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The Human Resource Manager is a mid-level position responsible for overseeing human resources activities and policies according to executive level direction. They supervise human resources staff as well as control compensation and benefits, employee relations, staffing, training, safety, labor relations, and employment records.

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The Human Resource Director is a top-level manager responsible for the administration of all human resource activities and policies. The director oversees compensation, benefits, staffing, affirmative action, employee relations, health and safety, and training and development functions. They also supervise professional human resources staff.

The Human Resource Employment Manager directs the organization’s recruitment, screening, interviewing, selection, and placement activities. They manage employment functions and staff members. In addition, they extend job offers and establish starting salaries, arrange advertising or employment agency services, and produce affirmative action or college recruiting programs.

The position of human resources manager ranks as the fourth best job in America, according to a recent list compiled by Money Magazine and Salary.com. The job rankings are based on salary and job prospects, as well as stress level, flexibility in work environment, creativity, and ease of entry and advancement in the field.

The criteria for hiring senior human resources executives include strong business acumen, proficiency in a variety of HR software applications and a track record of success, according to a recent CareerJournal.com article. The ability to measure and demonstrate returns on HR investments is key as well as experience with new services and technologies.

The Human Resource Labor Relations Manager directs the organization’s labor relations agreement in accordance with executive level instruction and endorsement. They supervise labor relations support staff and serve as the management representative in labor negotiation, bargaining, or interpretive meetings.

The HR Training and Development Manager are responsible for the organization’s staff training requirements, programs, and career development needs. They supervise training staff, plan and administer training seminars, and manage conflict resolution, team building, and employee skill evaluations.

The HR Generalist directs implementation of human resources policies, programs, and procedures. They advise management and employees on issues or problems relating to human resources. The HR Generalist is usually a senior position and works in all areas of human resources.

The historical rule of thumb for HR staffing requirements is one full-time professional HR person should be hired for every 100 employees. The actual ratio for a business can vary depending upon factors such as the degree of HR centralization, the geographic distribution of the employees served, the sophistication level of the employees, and the relative complexity of the organization.

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