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Human Resources Manager

Lead a team to foster a productive and safe work environment for employees.

What's it like to be a Human Resources Manager?

Human Resource (HR) Managers create, manage and coordinate strategies, policies, programs and systems that ensure ongoing suitability of staff within an organisation, as well as concentrating on staff wellbeing.

Human Resources Manager

Tasks and duties

  • Recruit new staff members, managing performance and reviews of current staff, and coordinating learning and development opportunities for individuals and groups within the organisation.
  • Address workplace complaints or conflicts, in addition to organising counselling or support for staff members.
  • Assist with performance management and review staff remuneration as required.
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HR Managers generally lead a team who strive to create a productive, safe and happy workplace for staff and employers.

HR Managers tend to be approachable individuals who have excellent communication skills, with the ability to listen carefully as well as to speak clearly and sensitively.

What can I earn as a Human Resources Manager?

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How to become a Human Resources Manager


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To be an HR Manager in Australia, it is recommended that you have a relevant qualification in human resources. This could be a bachelor or diploma-level qualification.

  1. Undertake a qualification in human resource management, such as a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) or a Diploma in Human Resources Management. These courses will develop skills in industrial relations, talent management, recruitment, diversity and inclusion and effective workplace relationships.
  2. If you wish to undertake further study, consider a Graduate Certificate or Masters degree in the field of human resources.
  3. There are numerous opportunities for HR Managers who wish to develop their careers, such as becoming a human resources director, consultant or advisor.

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Diploma of Human Resources Management

This qualification provides you with the managerial skills needed to conduct and oversee human resource functions within a business.
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Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

This qualification allows you to specialise in all aspects of human resources while also gaining a background in business.

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Bachelor of Arts

This qualification gives you broad skills and knowledge in your chosen area of specialisation to get you started in your career.
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How do Human Resources Managers rate their role?
Average ratings calculated from 80 Human Resources Managers surveyed on SEEK
Work-life balance
3.9
Job satisfaction
4.1
Career progression opportunities
3.7
Job security
4.0
Pay / Salary
3.7
Variety of work
4.3

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Latest Human Resources Manager reviews

Latest reviews from 79 Human Resources Managers surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
HR is both rewarding and challenging but you will see change that you have contributed to.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Business (Human Resources)
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Workforce services
The good things
If you want to make a difference to people's growth and development in the organisation and achieving job satisfaction HR is the area within the organisation that can contribute to this.
The challenges
It can be challenging dealing with a diverse workforce when some have their own agendas that conflict with others and HR strategy.
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May 2021
HRM is the secret sauce to organisational excellence through people
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Employee and Industrial Relations
The good things
This is an exciting and challenging professional role requiring a high degree of skill energy and resilience. You are afforded the opportunity to shape organisational strategy as well as to create inn...
The challenges
HRM is still not as professionally valued as it really should be. But this can change through the excellent work of dedicated HRM professionals and greater cognisance at the C-suite of the need for bo...
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