Human Resources Law and Legal Definition

Human resources refer to the human labor, the physical abilities, and mental abilities that produce the goods and services of businesses.

In a business, human resources is the management of people employed by the business.

In a business, a human resources management specialist:

enroll and interview employees, advising on hiring decisions in accordance with policies and requirements of the management;

provide training to enhance employee skills; and

develop compensation plans and incentive programs to motivate employees.