25/04/2015

Five Growing Human Resources Specialties




1- Compensation and Benefits Managers 

These HR workers develop, implement and administer a company’s rewards and benefits policies, including salaries, bonuses, pensions, life insurance and sometimes medical insurance packages. 

2- Training and Development Specialists 

These HR specialists conduct and supervise training and development programs for employees. This specialty is splintering into even more specialized human resources jobs, such as organizational development consultant and training and development manager. In general, a training and development specialist will work with training managers and employee supervisors to develop performance improvement measures, conduct orientation sessions, and arrange on-the-job training to help employees maintain and improve their job skills. 

3- Employment, Recruitment and Placement Specialists 

Also called recruiters, these specialists recruit and place workers. They may travel to job fairs and college campuses to find promising job applicants. 

4- Human Resources Information System Analysts 

Professionals in this area coordinate communicate and implement changes to the HR information systems. 

5- Employee Assistance Plan Managers 

Sometimes called employee welfare managers, manager of work and family programs or work-life managers, these HR professionals oversee programs to enhance employee safety and wellness and improve work-life balance. They may manage occupational safety and health standards and practices, health and physical fitness plans, medical examinations, flextime programs, food service and recreational activities, childcare and elder-care programs, and counseling services.