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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.
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Black or African American0.6%
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University of Phoenix21.1%
Michigan State University5.3%
George Mason University4.7%
Pennsylvania State University4.5%
Southern New Hampshire University4.5%
Columbia Southern University4.4%
University of North Texas4.1%
Arizona State University4.0%
University of Central Florida3.7%
Florida State University3.7%
University of Houston3.5%
Ball State University3.4%
University of Texas at Austin3.2%
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|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Global Recruiting Manager||Exxon Mobil Corporation||Houston, TX||Jun 21, 2013||$185,600 -
|Recruitment Manager||Aditi Technologies Pvt. Ltd.||Bellevue, WA||Feb 16, 2016||$161,907|
|Manager, Hrit-Recruiting Solutions||Linkedin Corporation||Sunnyvale, CA||Jul 07, 2016||$150,055 -
|Technical Recruitment Manager||Facebook, Inc.||Menlo Park, CA||Jul 14, 2014||$150,000|
|Senior Recruitment Manager||MacAndrews & Forbes Group LLC||New York, NY||Dec 13, 2016||$145,000|
|Investment Banking Recruitment Manager||Allegis Group Services Inc.||Stamford, CT||Jul 15, 2013||$140,000|
|Global Recruitment Manager||Futurestep (Korn/Ferry)||Los Angeles, CA||Nov 18, 2013||$130,000|
|Recruitment Manager||Treasury Wine Estates Americas Company||Napa, CA||Aug 25, 2014||$120,000 -
|Global Recruitment Manager||Futurestep (Korn/Ferry)||Los Angeles, CA||Nov 18, 2013||$120,000 -
|Sourcing and Recruiting Manager||North America Livecareer, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Mar 18, 2013||$115,000 -
|Student Recruiting Manager||Phil Art Studio Sci, Toefl Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 03, 2013||$101,470|
|Student Recruiting Manager||Phil Art Studio Sci. Toefl Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 03, 2013||$101,470|
|Recruiting Manager||Wonder Partners Inc.||New York, NY||Dec 08, 2014||$100,000|
|Recruiting Manager||Apple Inc.||Cupertino, CA||Sep 22, 2015||$89,350 -
|Manager-Recruitment||Synechron, Inc.||New York, NY||Aug 15, 2014||$87,556|
|Recruiting Manager||Latitude 36, Inc.||Franklin, TN||Mar 25, 2015||$85,000|
|Recruiting Manager||Latitude 36, Inc.||Franklin, TN||Mar 14, 2016||$85,000|
|Recruiting Manager||Amazech Solutions, LLC||Frisco, TX||Dec 09, 2016||$84,800|
|Recruitment Manager||Aditi Technologies Pvt. Ltd.||Sunnyvale, CA||Jan 16, 2015||$83,720 -
|Recruitment Manager||Aditi Technologies Pvt. Ltd.||Mountain View, CA||May 04, 2015||$83,720 -
|Recruiting Manager||J. Johnson Executive Search, Inc.||Chicago, IL||Jan 01, 2013||$83,563|
|Account Recruiting Manager||American Cybersystems, Inc.||Itasca, IL||Jun 05, 2016||$74,776|
|Resource Manager/Recruitment Manager||IGT Solutions, Inc.||Atlanta, GA||Jan 04, 2016||$73,599|
|Recruitment Manager||Pactera Technologies Inc.||Redmond, WA||Sep 01, 2014||$73,008|
|Senior Recruiting Manager||Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.||Austin, TX||Jul 30, 2016||$72,000|
|Recruiting Manager||Image Photo Services, Inc.||Miami, FL||Dec 20, 2016||$70,696|
|Recruiting Manager||Image Photo Services, Inc.||Miami, FL||Dec 27, 2016||$70,696|
|Recruiting Manager||Rangam Consultants Inc.||Cumming, GA||Sep 26, 2016||$70,000|
|Recruiting Manager||J. Johnson Executive Search, Inc.||Chicago, IL||Jan 01, 2013||$70,000|
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