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Human Resources Managers

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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.
    • Provide current and prospective employees with information about policies, job duties, working conditions, wages, opportunities for promotion, and employee benefits.
    • Prepare personnel forecast to project employment needs.
    • Investigate and report on industrial accidents for insurance carriers.
    • Plan, organize, direct, control, or coordinate the personnel, training, or labor relations activities of an organization.
    • 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.
    • Oversee the evaluation, classification, and rating of occupations and job positions.
    • Plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives.
    • Allocate human resources, ensuring appropriate matches between personnel.
    • 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.
    Skills
    • 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.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5
    Abilities
    • 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.

    Knowledge
    • 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.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $109,630/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $52.70/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 4,310
    • Yearly Projected Openings 390
    Typical Education
    Personality
    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
    Tools
    • Surveillance video or audio recorders
    • Scanners
    • Personal computers
    • Notebook computers
    • Desktop computers
    Technology
    • Time accounting software
    • Human resources software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Document management software
    • Accounting software
    Tags
    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.