Career Paths Within Human Resources Management

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Week Three Assignment: Career paths in the field of Human Resources Management
Sheldon McCartney
American Public University System
Professor Leslie Weatherly
Human Resource Management- HRMT 407
October 25, 2015

This study shows the career paths within human resources. It gives an overview of each human resource specialty by explaining in detail of possible duties conducted. It also discusses the strategic human resource planning conducted by a recruiting and selection specialist, training and development specialist, and compensation and benefit manager. Each specialist may conduct his or her duties separately or may cover all areas depending on the size of the organization.

According to the Reference of Business (2015), human resource management (HRM), or human resource development, entails planning, implementing, and managing recruitment, as well as selection, training, career, and organizational development initiatives within an organization. As you can see there are multiple functions within the area of human resources. In these function mentioned above can also create different career paths depending on the size of the organization. A smaller company may have an individual covering every function. A larger company may break it down into different specialties. Reference of Business (2015), states the structure of HRM departments differs according to the type and size of the organization that they serve. But many large organizations (including…
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