Human resource (HR) managers are entrusted with the most valuable of all company resources, its employees. These managers are needed in almost every industry to oversee employees and coordinate team-wide efforts in achieving the business mission.
Human resource managers are responsible for recruiting new talent, interviewing, hiring and onboarding. It is also the responsibility of the HR manager to identify the talents of staff and place employees in positions within the business that reflect their strengths to ensure an effective and harmonious team. If conflicts arise, it is the manager who works to mediate the conflict and uphold any pertinent laws or company policies that make for a more equitable, safe and fair workplace for all employees. There are also administrative duties that must be done, such as scheduling and payroll that fall to the HR manager. Arguably, the most important role of an HR manager is to support the staff.
With human resource managers needed in almost every field, the demand for these professionals is only increasing. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a projected 7 percent job growth rate by 2028 for human resource managers, faster than the average for other occupations. This will lead to about 14,400 new openings for human resource managers each year over the next decade. HR managers also have great earning potential with the median annual salary being $116,720 or $56.11 per hour.
What skills are required to excel in this role?
- Conflict resolution
- People-focused perception
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