At a Glance

What is Human Resource Management?

Converting human capital (employee skills and knowledge) into strategic, sustainable competitive advantages for organizations. Specifically, attracting, selecting, developing, and retaining the best talent to help an organization achieve its strategic goals. 

What Can Human Resource Graduates Do?

Human resource professionals’ main focus is to recruit, develop, and retain the employees of an organization. They maximize an organization’s use of talent by finding and hiring capable employees and providing training and development opportunities. As the bridge between managers and employees, they maintain positive employee relations and improve employee satisfaction, and performance. They also administrate employee benefits and compensation and oversee operations and systems needed to support the people functions of the organization. Professionals may also focus their efforts on the organization as a whole by consulting with upper-level managers to implement changes to leadership or to an organization’s structure, strategy, or culture.

Graduates typically enter an HR Generalist role that supports all these aspects or a specialist role that focuses on one function such as recruiting, onboarding, learning and development, people operations, total rewards, employee relations, etc.