Human Resources Managers
On the Job
Human Resources Managers plan, direct, and oversee the human resource activities of an organization. They may create or update hiring, pay, or benefits policies. They make sure that their policies are consistent with government laws.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Liaise between departments or other groups to improve function or communication.
- Represent the organization in external relations.
- Administer compensation or benefits programs.
- Hire personnel.
- Negotiate labor disputes.
- Negotiate sales or lease agreements for products or services.
- Recruit personnel.
- Estimate labor requirements.
- Interview employees, customers, or others to collect information.
- Investigate industrial or transportation accidents.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having telephone conversations.
- Using e-mail.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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