What does a HR Generalist do?

Human resources generalists manage the day-to-day operations of a human resources office and the administration of human resources policies, programs, protocols, and procedures. They recruit and handle staffing logistics and work in organizational and space planning techniques. They are responsible for assisting with performance management and improvement systems where necessary.

Human resources generalists work to ensure regulatory compliance and reporting remain up-to-date; they are tasked with employee orientation, development, and implementing new employee training programs and initiatives. They work in policy development and documentation and assist with relationship management between employees and employers. They originate and lead human resources practices and objectives that provide employee-oriented high-performance cultures and advise company managers on human resources related issues. Human resources generalists need a minimum bachelor's degree in human resources, business, or organizational development. Some positions require specialized training in employment law, compensation, or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

HR Generalist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$3,738 /month
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Not including cash compensation
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Median: $4K
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a hr generalist

When working as a hr generalist, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are PHR, Microsoft Office Suite, Excellent Organizational, Interpersonal and Communication and Powerpoint.

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  • Hr Business Partner

The most common qualifications to become a hr generalist is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.