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HR Flowcharts

Human resources are those who make up the workforce of some particular organization, economy or business sector. The "human capital" term may be understood as a synonym to the "human resources’" one. But at the same time, “human capital” one usually refers to a narrower view such as the knowledge the individuals embody as well as the economic growth. Some other terms that sometimes may be used instead of the “human resources” one include "talent", "manpower", "labor", "people" or "personnel".

Any human-resources, or HR, department of some organization is expected to perform human resource management, overseeing different aspects of employment (e.g., compliance with labor law and some of the employment standards), some aspects of dismissal and recruitment, as well as an administration of the employees’ benefits.

Any human resources manager is known to be in charge for determining the work-related needs of the staff, using temporary staff or hiring employees in order to fill such needs, recruiting and training the best employees, supervise their work, managing employees’ relations, payrolls, benefits and compensations, preparing employees’ personal policies and records, ensuring high performance, ensuring equal opportunities for all the employees, dealing with discrimination and other performance issues. Ensuring that human resources practices conform to the regulations and pushing the employees' motivation so they achieve more within their organization, HR managers might find the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software a useful tool for making the needed HR-related drawings.

The HR Flowcharts solution can be used while creating the HR-related drawings in the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and drawing software, providing with a comprehensive collection of human resources themed icons, connectors, and images from the available stencil libraries, helping illustrating flowcharts, infographics and workflow diagrams.

Using this solution for mapping the HR-related management processes on every phase of human resource management, including the hiring process, the process of recruitment, payroll systems and human resource development, the HR managers, same as many other managers, such as the project ones, may achieve more in their work spending less time on their tasks.

There are 7 libraries containing 387 objects in the HR Flowcharts solution.

Design Elements — HR Department

Design Elements Human Resources Flowcharts — Department

Design Elements — HR Professions

Design Elements Human Resources Flowcharts — Professions

Design Elements — HR Steps

Design Elements Human Resources Flowcharts — Steps

Design Elements — HR Symbols

Design Elements Human Resources Flowcharts — Symbols

Design Elements — HR Workflow

Design Elements Human Resources Flowcharts — Workflow

Design Elements — HR Flowchart

Design Elements Human Resources Flowcharts — Flowchart

Design Elements — HR Arrows

Design Elements Human Resources Flowcharts — Arrows


There are a few samples that you see on this page which were created in the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM application by using the HR Flowcharts solution. Some of the solution's capabilities as well as the professional results which you can achieve are all demonstrated here on this page.

All source documents are vector graphic documents which are always available for modifying, reviewing and/or converting to many different formats, such as MS PowerPoint, PDF file, MS Visio, and many other graphic ones from the ConceptDraw Solution Park or ConceptDraw STORE. The HR Flowcharts solution is available to all ConceptDraw DIAGRAM users to get installed and used while working in the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and drawing software.

Example 1: Human Resource Management — Competency Based Management

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the HR Symbols and HR Arrows libraries from the HR Flowcharts solution. An experienced user spent 15 minutes creating this sample.

This diagram shows all the processes that come within the human resource management circle of competency. As you can see, it's a lot of work - ConceptDraw can simplify the process through the HR Flowchart solution.

Human Resource Management — Competency Based Management

Example 2: Electronic Human Resources

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the HR Department and HR Flowchart libraries from the HR Flowcharts solution. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating this sample.

Human resources doesn't just involve humans - this diagram shows the electronic and software processes associated with HR. The large selection of clipart available allows you to illustrate all processes with appropriate graphics.

Electronic Human Resources

Example 3: Human Resource Development — Onboarding Model

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the HR Symbols and HR Arrows libraries from the HR Flowcharts solution. An experienced user spent 15 minutes creating this sample.

This sample shows the effectiveness of clean, straight lines with well spaced subject areas. It promotes human resource development, and charts the process of integration used between new employees and the workforce.

Human Resource Development

Example 4: Human Resources Flowchart — Talent Management Process

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the HR Workflow and HR Arrows libraries from the HR Flowcharts solution. An experienced user spent 15 minutes creating this sample.

This flowchart demonstrates the variety of diagrams available. If you have a process that is repeated, such as a hiring process, a circle flowchart is the ideal method to visualize this.

Hiring Process

Example 5: Human Resources Flowchart — UK Labour Market Categories

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the HR Flowcharts and HR Professions libraries from the HR Flowcharts solution. An experienced user spent 20 minutes creating this sample.

This is the standardized notation form of flowchart that is most commonly used. It demonstrates the kind of questions that any adult worker must answer to make themselves ready for recruitment. HR icons and symbols serve to emphasise the steps and decisions.

Human Resources Flowchart for Recruitment


HR Flowcharts Solution for macOS X

HR Flowcharts Solution for Microsoft Windows

What I Need to Get Started

After ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is installed, the HR Flowcharts solution can be purchased either from the Management area of ConceptDraw STORE itself or from our online store. Thus, you will be able to use the HR Flowcharts solution straight after.

