When you go for your interview be clear about what you are doing now and
what is expected of you in the new role.
If you get a chance to tell about what you do correctly, the interviewers will get
a good opinion about your abilities.
For other aspects of HR (other than recruitment) browse through key functions like
Pay roll,Statutory requirements, Legal frame work, Training, Performance review,
Exit Interviews, Social Welfare etc. You can politely say that you have the concepts and can take up the
responsibilities. For questions, browse in Cite HR and Internet in each of these topics.
I have answered similar queries earlier. I hope these will help you
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HR job is not only conducting interview and appointment of new persons in company( as generally assumed) , but it is a small part of the whole other responsibilities and functionalities that one has to to in this profile. HR in any company or sector is the KEY link between management and employee. All decisions related to employees are linked with this profile. A strong or effective HR will be the key factor in progress and success of any industry. Specialization is required at certain level depending on industry but the basic requirement remains same. HR as a general, has same job responsibilities across globe and industry or sector. It is not limited to any one company. All HR professionals are expected to perform certain duties that fall under their KRA. Their job responsibilities include :-
a) Recruitment :-The success of recruiters and employment specialists generally is measured by the number of positions they fill and the time it takes to fill those positions.
b) Compensation and Benefits :- The most important and responsible KRA. HR functions include setting compensation structures and evaluating competitive pay practices.
c) Employee Relations:- The main reason for an HR department in any organisation is to maintain a healthy relationship between employee and management. It is the duty of HR to ensure communicate within both.
d) Safety :- Workplace safety is an important factor. employers have an obligation to provide a safe working environment for employees. One of the main functions of HR is to support workplace safety
e) Compliance :- Compliance with labor and employment laws applicable to the organisation is a critical HR function. Noncompliance can result in workplace complaints based on unfair employment practices, unsafe working conditions and general dissatisfaction with working conditions that can affect productivity and ultimately, profitability.
f) Training and Development:- Employers must provide employees with the tools necessary for their success which, in many cases, means giving new employees extensive orientation training to help them transition into a new organizational culture.
An HR understand and assesses the need for an employee training for growth of employee and company.
Companies now have specialized person for each of these duties, based on the number of employees and size of organization.