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Human Resources Manager Job Description

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for the HR Manager

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To perform the Human Resources manager job successfully, an employee must perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to lead in the role of the company Human Resources manager. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Human Resources Manager Job Requirements

  • Knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, recruitment, organization development, employee relations, safety, employee engagement, and employee development.

  • Better than average written and spoken communication skills.

  • Outstanding interpersonal relationship building and employee coaching skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop HR department staff members.

  • Demonstrated ability to serve as a knowledgeable resource to the executive management team that provides overall company leadership and direction.

  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include knowledge of Excel and skills in Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS).

  • General knowledge of various employment laws and practices and experience working with a corporate employment law attorney.

  • Experience in the administration of benefits and compensation programs and other Human Resources recognition and engagement programs and processes.

  • Evidence of the ability to practice and coach organization managers in the practice of a high level of confidentiality.

  • Excellent organizational management skills.

Education and Experience Required for Human Resources Manager Job

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Business, or Organization Development.

  • A minimum of seven years of progressive leadership experience in Human Resources positions.

  • Specialized training in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, training, and and preventive labor relations, preferred.

  • Active affiliation with appropriate Human Resources networks and organizations and ongoing community involvement, preferred.

  • Possess ongoing affiliations with leaders in successful companies and organizations that practice effective Human Resources Management.

Physical Demands of Human Resources Manager Job

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Human Resources manager's job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Human Resources manager's job.

While performing the responsibilities of the Human Resources manager's job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use his or her hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment for the Human Resource Manager

While performing the responsibilities of the Human Resources manager's job, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the Human Resources manager will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the Human Resources manager's job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Conclusion

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the Human Resources manager's position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of experience, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

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