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Human resources play a key role in any company; they are are the people who make up the workforce of an organization.

According to, HR is “the department or support systems responsible for personnel sourcing and hiring, applicant tracking, skills development and tracking, benefits administration and compliance with associated government regulations .

A human resources department is a critical component of employee well-being in any business, no matter how small. HR responsibilities include payroll, benefits, hiring, firing, and keeping up to date with state and federal tax laws.

Any mix-up concerning these issues can cause major legal problems for your business, as well as major employee dissatisfaction. But small businesses often don’t have the staff or the budget to properly handle the nitty-gritty details of HR. Because of this, more and more small businesses are beginning to outsource their HR needs.

HR outsourcing services generally fall into four categories: PEOs, BPOs, ASPs or e-services. The terms are used loosely, so a big tip is to know exactly what the outsourcing firm you’re investigating offers, especially when it comes to employee liability.”

There are two ways to work a job as a recruiter. You can either work for an employer as part of the HR department or you could be working in an agency that specialises in finding the right people for various organisations. A career in recruiting requires not only people skills but also an aptitude in sales and marketing.

A profession in Training will include recognizing necessities and developing programmes.

‘Human capital’ is presently seen as the way to business growth, and great bosses are centered around building up the skills and information of their workforce.

Irish Institute of Training and Development

The Irish Institute of Training & Development, founded in 1969, is the non-profit professional body representing members concerned with human resource training and development in Ireland.

Our 1,500+ members work in business, industry, consultancy, voluntary, community, education and the public sector.


The National Recruitment Federation is a voluntary organisation set up to establish and maintain standards and codes of practice for theRecruitment Industry in Ireland.

Representing recruitment agencies throughout the country, NRF Members aim to communicate their commitment to providing quality service by agreeing to abide by a strict Code of Conduct.Founded in 1971, the NRF seeks to provide its members with the best possible service in terms of support, communication, advice sharing and problem solving and in doing so to promote professional competence within the industry. As part of this mission the NRF has inaugurated a formal education programme the Certificate in Recruitment Practice to ensure all new entrants to the industry have a solid ground in legislation, customer service operations and sales to equip the graduates of the programme with the tools and knowledge to provide a quality service to Clients and Candidates alike.

Membership of the NRF is granted only to organisations that meet criteria of excellence (including adherence to the provisions of the Employment Agency Act 1971 and all other relevant Government legislation & amendments) and who agree to abide by the NRF Code of Conduct.

Over the last 40 years the Recruitment Industry has changed beyond all recognition,  the introduction of Faxes, email, job boards and social recruitment have all presented challenges to the fundamentals of how the industry operates. The NRF has supported its members through the adoption of all these new tools each of which have revolutionised the industry in its own way.One of the key roles of the NRF it to promote excellence in recruitment by ensuring all member organisation comply with the NRF’s Code of Conduct which ensures NRF Members deliver a professional service to Job Seekers

NRF also acts as the voice of the industry lobbying at National and European level in relation to legislate changes that impact on the NRF’s members

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