Human Resources Manager
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. 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 an organization. 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.TCC programs that are right for you:Workforce Development's Business and Professional Development
Human resources managers work in offices, and most work full time. Some managers, especially those working for organizations that have offices nationwide, must travel to visit other branches as well as to attend professional meetings or to recruit employees.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of human resources managers is expected to grow 13 percent between 2010 and 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment growth for human resources managers largely depends on the performance and growth of individual companies. As new companies form and organizations expand their operations, they will need more human resources staff to oversee and administer their programs. Managers will be needed to ensure that firms adhere to changing, complex employment laws regarding occupational safety and health, equal employment opportunity, healthcare, wages and retirement plans. Job growth is expected to be tempered, however, by the use of computerized human resources information systems, which allow companies to handle many administrative processes more productively and with fewer workers.
Career information courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.