Human resource directors have many different roles and responsibilities in many different organizations. These directors can head up several departments and put in place someone to manage them. They are strategic partners, and proponents for the company and for the people who work for the company. They also have the responsibility of dealing with the day-to-day problems and complaints from their employees, employee benefits, payroll and employee paperwork. They ensure employees' adherence to policies and procedures. They also make sure that programs are consistently administered and aligned with organizational goals, have compliance with professional standards, and meet state and federal regulatory requirements and laws. HR directors also oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development of HR programs. They also plan, direct, and manage all human resource initiatives, such as recruitment, compensation, benefits, training and employee relations of an organization. They are in charge of hiring, training, coaching, salary and benefits, team building, and leadership.
To work in this field, a bachelor's degree is required and a master's degree may be necessary for high level positions. HR directors typically major in human resources or business administration. Having specialized certification and experience is always beneficial to any director. One should have interpersonal, managerial, organizational and computer skills.
Human Resources (HR) Director Tasks
- Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development of HR programs.
- Plan, direct and manages all human resources initiatives; recruitment, compensation, benefits, training and employee relations of an organization.
- Ensure policies, procedures and HR programs are consistently administered, aligned with organizational goals and are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements and laws.