Human Resources Managers
Job Description

Human resources managers job description include being hired to handle everything from recruiting employees and training them to planning benefits and ensuring that employees receive compensation where due.

It is a big job, and for any company with more than a handful of employees, an HR manager is necessary.

The best HR managers are good communicators who are unbiased, familiar with labor laws, and able to reason with people.

You need to understand what people need and be able to balance it with what the company needs.

You can find different business salary estimates on the Business Degree Salary Table.

Education Required for HR Management

While an accredited Bachelors Degree in human resources and administration can be helpful in finding an entry level job in HR, not everyone wants to work their way up. An advanced degree like a Masters Degree can give you a big leg up in the world of job hunting. It is also a good way to ensure that you find a position as a manager, not just working in human resources in general.

The best classes to take are those in management, administration and human resources. Some other useful classes to take include HR law, organizational communication, accounting and even resume writing.

Who is Hiring?

There are plenty of places to look for human resources manager jobs. Government departments, non-profit organizations, private firms and corporations are all in need of someone to keep their personnel in order. Some positions may require travel between the various head offices of the business.

In larger organizations, it is possible to specialize. Some of the more popular specializations include:

  • HR Coordinators - HR coordinators work with all the various departments and are usually only necessary in large corporations. They coordinate everything between the different HR departments.
  • EMP Benefit Manager - This involves managing everything from health benefits to retirement plans and making sure that they are implemented when necessary.
  • Training Manager - In this position you will oversee the training of new employees, as well as those who have been moved into a new position.
  • Recruitment Specialist - This position requires finding qualified people to join the team of employees and is usually involved in the interviews and analyzing resumes to ensure that the best person for the job is chosen.
  • Occupational Analyst - These analysts work as liaisons between labor unions and the businesses that hire. This job requires plenty of tact and investigation of potential employment violations on the part of the corporations.

Human Resources Managers Certification

Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification is for the HR professional with a Bachelors Degree and two years of experience in a HR department and who is under the guidance of a senior-level HR professional.

Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification is for the HR professional who designs and plans HR policy. You must have a Bachelors Degree and five years of professional HR experience. You must be recertified every three years to make sure you stay current in the HR field.

So, if you enjoy organizing and dealing with people, then one of the human resources managers jobs may be the career for you.