Human resources (HR) team leaders are in charge of providing effective HR services for their company. They are responsible for providing coaching, developing team development tasks, and implementing company and departmental strategies to increase employee satisfaction. They manage a team of human resources professionals to achieve organizational goals in a timely manner, as well as resolve conflicts within organizational teams. HR team leaders also respond to internal correspondence, review and approve HR initiatives, and help determine distribution channels for HR information. Additionally, they collaborate with upper management in career development programs and conduct evaluations to suggest possible improvements. HR team leaders perform program effectiveness testing, identify deficiencies, and help develop resolutions.
One of the HR team leader's main functions include managing compensation and benefits information for employees. They also research industry trends, advice executives on how to reward and engage the workforce, and stay up to date with changes to compensation and benefits offerings. They actively participate in training sessions as well. HR team leaders generally work full time in an office environment. They report their progress to their department supervisor.
This position generally requires a bachelor's degree in human resources or a similar field. In addition, previous managing experience - as well as additional industry and leadership certifications - may be preferred. HR team leaders must be able to multitask, provide accurate guidance to employees at different levels of the organization, and demonstrate strong leadership skills. They must be highly organized individuals that pay close attention to detail as well.
Human Resources (HR) Team Leader Tasks
Oversee human resources team, including setting policies and mentoring staff.
Ensure compliance to federal and organizational policies.
Oversee hiring, compensation, benefits and employee relations initiatives.
Identify training and development opportunities for all types of staff.
Work with executive leadership to determine hiring needs, address morale problems and set goals.