The role of a HR Manager

After HR officer or advisor position, the next stage in in a HR professionals’ career would be to transition into a managerial role to continue their professional growth. As a manager it is expected that they act as a bridge between senior executive management and employees, making sure to meet the multitude of demands, because of this the prospective candidate must be able to work under pressure with effective communication skills. When considering hiring someone, ensure they can deliver information in a personable, friendly fashion to eliminate any scepticism and uncertainty within the organisation.

In larger companies the manager usually reports to the head of human resources, and they work in tandem to shape a positive culture along with promoting the businesses corporate values. To implement this culture, officers identify training and development needs of all the departments, present this to the managers and the manager develops those programmes to ensure the personal and professional development of employees. Training may be needed in topics such as ethics, workplace safety, company culture, and health & safety.

This position is incredibly hands on as they are required to develop and continuously monitor and review human resources policies and procedures, along with being responsible for this, managers of this department are vital to the overall success of the organisation. This is due to them creating and maintaining a healthy working environment which then works to attract and retain talent. HR managers are required to keep constant track of the company’s talent needs and spend time recruiting the perfect talent, with assistance from the HR officers and administrators.

Due to the nature of this position, it takes a certain level and type of person to be able to manage a human resource department. It is important to be able to develop and support the Head of HR through change because of the seriousness of the changes being made and the circumstances being so high stake in HR. People’s enjoyment of the workplace environment is on the line so encouraging the smooth transition of programmes and policies are vital to maintaining a safe and positive workplace.

Other skills that are vital to being successful in a HR manager position:

  • Strong ability to work under pressure
  • People oriented
  • Experience working confidentially
  • Good ethics, morals and judgment in various situations and environments
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Personable and respectable

At Portfolio HR & Reward, we specialise in hiring talent of all levels within human resource positions, ranging from entry-level to executive roles. We can find you top level talent that match your businesses requirements, company culture and values no matter if you are looking for a permanent, temporary or contract hire. Contact us today or register a vacancy on our website for a callback.

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