Human resources generalists typically serve as go-betweens for workers and management, relaying information between the two groups and ensuring smooth operation of a business. These business professionals help companies hire new talent, monitor practices within a business that might need changing and help implement those changes in company policy.
Though some human resources generalists perform typical HR duties relating to payroll, benefits and training, most take more of a management role, supervising staff and evaluating how company policies affect everyone within the organization from the bottom to the top. This job requires strong leadership and computer skills, and though a bachelor's degree is required, a master's degree in the field is typically preferred by businesses who need these types of skills. According to PayScale.com the median average salary for an HR generalist runs about $49,692, as of September 2015.