HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Human resources management includes workers who focus on staffing activities that involve planning, recruitment, selection, orientation, training, performance appraisal, compensation, and safety of an organization’s employees.

CAREER DETAILS

Description:
Plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization.

Tasks:

  • Serve as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts and helping resolve work-related problems.
  • Advise managers on organizational policy matters, such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment, and recommend needed changes.
  • Analyze and modify compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Perform difficult staffing duties, including dealing with understaffing, refereeing disputes, firing employees, and administering disciplinary procedures.
  • Represent organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations.

*Additional tasks may be needed for this career.

Average Salary:
$76,530 – $199,660

Description:
Plan, direct, or coordinate the training and development activities and staff of an organization.

Tasks:

  • Analyze training needs to develop new training programs or modify and improve existing programs.
  • Evaluate instructor performance and the effectiveness of training programs, providing recommendations for improvement.
  • Plan, develop, and provide training and staff development programs, using knowledge of the effectiveness of methods such as classroom training, demonstrations, on-the-job training, meetings, conferences, and workshops.
  • Prepare training budget for department or organization.
  • Confer with management and conduct surveys to identify training needs based on projected production processes, changes, and other factors.

*Additional tasks may be needed for this career.

Average Salary:
$72,040 – $120,710

Description:
Plan, direct, or coordinate compensation and benefits activities of an organization.

Tasks:

  • Design, evaluate and modify benefits policies to ensure that programs are current, competitive, and in compliance with legal requirements.
  • Analyze compensation policies, government regulations, and prevailing wage rates to develop competitive compensation plan.
  • Administer, direct, and review employee benefit programs, including the integration of benefit programs following mergers and acquisitions.
  • Fulfill all reporting requirements of all relevant government rules and regulations, including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
  • Formulate policies, procedures and programs for recruitment, testing, placement, classification, orientation, benefits and compensation, and labor and industrial relations.

*Additional tasks may be needed for this career.

Average Salary:
$59,060 – $206,910

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