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.
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.
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
- 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.
- If you wish to undertake further study, consider an Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources).
- 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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