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Get Ahead in Human Resources with Additional Education

Get Ahead in Human Resources with Additional Education

By Margot Carmichael Lester, Monster Contributing Writer

Human resources is a core of any business. What started out as personnel and payroll has evolved into many specialty areas, such as recruitment and retention, compensation and benefits, labor relations, talent development, metrics, immigration and human resources information services.

Building your own expertise within a specialty or as a generalist can make a difference in hiring and promotion. You can develop your credentials and stand out as a human resources professional in three primary ways, that you can read about here.