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Working As A Senior Human Resources Generalist

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $76,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Human Resources Generalist Do

Human resources managers plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between an organization’s management and its employees. 

Duties

Human resources managers typically do the following:

  • Plan and coordinate an organization’s workforce to best use employees’ talents
  • Link an organization’s management with its employees
  • Plan and oversee employee benefit programs
  • Serve as a consultant with other managers advising them on human resource issues, such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment
  • Coordinate and supervise the work of specialists and support staff
  • Oversee an organization’s recruitment, interview, selection, and hiring processes
  • Handle staffing issues, such as mediating disputes and directing disciplinary procedures

Every organization wants to attract, motivate, and keep qualified employees and match them to jobs for which they are well suited. Human resources managers accomplish this by directing the administrative functions of human resource departments. Their work involves overseeing employee relations, regulatory compliance, and employee-related services such as payroll, training, and benefits. They supervise the department’s specialists and support staff and ensure that tasks are completed accurately and on time. 

Human resources managers also consult with top executives regarding the organization’s strategic planning. They identify ways to maximize the value of the organization’s employees and ensure that they are used as efficiently as possible. For example, they might assess worker productivity and recommend changes to the organization’s structure to help it meet budgetary goals. 

Some human resources managers oversee all aspects of an organization’s human resources department, including the compensation and benefits or training and development programs. In many larger organizations, these programs are directed by specialized managers, such as compensation and benefits managers and training and development managers. 

The following are examples of types of human resources managers:

Labor relations directors, also called employee relations managers, oversee employment policies in union and nonunion settings. They draw up, negotiate, and administer labor contracts that cover issues such as grievances, wages, benefits, and union and management practices. They also handle labor complaints between employees and management and coordinate grievance procedures. 

Payroll managers supervise the operations of an organization’s payroll department. They ensure that all aspects of payroll are processed correctly and on time. They administer payroll procedures, prepare reports for the accounting department, and resolve any payroll problems or discrepancies. 

Recruiting managers, sometimes called staffing managers, oversee the recruiting and hiring responsibilities of the human resources department. They often supervise a team of recruiters, and some take on recruiting duties when trying to fill high-level positions. They must develop a recruiting strategy that helps them meet the staffing needs of their organization and effectively compete for the best employees.

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How To Become A Senior Human Resources Generalist

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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Senior Human Resources Generalist Career Paths

Senior Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Manager Director Of Human Resources
Senior Director Human Resources
13 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Senior Human Resources Manager Director Of Human Resources
Regional Director, Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager
Director Of Human Resources Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Director Of Human Resources
Corporate Director, Human Resources
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Recruiter Recruitment Manager
Senior Manager-Recruitment
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Recruiter Staffing Manager
Senior Staffing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Recruiter Talent Acquisition Manager
Senior Talent Acquisition Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Human Resources Consultant
9 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Account Manager Recruitment Manager
Corporate Recruiting Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Benefits Manager Compensation And Benefits Manager
Compensation Director
13 Yearsyrs
Benefits Manager
Compensation And Benefits Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Employee Relations Manager
Director Of Employee Development
9 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Supervisor Training Manager Organizational Development Manager
Organizational Development Director
11 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Business Development Manager Recruitment Manager
Program Manager And Recruiter
6 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Administrative Manager Human Resources Administration Manager
Director, Human Resources And Administration
9 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Supervisor
Employment Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Supervisor Labour Relations Manager
Labour Relations Director
11 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Contractor
9 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Business Partner
Controller, Operations, And Human Resources Manager
9 Yearsyrs
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Top Careers After Senior Human Resources Generalist
Recruiter 3.8%
Consultant 1.1%

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Senior Human Resources Generalist Demographics

Gender

Female

69.7%

Male

22.0%

Unknown

8.3%
Ethnicity

White

61.6%

Hispanic or Latino

15.4%

Black or African American

11.7%

Asian

7.9%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

69.3%

French

7.4%

Portuguese

6.3%

Italian

2.8%

German

2.8%

Russian

2.3%

Japanese

1.1%

Arabic

1.1%

Vietnamese

0.6%

Romanian

0.6%

Hindi

0.6%

Dutch

0.6%

Mandarin

0.6%

Korean

0.6%

Czech

0.6%

Bulgarian

0.6%

Bosnian

0.6%

Lithuanian

0.6%

Croatian

0.6%

Filipino

0.6%
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Senior Human Resources Generalist Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

