Human Resource Reflection

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Introduction
As a child helping my father’s workplace by handing out employee handbooks or benefits packets I didn’t understand what Human Resources was or that I would, when grown, pursuing a career in this field. After switching my major I graduated back in 2011 with a degree in Business Management with a focus in Human Resources and Organizational Development. Immediately, upon graduation I joined the Human Resource field and I have been here ever since. When reviewing the positions I have held the past seven years against the ten HR Functions in the, Fundamentals of Human Resource Management – Sixth Edition (2016) by Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhart and Wright, I found the majority of my work experience in human resources has fallen within three of the ten functions; employee relations, personnel policies, and employee data and information systems. I will focus on these three functions and illustrate through my personal work experiences relates directly to these HR functions.
Employee Relations
As with any Human Resource position each of the five positions I’ve held; Human Resource Assistance, Onboard Specialist, HR Generalist, HR Operations Advisor, and HR Coordinator have had a major focus in employee relations. Even though my professional experiences have been within the entry-level to mid-levels of Human Resources I have held the primary responsibility of maintaining positive employee relations (Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhart, & Wright, 2016, p.10). I have worked in both
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