“HR generalists” are HR professionals who manage a broad range of responsibilities within an organization’s HR function rather than focus on one area of an HR domain (as L&D or talent acquisition professionals do).
HR generalists can wear many hats. One day they are coaches, the next day they are consultants, and then they might serve as administrators. Although historically many of them have entered the profession without deep levels of training, HR generalists frequently have t-shaped skills, i.e., they may have in-depth knowledge in a variety of verticals and contexts over time.
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