How to become a human resources manager
Pathways to this career
- Complete an undergraduate degree business, majoring in human resource management, or another relevant qualification related to human resources management.
- Already studied an undergraduate degree? Change careers or progress your career with a postgraduate degree. This can open more doors to roles in directing, consulting or advising.
What does a human resources manager do?
Duties and tasks
- Act on behalf of organisations in determining salary, benefits and conditions of employment and negotiating with unions
- Create and administer periodic performance management systems to evaluate individual and group effectiveness and make efforts to improve overall performance of the organisation
- Develop and evaluate human resource policies and strategies to fulfil company needs
- Develop company policies on equal opportunity, anti-discrimination and other employee policies and ensure that relevant governmental employment and occupational laws are adhered
- Develop occupational health and safety procedures as well as company policies on workers compensation and ensuring compliance with local safety standards
- Manage employment budget and productivity and facilitate cut-backs and dismissal policies and procedures
- Manage the hiring process with other Managers for open positions, including recruitment strategies and interviewing techniques to hire the most qualified candidates
- Australian Human Resources Institute
- Australian Institute of Management
- RCSA Australia and New Zealand
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