A personnel manager - also known as a human resources (HR) manager - performs a wide variety of tasks related to personnel management, including reviewing employee applications to determine if further action should be taken, performing interviews, and hiring qualified individuals. In some companies, negotiating salaries with new employees is part of the personnel manager's job. They may also analyze which positions in the company require new employees, search for talent, and manage employee files to ensure that they meet all performance goals. When employees need to be terminated, the personnel manager might be in charge of delivering the news to the employee and handling the appropriate paperwork.
The personnel manager may also be tasked with administrative duties such as the administration of employee benefits, as well as act as a mediator when there are disputes between employees. A personnel manager may develop training solutions to be implemented when new technologies are acquired by the company or when performance in certain departments is lacking. Creation of strategies to increase personnel morale might also be required of a personnel manager.
Usually, a bachelor’s degree is required for this position. Adequate experience in the field is usually necessary, as this is not generally an entry-level position. The personnel manager position is usually full time and takes place in an office setting during regular business hours.
Personnel 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.