Expense Category
Human Resources

What expense category is human resources?

There is no definitive answer to this question, as the correct expense category for human resources will depend on the specific business and its accounting system. However, some possible expense categories for human resources could include:

Wages and Salaries

This is the most common expense category for human resources, as it includes all the costs associated with paying employees. This could include salary, bonuses, commissions, and other forms of compensation.

Employee Benefits

This expense category includes all the costs associated with providing benefits to employees, such as health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, and retirement plans.

Training and Development

This expense category includes the costs of any training or development programs that are offered to employees. This could include courses, seminars, conferences, and other professional development opportunities.

Recruitment and Hiring

This expense category includes the costs associated with recruiting and hiring new employees. This could include advertising, job fairs, background checks, and other pre-employment screening.

Employee Relations

This expense category includes the costs associated with maintaining positive employee relations. This could include employee events, morale-boosting activities, and other programs designed to keep employees happy and engaged.


There are many other possible expense categories for human resources, depending on the specific needs of the business. Some other possible categories could include employee travel, relocation expenses, and workplace safety.

The information provided in this article does not constitute legal or financial advice and is for general informational purposes only. Please check with an attorney or financial advisor to obtain advice with respect to the content of this article.
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