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Working As A Staffing Manager

  • 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

  • $89,769

    Average Salary

What Does A Staffing Manager 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 Staffing Manager

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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Staffing Manager Career Paths

Staffing Manager
Recruiting Coordinator Staffing Consultant
Client Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Recruiter Human Resources Manager
Corporate Human Resources Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Director Of Human Resources
Director Of Human Resources Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Corporate Recruiter Recruitment Manager
Director Of Talent Acquisition
11 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Human Resources Generalist
Employee Relations Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Manager
Employment Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Recruiter Human Resources Business Partner
Head Of Human Resources
9 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Contractor
9 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Coordinator Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Generalist/Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Coordinator Recruiter
Human Resources Recruiter/Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Recruiting Coordinator Human Resource Specialist
Human Resources Team Leader
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Technical Recruiter Staffing Consultant
Onsite Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Generalist Recruitment Manager
Recruitment Director
7 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Recruiter
Senior Manager-Recruitment
8 Yearsyrs
Director Of Human Resources Resource Manager
Senior Resource Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Senior Recruiter
Senior Staffing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Recruiter Talent Acquisition Manager
Senior Talent Acquisition Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Recruiter Senior Recruiter
Talent Acquisition Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Manager Human Resources Manager
Talent Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Staffing Director 3.2 years
Senior Recruiter 3.0 years
Staffing Recruiter 2.0 years
Staffing Manager 2.0 years
Top Employers Before
Recruiter 12.6%
Manager 4.0%
Internship 3.3%
Top Employers After
Recruiter 18.5%
Consultant 2.5%

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Staffing Manager Demographics

Gender

Female

67.4%

Male

30.8%

Unknown

1.7%
Ethnicity

White

62.3%

Hispanic or Latino

16.1%

Black or African American

11.0%

Asian

6.9%

Unknown

3.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

72.7%

French

9.9%

Portuguese

3.1%

German

2.5%

Arabic

1.9%

Italian

1.9%

Hindi

1.2%

Russian

1.2%

Korean

1.2%

Bulgarian

0.6%

Chinese

0.6%

Japanese

0.6%

Norwegian

0.6%

Carrier

0.6%

Cheyenne

0.6%

Tagalog

0.6%
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Staffing Manager Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

22.5%

Michigan State University

6.4%

Webster University

5.7%

San Jose State University

5.2%

Ball State University

5.2%

Florida State University

4.9%

Liberty University

4.7%

Strayer University

4.7%

University of Maryland - University College

4.0%

University of South Carolina - Columbia

4.0%

Villanova University

3.7%

Ashford University

3.5%

Troy University

3.5%

Pennsylvania State University

3.5%

George Mason University

3.5%

University of Connecticut

3.5%

Towson University

3.2%

Temple University

3.0%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

3.0%

University of North Texas

2.7%
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Majors

Business

31.5%

Human Resources Management

13.4%

Communication

7.7%

Psychology

7.2%

Marketing

6.3%

Management

4.6%

Accounting

3.8%

Finance

2.8%

Political Science

2.7%

Criminal Justice

2.5%

Sociology

2.3%

English

2.2%

Public Relations

2.2%

Health Care Administration

2.1%

Education

2.0%

Counseling Psychology

1.7%

Economics

1.5%

Liberal Arts

1.3%

Nursing

1.2%

General Studies

1.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

51.8%

Other

18.5%

Masters

18.3%

Associate

5.8%

Certificate

3.8%

Doctorate

0.9%

Diploma

0.6%

License

0.3%
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Real Staffing Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Staffing Manager Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Oct 08, 2015 $215,000
Staffing Manager Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 10, 2015 $215,000
Staffing Manager Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Mar 20, 2015 $190,000
Staffing Manager Southern Service Corp Miami Lakes, FL Dec 05, 2014 $109,158
Staffing Manager Transperfect Staffing Solutions LLC San Francisco, CA May 24, 2013 $87,500
Training and Staffing Manager Schlumberger Technology Corporation Houston, TX Jan 06, 2012 $75,629 -
$89,050
Staffing Manager Peak Technical Services Inc. Pittsburgh, PA Sep 15, 2016 $38,359

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Top Skills for A Staffing Manager

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  1. Payroll
  2. New Clients
  3. Background Checks
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted with payroll reconciliation and payroll distribution.
  • Developed relationships with new clients while maintaining existing clients through effective marketing strategies.
  • Completed all administrative tasks associated with hiring new employees including conducting reference checks, facilitating background checks/drug screens for candidates.
  • Resolved customer service issues quickly and efficiently to promote customer satisfaction.
  • Organized and managed Job Fairs to recruit qualified candidates for both administrative and accounting positions for regional companies.

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