Human Resources Managers

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About the Job

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

It is also Called

  • Apprenticeship Training Representative
  • Benefit Director
  • Benefits Manager
  • Commissioner of Conciliation
  • Compensation Manager
  • Director of Employee Development
  • Director of Employer Services
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Director of Industrial Relations
  • Director of Personnel
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What They Do

  • Negotiate bargaining agreements and help interpret labor contracts.
  • Serve as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts and helping resolve work-related problems.
  • Analyze and modify compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Advise managers on organizational policy matters, such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment, and recommend needed changes.
  • Perform difficult staffing duties, including dealing with understaffing, refereeing disputes, firing employees, and administering disciplinary procedures.
  • Plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives.
  • Identify staff vacancies and recruit, interview and select applicants.
  • Plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate work activities of subordinates and staff relating to employment, compensation, labor relations, and employee relations.
  • Plan, organize, direct, control, or coordinate the personnel, training, or labor relations activities of an organization.
  • Represent organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: ESC.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Enterprising interests, but also prefer Social and Conventional environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Recognition and Achievement in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • 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.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • 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.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Education Required

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

Wages

In 2018, the average annual wage in Ohio was $123,680 with most people making between $68,950 and $194,440

Outlook

0.81%
avg. annual growth

During 2016, this occupation employed approximately 4,310 people in Ohio. It is projected that there will be 4,660 employed in 2026.

This occupation will have about 35 openings due to growth and about 355 replacement openings for approximately 390 total annual openings.

Work Keys

This occupation requires a Gold certificate

Skill Level
Teamwork5
Reading for Information5
Listening4
Applied Mathematics4
Locating Information4
Writing4
Observation4
Writing3