26.2%

Webster University

7.5%

Michigan State University

6.3%

Strayer University

5.4%

Capella University

5.1%

University of Houston

5.0%

Villanova University

4.6%

University of Maryland - University College

4.3%

Cornell University

4.2%

George Mason University

4.0%

American InterContinental University

3.1%

Troy University

3.0%

Pennsylvania State University

3.0%

Northern Illinois University

2.9%

Florida International University

2.7%

University of Texas at Austin

2.7%

Chapman University

2.6%

Regis University

2.5%

Texas A&M University

2.4%

San Jose State University

2.4%
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Majors

Human Resources Management

35.7%

Business

31.4%

Psychology

5.9%

Management

5.3%

Communication

3.0%

Counseling Psychology

2.4%

Education

2.2%

Sociology

1.7%

Marketing

1.5%

English

1.5%

Political Science

1.5%

Accounting

1.2%

Law

1.1%

Criminal Justice

0.9%

Liberal Arts

0.9%

Public Administration

0.9%

Finance

0.9%

Public Relations

0.8%

Elementary Education

0.7%

Health Care Administration

0.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

46.6%

Masters

35.3%

Other

8.7%

Certificate

4.7%

Associate

3.0%

Doctorate

1.3%

Diploma

0.3%

License

0.1%
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Average Yearly Salary
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$49,000
Min 10%
$76,000
Median 50%
$76,000
Median 50%
$76,000
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$76,000
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Best Paying Company
Compass Diversified Holdings
Highest Paying City
Alameda, CA
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a Senior Human Resources Generalist make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Senior Human Resources Generalist in the United States is $76,479 per year or $37 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $49,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $117,000.

Real Senior Human Resources Generalist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Manager, HR Generalist Twitch Interactive, Inc. San Francisco, CA Mar 10, 2016 $180,000
Senior Human Resource Generalist Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC NY Feb 23, 2010 $160,000
SR. HR Generalist, Operations & Technology Citibank, N.A New York, NY Jan 09, 2016 $125,000
Senior Human Resources Generalist Citigroup Global Markets Inc. New York, NY Jan 19, 2015 $115,000
Senior Human Resources Generalist Citibank, N.A. New York, NY Jan 01, 2016 $115,000
Senior Human Resources Generalist Getman Corporation Bangor, MI Apr 27, 2016 $93,766
HR Generalist SR. Advisor Dell USA LP Round Rock, TX Sep 27, 2011 $85,708
Senior HR Generalist Marsh USA Inc. New York, NY Oct 09, 2014 $85,000 -
$110,000
Human Resource Generalist Senior Advisor Dell USA LP Austin, TX Sep 20, 2011 $84,798
HR Generalist SR Advisor Dell USA LP Round Rock, TX Oct 01, 2012 $84,798
SR. Human Resources Generalist Microsoft Corporation Issaquah, WA Sep 01, 2010 $78,000
Senior HR Generalist EMC Corporation Hopkinton, MA Nov 01, 2011 $76,083 -
$100,000
Line Human Resources Generalist-Senior Cummins Inc. Columbus, IN Sep 16, 2015 $75,600 -
$97,500
Senior HR Generalist KBR, Inc. Houston, TX Jun 25, 2011 $73,423
SR. Human Resources Generalist Getman Corporation Bangor, MI Apr 06, 2015 $71,000
Senior Human Resources Generalist Openwave Mobility, Inc. Redwood City, CA Mar 09, 2016 $69,493 -
$72,800
SR HR Generalist Mississippi State University MS Jul 10, 2010 $62,000
HR Generalist SR Fiserv Global Services, Inc. Alpharetta, GA Jan 12, 2016 $61,714 -
$100,100
Senior Human Resources Generalist Cummins Inc. Columbus, IN Aug 16, 2015 $61,600 -
$84,700
Line Human Resources Generalist-Senior Cummins Emission Solutions Inc. Columbus, IN Dec 23, 2016 $61,600 -
$84,700
Senior HR Generalist Jacobs Vehicle Systems Inc. Bloomfield, CT Nov 26, 2010 $61,339 -
$88,672

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Top Skills for A Senior Human Resources Generalist

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  2. Procedures
  3. Performance Management Process
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  • Analyzed and modified compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of existing internal and external compensation guidelines and procedures and recommend plan revision as appropriate.
  • Interpreted, administered and communicated policies, including new performance management process and new health and welfare benefit information.
  • Partnered with compensation department to process payroll.
  • Restructured Massachusetts-based company policies to integrate with California Labor Law and second California acquired software company.

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