Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Human Resources

Human Resources: General Questions Answered

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Want basic information about human resources including a definition? Career planning, a career outlook and more? I've answered some of the questions about human resources that I receive most frequently in my email. I trust the responses to these human resources questions will be useful to you, too.

What Does a Human Resources Professional Do?

The following are job descriptions for commonly found positions in Human Resources employment. Take a look and see if you can use these samples to assist you in developing your own job description or those of your staff.

HR Questions About Degrees and Credentials

HR Questions About Jobs and Careers

Human Resources: Questions about Related Popular Topics

Need to know the latest about employment laws? It's a quickly changing topic with which you will want to constantly stay in touch.

How can I redesign our performance management system? (review, appraisal, evaluation) process redesign and development?

Performance appraisals are disappearing in favor of a more employee-oriented, customized performance management system that focuses your managers' energy on setting goals and employee development. Find out all about it. You may want to change your system.

Need a sample policy or form that you can use as an example when you devise your own forms and policies for use within your company. These HR sample policies are prime, effective examples.

If you're committed to employee development, you'll want to take a look at all of the articles in the HR training section. You'll find everything from employee onboarding to needs assessment, on-the-job training and more.

When recruiting, selecting, staffing and hiring, pick the smartest person you can find. You want talented employees who fit your culture. Your recruitment strategies are critical in attracting these people. Retention of your best employees starts with your recruiting, staffing and hiring strategies, policies and procedures. Recruiting, testing, selection and staffing are the focus of these resources. 

How to conduct a safe, legal interview that also enables you to select the best candidate for your open positions is important. The interview is one of the significant factors in hiring. Perhaps the traditional interview is accorded too much power in selection. Learn more interviewing tips and interviewing techniques to make your interviews a powerful tool and process to evaluate candidates.

Learn how to select the best employees for your open positions. Selection and evaluation techniques are explored that help you pick among qualified candidates. Employee selection and employee evaluation processes are critical to hiring a superior staff. Learn to improve your hiring practices.

Find the latest information about setting salaries, paying employees, using salary as a tool for the motivation of and retention of employees.

The right benefits package can help you attract and retain talented employees. Your benefits package can cost up to thirty-five percent of an employee’'s salary. Make sure that your benefits are serving your organization's best interests in attracting and retaining key employees.

Need to Find a Specific Human Resources Topic?

How can I find out if a particular topic is covered in the HR section? The easiest way to determine if your topic is covered is to use the Search Box in the upper right-hand corner of each page. Search on the topic about which you seek information. You can also scroll through the topics listed in the left- hand column.