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Human Resources Manager do?

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Other common names for this position: Human Resources Chief, Human Resources Administrator, Human Resources Director, Personnel Chief, Personnel Administrator, Personnel Director, Personnel Manager, Staff Chief, Staff Administrator, Staff Director, Staff Manager, Staff Relations Chief, Staff Relations Administrator, Staff Relations Director, Staff Relations Manager, Labour Relations Chief, Labour Relations Administrator, Labour Relations Director, Labour Relations Manager

Description

Human Resources Managers are responsible for overseeing the development, application, and evaluation of HR strategies, programs, and policies. As team leaders, their primary focus is to coordinate and supervise all of the HR department operations: from recruitment, training, and development activities, to performance management and labour relations.


HR Managers improve current organizational practices by analyzing their team’s observations and then making recommendations to increase employees’ productivity, ensuring all human resources are being used as efficiently as possible. These professionals also work closely with the company’s executives, building strong partnerships with business leaders in order to have a thorough understanding of their given obligations, as well as the organization’s culture.

Career Path

There's no universal way to climb up the career ladder.
Career paths often vary from one individual to another, yet some similarities usually stand out.
Hence, the typical career path for Human Resources Manager would look like the one pictured here. 981 resumes.

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Previous Careers

  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Manager
  • Hr Coordinator
  • Assistant Manager


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Career Opportunities

  • Human Resources Supervisor
  • Human Resources Advisor
  • Operations Manager

Career Path

There's no universal way to climb up the career ladder.
Career paths often vary from one individual to another, yet some similarities usually stand out.
Hence, the typical career path for Human Resources Managers would look like the one pictured here.


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Previous Careers

  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Manager
  • Hr Coordinator
  • Assistant Manager

Human Resources Manager


Career Opportunities

  • Human Resources Supervisor
  • Human Resources Advisor
  • Operations Manager

Primary Responsibilities

Here’s a non-exhaustive list of common tasks HR Managers are required to complete.


  • Developing, implementing, evaluating, and improving the organization’s policies, procedures, and metrics, ensuring they’re consistently aligned with all applicable requirements and laws.
  • Building programs that support the organization’s goals and increase employee performance and engagement:
  • Distributing annual surveys and conducting periodical interviews so as to assess individual and team performance, as well as overall appreciation;
  • coordinating reward and recognition initiatives; and
  • overseeing the organization of internal and external events.
  • Counselling executives on all HR-related matters (e.g. employee relations, talent management, and career development planning).
  • Overseeing all material, human, and financial resources, ensuring compliance with established policies, schedules, and budget.
  • Being the company’s culture and brand ambassador for both external and internal purposes:
  • Gaining influence, trust, and credibility within the organization to build collaborative relationships between management and employees;
  • being the point of contact for third party claims; and
  • acting as a delegate or assigning agents to represent the organization and its interests in any official activity.
  • Overseeing the recruitment process:
  • Devising and applying the appropriate practices and strategies for talent acquisition in order to ensure that the organization’s hiring needs and goals are met;
  • being the liaison with recruiting agencies and attending networking events;
  • creating and posting job openings; and
  • interviewing candidates.
  • Overseeing training and orientation of all new employees.
  • Overseeing employee records, including grievances and their resolution:
  • Preparing reports which display turnover, absenteeism, and other related activities;
  • tracking service anniversaries and contract deadlines;
  • administering disciplinary actions, sometimes through coaching and counselling, or by terminating employment, when necessary; and
  • overseeing exit interviews and implementing succession plan strategies to ensure smooth role transitions within the organization.
  • Administering payroll and benefits.
  • Actively participating in health and safety initiatives, taking a lead role in safety optimization.
  • Keeping track of records, reports, and other documentation, ensuring all files are kept up to date and confidential.

Daily Tasks

  • Directing and evaluating the activities and actions of the HR department in order to ensure they meet the organization’s goals and any applicable regulation.
  • Counselling executives and advising them on HR best practices and policies.
  • Overseeing the organization of internal and external events.
  • Overseeing recruiting, training, and orientation of all new employees.
  • Overseeing employee relations, employee performance, grievances, benefits and compensation.
  • Maintaining positive relationships between employees and executives.
  • Analyzing statistical reports to identify and determine issues and providing recommendations for improvement.
Salary
$78,686

The average Human Resources Manager salary is $78,686 per year or $40 per hour. This is around 2.4 times more than the Median wage of the country. Entry level positions start at $55,000 while most experienced workers make up to $110,000. These results are based on 136 salaries extracted from job descriptions.

$78,686
$110,000
$55,000
Deductions
Deductions
Gross Salary80,776.67 $
CPP- 2,479.95 $
EI- 930.60 $
Federal Tax- 12,259.39 $
Provincial Tax- 5,917.76 $
Total Tax- 21,587.70 $
Net Pay*59,188.98 $
In Ontario, Canada, if you make 80,776.67 $ a year, you will be taxed 21,587.70 $. That means that your take home pay will be 59,188.98 $ per year, or 4,932.41 $ per month. Your average tax rate is 26.73% and your marginal tax rate is 32.98%.
* Deductions are calculated based on the tables of Ontario, Canada income tax.
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills:
  • Communicating clearly, both in writing and verbally, in order to create a clear and communicative environment with employees, members of the HR management team, and during group presentations and meetings;
  • conveying an engaging attitude and using an influential tone with a focus on developing long-term relationships internally and externally to facilitate work efforts, alignment, and collaboration;
  • handling requests and inquiries in a professional, diplomatic and tactful manner; and
  • being able to facilitate conflict resolution and to teach conflict resolution techniques to HR management colleagues and to other departmental managers.
  • Leadership and project management skills:
  • Pushing themselves and others to achieve results and exceed goals; and
  • being resourceful, energetic and displaying a strong desire to take initiativea strong sense of initiative.
  • Organizational and time management skills:
  • Prioritizing and planning work activities in order to manage time efficiently while managing a high volume of work;
  • multitasking; being able to manage a team, produce results, and meet deadlines while dealing with a dynamic, fast-paced environment; and
  • being able to work well under pressure, individually or as part of a team.
  • Analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills:
  • Effectively analyzing numerical data, drawing logical inferences and providing reasonable recommendations;
  • identifying issues and resolving problems in a timely manner;
  • using creativity and imagination to develop new insights and to apply new solutions to problems; and
  • being able to exercise mature judgment and strategic thinking.
  • Strong attention to detail:
  • Being able to accurately and thoroughly monitor work for quality; and
  • ensuring standard specifications are met, including high-level proofreading.
  • Administrative skills:
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including the ability to develop and use formulas;
  • understanding of web-based recruiting tools and being able to function within online job posting boards; and
  • experience in creating organizational charts, reports, and other documents.

Aside from the skills listed above, HR Managers also need to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of current HR management practices, employment standards, and federal and provincial legislations (e.g. employment laws, payroll management, and collective agreements administration).


In addition to possessing a bachelor’s or a master’s degree, HR Managers are also required to have a strong professional background in HR-related fields. Most positions require a minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience, while some of them require up to 10 years.


In Canada, an additional certification is available for HR professionals and is often required when applying for HR positions. The Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation ensures that HR professionals across the country all meet the same national standards of excellence in terms of HR management policies and practices.

Popular Certifications
Wonder how long it takes for Human Resources Managers to complete their studies? Here’s a list of the most popular degrees and diplomas.

(Ranked by popularity)

  • Certificate in Human Resources Management
  • Bachelor in Business Administration, Bachelor in Sociology
  • Bachelor in Psychology
  • Bachelor in Business Administration
  • Bachelor in Sociology
Job Offers
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