What does a Human Resources Manager do?
A Human Resources Manager oversees the performance of department staff, liaises with executives, oversees the recruiting of new employees (including the interviewing and hiring processes) and makes sure that the administrative functions of the organisation are followed. They also manage workplace pensions, employers’ liability insurance and related benefits and bonuses.
Human Resources Manager skills and qualifications
The optimal candidate will have at least three years of experience as a Human Resources Manager, or is someone who has extensive experience in a similar position with easily transferable skills. A successful Human Resources candidate will have various prerequisite skills/qualifications needed for duties including:
- Level 5 Diploma in Business Management and Human Resources, a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience in Human Resources, Organisational Development, Employee Relations or Business
- Leadership skills
- Proficiency in office software and other software suites related to human resources, such as Microsoft Office and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) including PeopleSoft
- Knowledge of compensation strategy, performance management, employee relations, safety practices and talent acquisition — and the ability to apply this information so that it’s compliant with the relevant employment laws
- Capability in creating a healthy work environment that fosters diversity, inclusion and collaboration among employees
- Ability to monitor employee performance through a review process for the entire organisation
Human Resources Manager experience requirements
A great Human Resources Manager candidate should have at least three years experience and should demonstrate their abilities to perform basic duties, such as maintaining employee files, understanding and executing payroll duties, following up on employee issues, handling employee disputes and creating resolutions, and enforcing a code of conduct.
Human Resources Manager education and training requirements
Employers can set their own educational and training requirements in order to attract the right kind of candidate for the role. Some organisations prefer to hire someone who has 5 GCSEs (A*-C) with strong Maths and English along with a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Level 5 Intermediate Diploma in HR Management, or CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in HR Management.
Human Resources Manager salary expectations
According to Indeed Salaries, the average salary for a Human Resources Manager is £42,716 per year. The average salary is dependent on the size of the company and location.
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