For employees to work effectively, a company needs an organizational understanding of human behavior as well as economical, technological, and legal knowledge. Human resource management activities include staffing an organization, designing jobs and teams, developing skilled employees, identifying ways to improve employee performance, and rewarding employee success. In the past, human resource personnel focused on administrative functions like managing employee benefits and conducting interviews. Now, human resource professionals balance these responsibilities while discussing strategic planning with top executives. Executives recognize how a human resources team helps to ensure a company’s success.