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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|
|Global Head of HR-Tigo People Management||Millicom International Services LLC||Sunrise, FL||Apr 23, 2010||$397,552|
|Global Head of Human Resources||Hay Group, Inc.||Philadelphia, PA||Feb 02, 2015||$352,283 -
|Head of Reward & Human Resources Operations||CLS Bank International||New York, NY||Feb 15, 2016||$275,000|
|Head of Resources, Energy and Infrastructures, America||ANZ Banking Group Limited||New York, NY||Jul 22, 2016||$265,000|
|Global Head of Human Resources||Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC||New York, NY||Apr 12, 2010||$250,837 -
|Global Head of Human Resources||Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC||New York, NY||Nov 16, 2009||$250,000 -
|Global Head, Compensation, Benefits, HR Operations||Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc.||Cambridge, MA||Sep 26, 2014||$229,896|
|Head of HR, Emea||Twitter, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Aug 03, 2015||$227,628|
|Global Head of HR, Customer Experience & Strategic||Thomson Reuters Management Services Inc.||New York, NY||Jun 01, 2013||$227,016|
|Head of Human Resources||Allegis Global Solutions, Inc.||Stamford, CT||Jan 11, 2015||$224,993|
|Head of HR Service Delivery||Nokia USA Inc.||Sunnyvale, CA||Sep 22, 2015||$223,500|
|Head of HR Strategy and Planning||Thomson Reuters Holdings, Inc.||New York, NY||Jul 15, 2011||$219,512|
|Global Head of Human Resources (OTC)||Novartis Consumer Health, Inc. (OTC)||Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ||Oct 01, 2011||$202,000|
|Global Head of HR, Professional||Thomson Reuters Holdings, Inc.||Stamford, CT||Sep 10, 2011||$197,000 -
|Head of Human Resources-Vusi||Vodafone Us Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 13, 2014||$191,186|
|Vice President & Head HR (North America)||Majesco||Morristown, NJ||Feb 29, 2016||$185,380|
|Vice President & Head HR (North America)||Majesco||Morristown, NJ||Jun 27, 2016||$185,380|
|Head of HR Americas||Commonwealth Bank of Australia||New York, NY||Feb 15, 2016||$180,000|
|Vice President and Head HR-North America||Majescomastek||Edison, NJ||Jul 05, 2014||$161,200|
|Head of Human Resources||Allegis Group Services Inc.||Stamford, CT||Jan 10, 2012||$145,000 -
|Global Head of HR, Investors and Marketplaces||Thomson Reuters (Markets) LLC||New York, NY||May 01, 2012||$144,602 -
|Head of HR International Business & HR Programs||Infocepts, LLC||McLean, VA||Jan 09, 2016||$144,000|
|Head of Human Resources, Organization and Control||Santander Investment Securities Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 16, 2015||$140,000 -
|Head, Human Genetics & Pharmacogenomics||Eisai Inc.||Cambridge, MA||Nov 19, 2013||$131,019 -
|Head of Human Machine Interface||Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.||Belmont, CA||May 26, 2013||$125,000|
|Head of Human Resources, Oerlikon Drive Systems||Fairfield Manufacturing Company, Inc.||Lafayette, IN||Oct 01, 2012||$120,000 -
|Head of Diversity & Inclusion, HR||Spotify USA Inc.||New York, NY||Feb 15, 2016||$115,000 -
|Head of Talent Resourcing||Cognolink Inc.||New York, NY||Jul 01, 2013||$110,000|
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