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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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The most common salary in AUS for a Human Resources Manager is between $100k and $120k
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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 an Advanced Diploma of Management (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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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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Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources)

This qualification provides you with the skills to lead and make strategic decisions on the human resource activities of an organisation.

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How do Human Resources Managers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 50 Human Resources Managers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.0
Job satisfaction
4.1
Career progression opportunities
3.7
Job security
3.9
Pay / Salary
3.7
Variety of work
4.2

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Oct 2018
Going home at the end of the day knowing you have made a difference to employees and the organisation
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Business
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Human Resources
The good things
The ability to contribute to the organisations vision and strategy by implementing sound initiatives such as leadership development. Being able to drive employee engagement through various means and h...
The challenges
Difficulties in translating the initiatives implementated to the bottom line.
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Oct 2018
Hr manager role can be the meat in the sandwich
Reviewer's Qualification
Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Human Resources
The good things
Hr roles can vary depending on the size of the organisation and the size of the hr team Often the larger the organisation and team the more specific the role Smaller organisations will give a hr pract...
The challenges
Maintaining up to date legal and compliance awards etc knowledge Often being a conduit between management and staff
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Working hours for Human Resources Managers

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What are the job opportunities for Human Resources Managers?

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Projected job growthAlert

National increase over next 5 years *
15.5%
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Source: LMIP. Human Resource Managers

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