In this new series of podcasts, we’re going to look at useful vocabulary for describing different jobs and industries. In the first business vocabulary podcast we are going to listen to Greg, an HR manager, describe his role as a human resources manager.
In particular, we’ll practice a number of common collocations associated with HR and human resources. Collocations, or word partnerships, are words that are commonly used together. By learning and using collocations when you communicate in English, you can make your speech more fluent and understandable.
Greg manages a wide variety of employment programs. Some that he mentions are job evaluations, benefits, promotions, equal opportunity initiatives, and filling job openings.
Because Greg works in a mid-sized company, he is the only HR manager. (Larger companies usually have many HR managers responsible for different areas of managing employee needs.)
He deals with relations between labor and upper management, examines worker grievances, and settles disagreements.