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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|
|Human Resources Talent Management Consulting Managers [Multiple Positions]||Accenture LLP||Chicago, IL||Feb 10, 2015||$164,100|
|International Human Resources Consultant||Occidental Petroleum Corp||Houston, TX||Apr 19, 2016||$154,690|
|SAP HR Reporting Consultant||Saiana Technologies Inc.||Houston, TX||Jan 30, 2014||$150,000|
|International HR Consultant||Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation||CA||Sep 24, 2015||$146,182|
|International HR Consultant||Occidental Petroleum Corporation||Houston, TX||Aug 24, 2016||$143,000|
|International HR Consultant||Occidental Petroleum Corporation||Houston, TX||Sep 15, 2015||$143,000|
|Principal SAP HR Consultant||Avenue Hr LLC||Roswell, GA||Mar 25, 2016||$140,000|
|HR Management Consultant||POIT LLC||Houston, TX||Sep 15, 2016||$132,662 -
|Principal SAP Hr/Payroll Consultant||Schrill Technologies Inc.||Houston, TX||Sep 15, 2013||$130,000|
|Principal SAP Hr/Payroll Consultant||Presence of It, LLC||Houston, TX||May 06, 2013||$130,000|
|SAP HR Functional Consultant||IBM Corporation||Piscataway, NJ||May 13, 2013||$130,000|
|Oracle HR Consultant||Thompson Technologies, Inc.||Atlanta, GA||Sep 19, 2016||$126,880|
|SAP HR Functional Consultant||Deegit, Inc.||Bothell, WA||Jul 14, 2014||$84,032 -
|SAP Abap HR Application Consultant||IBM India Private Limited||San Jose, CA||Jul 29, 2015||$83,101 -
|SAP HR Payroll Consultant||IBM India Private Limited||Burbank, CA||Jun 27, 2013||$82,418 -
|SAP HR Technofunctional Consultant||Amazech Solutions, LLC||Naples, FL||Sep 30, 2016||$82,000|
|SAP HR Consultant||IBM Corporation||Coppell, TX||Mar 03, 2016||$81,952 -
|SAP HR Consultant||IBM India Private Limited||Houston, TX||Sep 01, 2014||$81,869|
|SAP HR Consultant||Speridian Technologies, LLC||Albuquerque, NM||Jul 07, 2014||$81,791|
|SAP HR Consultant||Speridian Technologies, LLC||Virginia Beach, VA||Mar 27, 2014||$81,791|
|Consultant, Human Cap, Organization Transformation & Talent-Strategic Change||Deloitte Consulting LLP||Houston, TX||Jan 14, 2015||$73,779 -
|SAP Abap-Hr Consultant||IBM India Private Limited||Baton Rouge, LA||Jan 15, 2015||$73,650|
|SAP HR Functional Consultant||Arete Systems, Inc.||Danville, IL||Oct 20, 2015||$73,500|
|SAP HR Consultant||IBM India Private Limited||Glendale, CA||Jan 01, 2016||$73,445|
|Peoplesoft HR Techno-Functional Consultant||Erp Analysts, Inc.||Chadds Ford, PA||Nov 28, 2016||$73,445|
|HR Consultant||Oracle America, Inc.||CA||Aug 25, 2015||$72,112 -
|HR Management Consultant||Flatwell Pacific LLC||Burlingame, CA||Dec 01, 2013||$72,000|
|SAP HR Consultant||IBM India Private Limited||Allentown, PA||Jun 24, 2014||$70,836 -
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