Human Resources (HR) is the department of a company or organization charged with finding, screening, recruiting and training job applicants, as well as the orientation and retention of new employees. Human Resource is also the organizational function that deals with issues related to people such as compensation, performance management, organization development, safety, wellness, benefits, employee motivation, communication, administration and training.
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