HR Flowcharts Solution - Buy

How to install

First of all, make sure that both ConceptDraw STORE and ConceptDraw DIAGRAM applications are downloaded and installed on your computer. Next, install the HR Flowcharts solution from the ConceptDraw STORE to use it in the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM application.

HR Flowcharts Solution - Install

Start using

Start using the HR Flowcharts solution to make the professionally looking business planning diagrams by adding the design elements taken from the stencil libraries and editing the pre-made examples that can be found there.

HR Flowcharts Solution - Start using

HR Flowcharting

Human resources is the term given to the people who make up the employee workforce of an organization or company. It was initially used simply as a synonym for manpower or labour; latterly, with the advent of globalization, a cottage industry has grown regarding human resource strategy, as a way of enhancing business value through management of the workforce.

The idea of human resource management (HRM, or HR) has its roots in the human relations movement of the early 20th century. Initially, the theory was applied more towards transactional processes, such as the administration of payments, holidays and benefits. Soon the focus would turn directly to the labor force, and the idea of workplace productivity began to take importance. A gradual change in HR policy meant that workers began to be view less as cogs in a machine, subject to unrealistic production demands, and more like an asset to the company, who can be trained and rewarded in order to provide even greater productivity in their work.

In modern times, the importance of HRM has been fully accepted and integrated into working life, to the point where the HR department of a business will often be one of the largest divisions in the company. At a macro-level, HR is responsible for leadership strategies and workplace culture, adhering to labor laws, health and safety, and security. On a more individual basis, they will deal with worker grievances, performance reports, and all steps of the hiring process.

This emphasis on employee satisfaction and training is not just an altruistic notion; it has become something of a necessity due to the changing manner in which we do business. Companies have realised that constantly replacing a workforce is costly, inefficient and time-consuming — it's much more preferable to retain employee talent and knowledge, with a lower employee turnover. Business has changed in a global sense too — companies regularly trade internationally, with a wide range of partners, across different customs, cultures, and laws. As such, the modern HR department will find itself involved in the strategy behind mergers and acquisitions, diversity and inclusion, and industrial and labor relations.

It can be said that human resource management has four basic functions — staffing, training and development, motivation, and maintenance. The points below show some of the processes involved with each function.


  • Recruitment
  • Interviewing
  • HR networking
  • Job descriptions
  • Turnover reduction
  • Requisition management
  • Employment branding
  • Candidate screening and assessment
  • Recruitment scheduling
  • Employment events management

Human Resource Management

Example 1. Human Resource Management

Training and Development

  • Employee training
  • Talent development
  • Learning event management
  • Performance management
  • Succession planning
  • Employee financial education
  • Career planning


  • Payroll
  • Benefits determination
  • Health planning
  • Retirement planning
  • Employee compensation planning
  • Total rewards management
  • Wellness planning and maintenance


  • Employee tax payment
  • Time sheets
  • Safety records
  • Leave forms
  • Insurance payment
  • Absence management
  • Claims and appeals management
  • Personal financial planning
  • Employees' dependents verification
  • HR reporting
  • Flexible spending account administration
  • Employee records management
  • Employee life events management

Human Resource Development

Example 2. Human Resource Development

With such a large and varied workload, it can be useful for an HR manager to design and create business process maps, that illustrate a specific process within the company. These can take the form of flowcharts, infographics or workflow diagrams. Specific diagrams work better with certain processes — for instance a flowchart acts a solution to a given problem; each step of the solution is represented by a box, from which multiple connections can flow dependent on the decision made at that step. An infographic is used as a graphical representation of data or knowledge, and act upon the human visual capability of spotting patterns and trends. All aspects of HR management can be mapped with their use, from macro to micro level — the versatility of flowcharts mean that one can be used to chart data flow through the payroll software system, or a more esoteric diagram can show HR management response and strategy in a given situation.

The advantages of business process mapping are numerous. They can be used as a plan, to try and stop initial mistakes with implementation; you see processes as part of a bigger picture, and can adapt them for certain scenarios; it can help you eliminate unnecessary steps, or speed up/automate parts of the process. Presenting data in visual form creates a unified message or strategy, and allows for easy distribution amongst team members.

Human Resources Flowchart

Example 3. Human Resources Flowchart

With the new HR Flowcharts solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM, all these diagramming options and advantages are available to you. A comprehensive selection of predesigned vector stencils libraries allow you to create eye-catching infographics relating to any human resource management process. Also included are standardized flowchart notation symbols, meaning your diagrams will be relevant and understood by all business associates. We try to make things easy for you at ConceptDraw, so you will also find flowchart and workflow templates inside the solution to help you get started with your own design. Using the HR Flowcharts solution, you can create professional looking HRM business process diagrams in a matter of moments.