Personnel Administration, commonly known as Human Resources or HR, handles a great many issues in the workplace. The primary function is the recruiting selecting and hiring of new employees, but goes way beyond that in most companies. Human Resources is also responsible to see that workplace standards meet legal and ethical criteria, including the manner in which employees are treated by their supervisors. In some companies, HR is responsible for employee training, although this is often done by the department hiring the new employee. HR also administers employee benefits programs and keeps track of sick time and vacations. Employee guides are also created by Human Resources, usually with the assistance of an attorney knowledgeable in personnel law.