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Candidates need a combination of education and several years of related work experience to become a human resources manager. Although a bachelor’s degree is sufficient for most positions, some jobs require a master’s degree. Candidates should have strong interpersonal skills.Education
Human resources managers usually need a bachelor’s degree. There are bachelor’s degree programs in human resources. Alternatively, candidates may complete a bachelor’s degree in another field, such as finance, business management, education, or information technology. Courses in subjects such as conflict management or industrial psychology may be helpful.
Some higher-level jobs require a master’s degree in human resources, labor relations, or business administration (MBA).Work Experience in a Related Occupation
To demonstrate abilities in organizing, directing, and leading others, related work experience is essential for human resources managers. Some managers start out as human resources specialists or labor relations specialists. Others gain management experience in a variety of fields.
Management positions typically require an understanding of human resources programs, such as compensation and benefits plans; human resources software; and federal, state, and local employment laws.Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations
Although certification is voluntary, it can show professional expertise and credibility and may enhance advancement opportunities. Many employers prefer to hire certified candidates, and some positions may require certification. The Society for Human Resource Management, Human Resource Certification Institute, WorldatWork, and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans are among many professional associations that offer a variety of certification programs.Important Qualities
Decisionmaking skills. Human resources managers must be able to balance the strengths and weaknesses of different options and decide the best course of action. Many of their decisions have a significant impact on workers or operations, such as deciding whether to hire an employee.
Interpersonal skills. Human resources managers need strong interpersonal skills because they regularly interact with people. They often collaborate on teams and must develop positive working relationships with their colleagues.
Leadership skills. Human resources managers must be able to direct a staff and oversee the operations of their department. They must coordinate work activities and ensure that workers in the department complete their duties and fulfill their responsibilities.
Organizational skills. Organizational skills are essential for human resources managers. They must be able to prioritize tasks and manage several projects at once.
Speaking skills. Human resources managers rely on strong speaking skills to give presentations and direct their staff. They must clearly communicate information and instructions to their staff and other employees.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|User Acquisition Director||Disney Online||Palo Alto, CA||Aug 28, 2015||$217,600|
|Acquisitions Director||DRA Advisors LLC||Miami, FL||Sep 16, 2016||$200,000|
|Director, Mergers & Acquisitions (Latin America In||Three Ocean Partners, LLC||New York, NY||Feb 15, 2015||$200,000|
|User Acquisition Director||Disney Online||Palo Alto, CA||Nov 27, 2015||$194,700|
|User Acquisition Director||Disney Online||Palo Alto, CA||Jul 13, 2014||$187,200|
|Director, Talent Success||Accela, Inc.||San Ramon, CA||Aug 31, 2015||$185,000|
|Director of Acquisition||Citibank, N.A.||Islandia, NY||Nov 07, 2011||$180,000|
|Senior Director, Talent Acquisition||Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.||Las Vegas, NV||Apr 14, 2014||$180,000|
|Director of Mergers, Acquisitions & Licensing||Bayer Healthcare LLC||NJ||Jul 21, 2016||$178,000|
|Director, Mergers & Acquisitions (Latin America In||Three Ocean Partners, LLC||New York, NY||Feb 15, 2015||$175,000|
|Director, Global Talent Acquisition||Medidata Solutions Inc.||New York, NY||Oct 31, 2016||$175,000|
|Director, Mergers and Acquisitions (Latin American Investments)||Three Ocean Partners||New York, NY||Apr 30, 2015||$175,000|
|Director-Talent Acquisition||Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.||Las Vegas, NV||Apr 30, 2012||$175,000|
|Director Worldwide Talent Acquisition||Idexx Laboratories, Inc.||Westbrook, ME||Dec 01, 2015||$170,000 -
|Director, Mergers and Acquisitions||Bristol-Myers Squibb Company||Princeton, NJ||Mar 23, 2015||$158,431|
|Director-Talent Acquisition||Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited||Edison, NJ||Apr 19, 2016||$151,590|
|Mergers & Acquisitions Director||Airport Shoppes, Corp.||Miami, FL||Sep 01, 2014||$150,000|
|Director, Mobile User Acquisition||News America Marketing In-Store, L.L.C.||San Francisco, CA||Jun 09, 2016||$150,000|
|Director of Mergers and Acquisitions||Midmark Corporation||Versailles, OH||Sep 28, 2010||$150,000|
|Director of Mergers & Acquisitions||Fortistar LLC||White Plains, NY||Jul 27, 2009||$147,500|
|Director, Talent Acquisition||Jibe, Inc.||New York, NY||Aug 08, 2014||$145,000|
|Director: Mergers and Acquisitions||Infor Global Solutions, Inc.||San Mateo, CA||Aug 01, 2009||$115,000|
|Director, Mergers & Acquisitions||Infor Global Solutions, Inc.||San Mateo, CA||Aug 01, 2012||$115,000|
|Director, Talent and Performance||DYNO Nobel Inc.||Salt Lake City, UT||Apr 14, 2014||$111,696 -
|Director of Acquisitions||FJM Investments LLC||San Francisco, CA||Sep 08, 2010||$108,660|
|Director of Acquisitions||FJM Investments LLC||San Francisco, CA||Sep 07, 2011||$108,660|
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