live chat

New User


Human Resources Managers

  PRINT Print

Plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization.

    Work Activities
    • Serve as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts and helping resolve work-related problems.
    • Advise managers on organizational policy matters, such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment, and recommend needed changes.
    • Analyze and modify compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
    • Perform difficult staffing duties, including dealing with understaffing, refereeing disputes, firing employees, and administering disciplinary procedures.
    • Represent organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations.
    • Identify staff vacancies and recruit, interview, and select applicants.
    • Negotiate bargaining agreements and help interpret labor contracts.
    • Plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate work activities of subordinates and staff relating to employment, compensation, labor relations, and employee relations.
    • Prepare personnel forecast to project employment needs.
    • Provide current and prospective employees with information about policies, job duties, working conditions, wages, opportunities for promotion, and employee benefits.
    • Investigate and report on industrial accidents for insurance carriers.
    • Administer compensation, benefits, and performance management systems, and safety and recreation programs.
    • Analyze statistical data and reports to identify and determine causes of personnel problems and develop recommendations for improvement of organization's personnel policies and practices.
    • Plan, organize, direct, control, or coordinate the personnel, training, or labor relations activities of an organization.
    • Plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives.
    • Allocate human resources, ensuring appropriate matches between personnel.
    • Oversee the evaluation, classification, and rating of occupations and job positions.
    • Analyze training needs to design employee development, language training, and health and safety programs.
    • Study legislation, arbitration decisions, and collective bargaining contracts to assess industry trends.
    • Maintain records and compile statistical reports concerning personnel-related data such as hires, transfers, performance appraisals, and absenteeism rates.
    • Prepare and follow budgets for personnel operations.
    • Conduct exit interviews to identify reasons for employee termination.
    • Develop, administer, and evaluate applicant tests.
    • Develop or administer special projects in areas such as pay equity, savings bond programs, day care, and employee awards.
    • Contract with vendors to provide employee services, such as food service, transportation, or relocation service.
    • Provide terminated employees with outplacement or relocation assistance.
    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Management of Personnel Resources

      Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    Applied Math
    Workplace Documents
    Graphic Literacy
    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Personnel and Human Resources

      Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    Career Video
    Video not available
    Additional videos and more information available on CareerOneStop
    • Ohio Annual Salary $113,610/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $54.62/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 4,310
    • Yearly Projected Openings 390
    Typical Education
    Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Self Control
    • Leadership
    • Dependability
    • Cooperation
    • Initiative
    • Surveillance video or audio recorders
    • Scanners
    • Personal computers
    • Notebook computers
    • Desktop computers
    • Time accounting software
    • Human resources software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Document management software
    • Accounting software