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What is the difference between the Human Resources Administrator and Human Resources Generalist?


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August 22, 2008 6:53PM

In today's world, and in many companies - there is NO difference. Much like many titles, it really essentially depends on what your company wants you to do. Many HR "coordinators" are also "administrators", it is easy enough to tie the two together. Essentially, a coordinator is one who coordinates between a group of people and/or departments, and an administrator ensures that all functions according to set company standards, or practices. Regardless, both are in administration, and more often that not, "coordinator" and "administrator" are dolled-up words for "assistant".