WHAT DO HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER DO?
Human resource managers are the leaders of a company's human resources team. They coordinate the people who recruit and initially interview new employees. In addition to handling staffing issues, human resource managers work with top executives to set codes of conduct for the company, review ethics policies, oversee disciplinary action, negotiate and review employee benefit policies and insurance, and facilitate conflict resolution between employees.
Human resource managers make sure that their team hires the best and brightest people possible, encouraging and motivating HR staff, and working with employees to make sure they are motivated to work hard and feel safe.
HR managers are familiar with equal opportunity laws, and watchful over sexual harassment policies and any other unfair treatment in the workplace.
HOW MUCH DO HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER MAKE?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that in 2010, human resource managers made a median hourly income of $47.68, or $99,180 annually.
WHAT ARE THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS?
Experience and education is key for this role. Human resources managers usually start out as human resource staff, and show an aptitude for leading employees and managing large projects. A bachelor's degree in human resources or business administration is needed, or similar courses in fields like industrial relations, industrial psychology or business management.
Certification is available, but not required.
JOB SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
- Decision-Making Skills: Human resources managers have to decide on who to hire, what insurance policy to use, how much to offer potential employees and much more.
- Interpersonal Skills: HR managers often speak with employees, team members, contractors, and potential employees. Good listening and speaking skills are key.
- Managerial Skills: HR managers will need to make decisions on where to put staff, watch over their own department's operations and work with other managers to motivate staff.
- Organizational Skills: Human resource managers often tackle multiple projects at once.
- Speaking Skills: HR managers might be called upon to speak to staff or their own team.
THE FUTURE OF HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
Human resource manager jobs will grow at an average rate between 2010 and 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.