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Human Resources Generalist



Human Resources Generalist are responsible for the main HR duties including recruitment, development, and employment of staff for companies.



What responsibilities will I have?

  • Responsible for recruiting and staffing logistics as well as organizational and space planning
  • Coordinates performance management and improvement systems
  • Manages organization development while also maintaining employment and compliance to regulatory concerns and reporting
  • Liaise with both human resources managers and line managers to undertake or assist with specific initiatives, projects and assignments
  • Focus on employee orientation, development, and training
  • Develops policy and documentation and maintains employee relations
  • Administrate compensation and benefits throughout the company and maintains employee safety, welfare, wellness and health, while focusing on employee services and counseling
  • Attend community, state and school related career fairs to recruit potential candidates for the company
  • Develop, post and manage company job postings


What education and training is required?

A bachelor’s degree in human resources or agricultural business.


To pursue a career as a Human Resources Generalist:

The following high school courses are recommended:  agricultural education and mathematics.


Typical Employers:

Employed by food production companies, equipment sales companies, chemical companies, co-ops, seed production companies, retail businesses, animal health companies, and financial services companies.


Future Job Market/Outlook:

The future outlook for Human Resources Generalist is projected to be excellent.


Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations:

  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • National Human Resources Association
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers
  • Professionals In Human Resources Association
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