William R. Tracey, in The Human Resources Glossary , defines human resources as "the people that staff and operate an organization", in contrast to the financial and material resources of an organization.
The human resources function within an organization oversees issues relating to employees such as compensation, hiring, performance management, and training. A human resource is a single person or employee within your organization. Every small business must manage their employees, from everyday assignments to long-term growth. This task includes evaluations, government responsibilities, and health and safety issues.
Check the Chamber of Commerce Members Directory for a listing of local Human Resources businesses.