Too many people think that human resources is a low-skill role that primarily involves paper pushing and can be done by essentially anyone. Nothing could be further from the truth. The functional area of human resources is no less complex than accounting. There is a mind-numbing list of things that a competent HR professional needs to know about, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act, COBRA, wage and hour rules, affirmative-action programs, worker’s compensation, unemployment hearings, hiring guidelines and termination procedures. It is truly scary.
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