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
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

HR Generalist Salaries

Average Base Pay

£38,428 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£25K
Median: £38K
£58K
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HR Generalist Career Path

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Read what HR Generalist professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
RHPRHP
Human Resources Apprentice
16 Oct 2020

“Hannah and Rebecca made me feel very comfortable in the interview and gave me great advice for my future career.”

NeoDoctoNeoDocto
Human Resources
29 Jun 2021

“The task are really relevant for our career path and working with them is so good.”

RiseRise
Human Resources Internship
24 Jul 2021

“Was able to have a flexible schedule and also felt that my opinion was very valued.”

AllPeople
Human Resources Intern
19 Aug 2021

“My coworkers and I shared such an amazing dynamic and it was just the absolutely amazing working with them!”

[24]7.ai[24]7.ai
Human Resources
15 Jan 2021

“I love [24]7 because they give me a great work flexibility in our understanding of my personal and professional life”

TomTomTomTom
HR-adviseur
28 Aug 2019

“There is a lot of room for personal development and initiative to join one of many innovative projects!”

Picton Mahoney Asset ManagementPicton Mahoney Asset Management
Head Of Human Resources
5 Sep 2019

“oriented and highly entrepreneurial and aims at helping you to build and grow your career.”

Kraft Heinz CompanyKraft Heinz Company
Human Resources
29 Dec 2020

“Everyone was very helpful and I did not have to be afraid to ask any questions.”

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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.

The most similar professions to hr generalist are:
  • HR Assistant
  • HR Manager
  • HR Consultant
  • 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.