Projected Growth: Faster than average
Projected Job Openings
Considerable Preparation Needed
Your job is to Plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization.
Common job titles of Human Resources Managers include:
Experience and Education
A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for this occupation. For example, a person in this occupation must complete four years of college and work for several years in industry to be considered qualified.
73.91% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.
8.7% said they needed a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate.
Plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate work activities of subordinates and staff relating to employment, compensation, labor relations, and employee relations.
Serve as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts and helping resolve work-related problems.
Study legislation, arbitration decisions, and collective bargaining contracts to assess industry trends.
Develop, administer, and evaluate applicant tests.
Plan, organize, direct, control, or coordinate the personnel, training, or labor relations activities of an organization.
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.
Maintain records and compile statistical reports concerning personnel-related data such as hires, transfers, performance appraisals, and absenteeism rates.
Plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives.
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.
Provide current and prospective employees with information about policies, job duties, working conditions, wages, opportunities for promotion, and employee benefits.
Allocate human resources, ensuring appropriate matches between personnel.
Identify staff vacancies and recruit, interview, and select applicants.
Administer compensation, benefits, and performance management systems, and safety and recreation programs.
Contract with vendors to provide employee services, such as food service, transportation, or relocation service.
Provide terminated employees with outplacement or relocation assistance.
Develop or administer special projects in areas such as pay equity, savings bond programs, day care, and employee awards.
Oversee the evaluation, classification, and rating of occupations and job positions.
Prepare and follow budgets for personnel operations.
Prepare personnel forecast to project employment needs.
Represent organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations.
Investigate and report on industrial accidents for insurance carriers.
Conduct exit interviews to identify reasons for employee termination.
Analyze training needs to design employee development, language training, and health and safety programs.
Analyze and modify compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
Negotiate bargaining agreements and help interpret labor contracts.
Audio recording equipment
ADP Workforce Now
IBM Cognos Impromptu
IBM SPSS Statistics
Infor ERP SyteLine
Intuit QuickBooksAll Technologies
Kronos Enterprise Workforce Management
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
Oracle Fusion Applications
Tyler Technologies MUNIS
AASoftTech Web Organization Chart
AccountantsWorld Payroll Relief
ADP Enterprise HR
ADP HR/Benefits Solution
ADP Pay eXpert
AllNetic Working Time Tracker
Applicant tracking software
Arrow Electronics N/Compass
Atlas Business Solutions Staff Files
Automation Centre Personnel Tracker
Data Management TimeClock Plus
Defense Travel System
Exact Software Macola ES Labor Performance
Harpers Payroll Services HR la Carte
Human resource information system HRIS
Human resource management software HRMS
IBM Lotus 1-2-3
Inception Technologies InfiniTime
Infor SSA Human Capital Management
Infotronics Attendance Enterprise
interactive Personnel Electronic Records Management System iPERMS
iSystems Evolution Payroll and Tax Management
Jantek Electronics Jupiter Time & Attendance
Kronos Workforce Timekeeper
Lawson Human Resource Management
Lawson Human Resources Suite
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MOSS
Midrange Software XpertHire
New World Systems Logos.NET
Norchard Solutions Succession Wizard
Paycor payroll management
Paylocity Web Pay
Pereless Systems software
Sage Abra HRMS
SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports
Soft Trac Microix Timesheet
Standard Installation and Division Personnel Reporting System SIDPERS
Taleo Enterprise Talent Management Suite
Tesseract Benefits Manager
Tesseract Human Resources Manager
Total Officer Personnel Management Information System TOPMIS
UCN inContact Workforce Management Software WFM
Ultimate Software UltiPro Workplace
Unicorn HRO Open4
UniFocus Watson Human Resources Manager
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.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Management of Personnel Resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Teaching others how to do something.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension
Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression
Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning
Identify and understand the speech of another person.
Auditory and Speech Abilities › Sensory Abilities › Speech Recognition
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Auditory and Speech Abilities › Sensory Abilities › Speech Clarity
Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Problem Sensitivity
Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Inductive Reasoning
See details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Sensory Abilities › Visual Abilities › Near Vision
Come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Fluency of Ideas
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.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Law and Government
Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
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