A human resources (HR) manager oversees policies, procedures and compliance relating to employees for their organization. They ensure all human resources activities are in compliance with local, state and federal laws, as well as implement and oversee programs related to employee benefits and initiatives. Insurance programs, flexible work arrangement programs, maternity leave, open enrollment programs, and vacation and sick leave benefits are overseen by the human resources manager as well. These managers make recommendations on potential policy changes to ensure their company offers a competitive package of salary and benefits to employees; they also help implement any approved changes. They also ensure that their workplace is accommodating and free of harassment, handling any complaints in accordance with company policy and any relevant laws. Additionally, human resources managers oversee the work of a team of human resources personnel, offering guidance, training and discipline as needed.
The minimum educational requirement for this position generally includes a bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Previous experience in human resources is typically needed as well. Human resources managers should also have excellent leadership, multitasking and problem-solving skills. These professionals usually
work in an office environment during regular business hours, although some travel to field sites and other company locations may be required.
Human Resources (HR) Manager Tasks
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.
Plan, manage and coordinate all human resources initiatives; recruitment, compensation, benefits, training and employee relations of an organization.
Advise and coach managers on HR policies and programs including employee relations issues.
Manage daily departmental operations, business planning and budget development of HR programs.