Functions of HR

The human resource department is undisputedly one of the most important departments in any business. However, apart from approaching the HRs when we have work trouble, very few of us understand what the HR department is all about. There are specific characteristics that we should have to become an excellent human resource manager. Some of those qualities include assertiveness, professionalism and critical thinking. All these qualities are put into performing functions such as;

Hiring Staff

When help is needed in the office, our HR department is responsible for holding interviews and vetting the applicants to pick out the most eligible persons. Apart from bringing people into the company, HR is also responsible for sending someone on their merry way after we have been fired from the company. There are some documents stored in the human resource’s office that we are supposed to sign before and after leaving a company. It is because of the documents that the HR department is so involved in the hiring or firing of staff.

Employer-Employee Relations

The HR department is always the in-between between employers and employees. Apart from the documents that we sign during the hiring process, the office acts as an intermediary. In case the employers wish to communicate some information to us, the employees, the message goes through HR. The vice-versa also happens if we want to pass on a message to the bosses. Also, the HR department exists to bridge the gap between employees and the employers. In case there is a problem between the two, the human resource director sorts it out.


In case a work accident occurs, a company must compensate me for my injuries, the HR department handles the workers compensation claims. After assessment of the damage by professional, a compensation equivalent to the damage will be presented to me. Also, when there is a holiday of the company wants to reward us, the Human Resource department is responsible for setting up the bonuses. To do this sufficiently, the job is usually given to people who know all the workers and that description fits the HR office perfectly.


There are so many things that go on in a company or corporation and the rules and regulations governing the company might change. If any of that happens, we in the HR department are the first people to know and hence we start reinforcing the new rules and laws. Such practices ensure that the company we work for is both up to