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Become A Senior Human Resources Generalist

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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

  • $76,732

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Human Resources Generalist Do

A Senior Human Resources Generalist implements human resources programs, such as health and welfare benefits, training and development, and safety/health. They are also responsible for improving manager and employee performance.

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.


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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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 Citibank, N.A. New York, NY Jan 01, 2016 $115,000
Senior Human Resources Generalist Citigroup Global Markets Inc. New York, NY Jan 19, 2015 $115,000
Senior Human Resources Generalist Getman Corporation Bangor, MI Apr 27, 2016 $93,766
Senior HR Generalist Marsh USA Inc. New York, NY Oct 09, 2014 $85,000 -
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 -
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 -
SR HR Generalist Mississippi State University MS Jul 10, 2010 $62,000
Senior Human Resources Generalist Cummins Inc. Columbus, IN Aug 16, 2015 $61,600 -
Senior HR Generalist Jacobs Vehicle Systems Inc. Bloomfield, CT Nov 26, 2010 $61,339 -
Senior HR Generalist Jacobs Vehicle Systems Inc. Bloomfield, CT Oct 20, 2013 $61,100 -
Senior Human Resources Generalist Insight Beverages, Inc. Lake Zurich, IL Dec 09, 2012 $60,653 -

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Top Skills for A Senior Human Resources Generalist


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Top Senior Human Resources Generalist Skills

  1. Ensure Compliance
  2. Procedures
  3. Performance Management Process
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted with overseeing policy changes, revisions, and updates to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws.
  • Provide assistance and guidance to management on contract interpretation and discipline methods and procedures.
  • Interpreted, administered and communicated policies, including new performance management process and new health and welfare benefit information.
  • Coordinated all aspects of Human Resources, including payroll.
  • Assisted Executive HR Director with other high-level HR matters including employee relations, benefits and FMLA.

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