Human resource administration is the management of the overall employment experience of people working at an organization. In many companies, a team of human resources professionals is responsible for implementing effective workforce management and employee development.
An HR administrator is responsible for a wide range of duties, including payroll and compensation, recruiting and staffing, performance and training, labor relations, administering employment benefits and organizational development. An HR administrator works closely with managers and employees to resolve employee issues, review performance appraisals, administer compensation program, enforce corporate policies and procedures, oversee organizational growth and facilitate internal investigations as needed. Sample job titles for people employed as HR administrators include human resource manager, talent manager, hiring manager, corporate recruiter, corporate trainer, compensation administrator, payroll clerk and benefits supervisor, among others.
Effective human resource professionals often have a bachelor’s degree in business, management, human resource development or communication. These programs feature courses in labor management, effective communication, organizational behavior, leadership, group dynamics, economics, personnel administration, accounting, motivation and work behavior, measuring performance, needs assessments and organizational decision-making. Senior leadership positions often require a master’s degree in business administration, labor relations, human resource administration or organizational developmen