of HR.

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