Human Resources are the people who make up the workforce of an organization, business sector or economy. A human resources department of an organization performs human resource management, overseeing various aspects of employment, such as compliance with labor law and employment standards, administration of employee benefits and some aspects of recruitment.

Depending on the area of specialization, they may assist in planning, the recruitment and selection process, posting job ads, evaluating the performance of employees, organizing resumes and job applications, scheduling interviews and assisting in the process of background check completion. Other areas of specialization may be payroll and benefits administration as well as employee relations involving employee counseling.

Your companies human resources are the most important of all your resources. Without it, all other business resources cannot be managed. They are the lifeline to the organization; their job is to ensure that the business gets the most of its employees. In other words, the human resource department needs to provide a high return on the business’s investment in its people.