Human Resources (HR) Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Human Resources (HR) Director?

October 2015
"Policy on annual salary increases."
Human Resources (HR) Director:
Have face to face meetings with all the key directors/leaders prior to accepting the position.
October 2015
"Amount of responsibilities I would have to juggle."
Human Resources (HR) Director:
Always be willing to learn new things even if you don't have the necessary experience.
October 2015
"Develop commercial experience outside of HR."
Human Resources (HR) Director:
Develop in depth commercial experience outside of HR e.g. Sales, marketing, finance, operations and try to spend time with different business functions to understand how the business operates.
October 2015
"Public Service."
Human Resources (HR) Director:
Competence, don't compromise on ethics, respect others, be fair, be professional.
October 2015
"Employee programs that were non-existent."
Human Resources (HR) Director:
Find out in detail what programs the company has in place for employee development (i.e. Onboarding, career path, education and training). Do they have a compensation plan in place and if so, do they have a formal job classification and salary range program? What salary surveys are used (e.g. Towers Watson, Mercer, PayScale)? Do they have a formal performance management program and how does it work (i.e. Is it merit or merit and length of service, etc? Do they have a budget for HR programs? Who prepares it and what criteria is used? How much autonomy would you be given to bring in needed programs for employees and how long would approval take?
October 2015
"Summary."
Human Resources (HR) Director:
Pros: I am able to leave if needed. CEO and most stockholders are great to work with. Employees are on the most pleasant.
Cons: One of the stockholder, completely rude and hateful to employees.
November 2015
"Lakeshore."
Human Resources (HR) Director:
Pros: The company culture is family oriented.
Cons: The company is young and going through growing pains.
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