Human Development and Family Studies
Section II | Personnel Work (Human Resources)
Nature of the Job
Personnel or human resources professionals are typically responsible for hiring employees and for maintaining a productive work force. This includes responsibilities for training, payroll, labor relations, employee benefits. Sub-categories of careers within this broad domain include specialists in recruitment, training, job development, mediation, and a number of others, as listed below. According to Occupation Outlook Quarterly, Employment Interviewers are among the fastest growing occupations (projected from 1994—2005).
Where You Might Work
Any moderate to large corporation, institution, organization, etc., has a personnel division with a varying number of employees. Jobs are available in nearly every location.
Suggested Areas for Minor/Collateral:
- Substance Abuse Studies
Suggested Internship Sites for HDFS 4314:
Educational settings, hospitals, local businesses—see practicum list and consult practicum instructor.
Sample Job Descriptions/Ads
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