You might hire an HR generalist to:

  • Maintain records and administer benefits and payroll
  • Perform compliance-oriented duties such as tax reporting

  • Select the human resource information system (HRIS) to be used in the department

  • Assist in employee recruitment

  • Help monitor staff performance

  • Consult with senior management on succession planning

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills
Familiarity with HR software or comfortability learning new systems
Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, ethics, and cultural awareness
Resourceful mindset
Familiarity with HR policies and systems
Familiarity with national HR laws and regulations