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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 Wells Organization Recruitment Director||BP America Inc.||Houston, TX||Oct 01, 2012||$155,000 -
|Recruiting Director||Vibrant Media, Inc.||New York, NY||Jun 25, 2013||$147,000|
|Director of Recruitment||Virtusa Corporation||New York, NY||Aug 03, 2014||$134,000|
|Director, Recruiting||EMC Corporation||San Francisco, CA||Oct 01, 2012||$121,875 -
|Director of Recruiting||Nextgen Global Resources, LLC||Chicago, IL||Sep 28, 2012||$116,800 -
|Recruiting Director||Oliver Wyman, Inc.||New York, NY||Jun 26, 2015||$115,500|
|Recruiting Director||Oliver Wyman, Inc.||New York, NY||Aug 18, 2015||$115,500|
|Recruiting Director||Oliver Wyman, Inc.||New York, NY||Jul 08, 2013||$105,500|
|Director, Recruiting||EMC Corporation||New York, NY||Mar 01, 2012||$100,589 -
|Recruiting Director||Oliver Wyman, Inc.||New York, NY||Aug 01, 2011||$100,000|
|Technical Recruiting Director||Cvpartners, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Mar 01, 2013||$96,000|
|Recruiting Director (RD)||The Siegfried Group, LLP||Los Angeles, CA||Sep 19, 2015||$95,000|
|Recruiting Director (RD)||The Siegfried Group, LLP||Los Angeles, CA||Aug 17, 2015||$95,000|
|Technical Recruitment Director||Polaris Consulting & Services Ltd||Piscataway, NJ||Sep 08, 2015||$95,000|
|Recruitment Director||Rapport It Services LLC||Wilmington, DE||May 09, 2016||$78,000|
|Recruitment and Training Director||The Blind Squirrel, LLC||Edina, MN||Dec 30, 2010||$75,000 -
|Director, INT. Recruitment & Study Abroad/Exchange||Southern New Hampshire University||Manchester, NH||Jul 01, 2012||$73,070|
|Director of Recruiting of The Life Sciences Divisi||The Execu|Search Group||New York, NY||Sep 06, 2011||$70,000|
|Conservation Recruitment Director||The Freshwater Trust||Portland, OR||Feb 29, 2016||$63,856|
|Director of Recruitment||Fredrickson, Mazeika and Grant, LLP||San Francisco, CA||Sep 10, 2011||$55,000|
|Director of Recruitment||Fredrickson, Mazeika and Grant, LLP||San Francisco, CA||Sep 22, 2011||$55,000|
|Director of Recruiting||Fillmore Convalescent Center LLC||Fillmore, CA||Nov 18, 2009||$55,000 -
|Director of Recruiting||Francisco Grande Hotel & Golf Resort||Casa Grande, AZ||May 07, 2012||$52,000|
|Director of Recruiting||Francisco Grande USA Inc.||Casa Grande, AZ||Oct 01, 2012||$52,000|
|Recruitment Director||The Bales Company||Jacksonville, FL||Sep 27, 2008||$48,000|
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