What is HR?

October 30, 2014

HR is a commonly used acronym for Human Resources. The people who make up an organisation’s workforce – its human resources – are seen as an asset the organisation, just like its financial, material and other resources. As such, an organisation is more likely to flourish if all said resources are managed well, the HR function in particular enabling them to maximise the contribution of people to the delivery of the organisation’s goals and overall success. There are many different disciplines within HR, as can be seen in the diagram below. Click on the areas of interest and start exploring the world of HR!