A Personnel Manager title can describe a variety of jobs that manage the hiring and developing of employees in a company/organization. Based in the human resources field, personnel managers can include such positions as human resources generalists, benefits and compensation managers, HR managers, and training and development managers. HR (or personnel) "specialists" may also take on managerial roles.
- Starting salary: $65,000 P/A Senior salary: $100,000 P/A Average salary: $80,000 P/A Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience and employer Employment level: 50,100 as of November 2012 (Projected employment levels in 2017 of 56,000)
Average weekly hours: Average weekly hours worked for a full time Personnel Manager is 42.2 hours
Employment by region:
The top three regions for employment as a Personnel Manager include:
- NSW: 33.2%
- VIC: 24.4%
- QLD: 16.5%
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Employment for Personnel Managers has risen by a rate of 16.6% over the past 5 years and is expected to grow strongly through 2017.
Total employment growth over the past 5 years for male and female, employed part-time and full-time is 7,300
Gender (including full time and part time)
The percentage of males and females working full time and part time are:
- Male Full Time: 42.3%
- Male Part Time: 1.5%
- Female Full Time: 44.9%
- Female Part Time: 11.3%
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- Administer retirement/health plans for companies as required
- Advise on employ issues such as benefits, pay, promotions, etc.
- Handle educational development opportunities for employees, such as workshops
- Recruit and manage training of new employees, plan advertising to attract recruits
- Work closely with employees and support their growth/well-being
- A Masters degree in similar fields is often preferred.
- Excellent communication skills/interpersonal skills, as well as active listening skills and organisational skills
- Generally requires at least a Bachelors degree in business, organisation development, human resources, etc.
- Several years of progressive leadership in HR or similar positions
- The ability to travel when necessary
The work environment for Personnel Managers is truly dependent on their employing companys culture as they work closely with employees. Personnel managers work with a variety of people/employees on a daily basis and are generally provided excellent salaries. Some positions may require travel and involvement at conferences, job fairs, etc. Traditional office hours are standard.
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Related jobs and job titles
- Administrative Manager
- Employee Relations Manager
- Human Resource Manager
- Industrial Relations Officer
- Occupational Health and Safety Officer
- Project Support Officer
- Training Officer