Human Resources Managers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+6.3% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Human Resources Managers Do

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

Other Job Titles Human Resources Managers May Have

Employee Relations Manager, HR Administration Director (Human Resources Administration Director), Human Resources Director (HR Director), Human Resources Manager (HR Manager), Human Resources Operations Manager

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Chief People Officer ,


I use the perspectives and skills gained from leading engineering and development teams to recruiting and rewarding the best technologists in the world. I work with my team to develop a company culture that enables people to build the best products they can. I am often problem solving and working with others to meet their needs.

Founder & Talent Hacker ,

Cadigan Talent Ventures

I work with individuals and organizations to forge talent solutions. I help envision creative approaches to help individuals find success. This includes speaking to people and helping them to figure out their skills, interests, and passions and then speaking with companies to determine the type of employees they need to achieve more success. I also present at conferences on a variety of topics, including the future of talent, building high performing organizations, and building culture.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.

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