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A Look into HR

Are you considering a job in Human Resources? You may be wondering what different roles HR offers or what exactly goes into working an HR job. Let’s take a look at a few options in the HR field:

Learning & Development

An HR employee overseeing Learning and Development is responsible for uptraining employees in the best practices for their roles. Learning and Development can work with both new and current employees. Often, they train new employees, but they can also continue training for employees where they see a need for more skills training. They work to develop employees’ skills and track engagement to make the company the more efficient it can be!

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 

The HR employee responsible for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion ensures that the company gathers employees from a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences. It is crucial that a company employs people from all walks of life and treats everyone equally. As a DEI HR employee, you would be responsible for monitoring hiring and office dynamics to ensure all are heard and given an equal chance. You will be the driving force behind creating a company culture that fosters inclusion and collaboration.

Benefits

This area of Human Resources is pretty self-explanatory. If you were to specialize in benefits, you would be processing employees’ selected healthcare and 401k plans, as well as disability and life insurance. A Benefits Coordinator will be the contact person for employees that need help navigating or changing their plans. In addition to this, they work with brokers to get the best options for yhe company and employees.

Payroll

HR employees that work in payroll process timecards, PTO, and expenses. Suppose you work in the payroll corner of Human Resources. You will likely be receiving employees’ timecards/expenses, processing the data, and ensuring that everyone gets paid the correct amount on time.

 

Human Resources offers many options, from those that are more business-focused to those that focus on people and interpersonal dynamics. Check out JSG’s current HR position openings at careers.jsginc.com!