Human Resources Manager
The new global focus in government programs has created new career opportunities for job seekers interested in the human resources field. A human resources manager forms labor policy, oversees industrial labor relations, negotiates collective bargaining agreements, and coordinates grievance procedures to handle complaints resulting from management disputes with unionized employees.
Human resource managers also collaborate with other managers and members of their staff in order to make important decisions about wages, benefits, pensions, and work training.
If you are considering a position as an HR manager, ask yourself the following questions:
• Are you detail oriented? • Are you patient with people? • Do you have strong interpersonal skills? • Do you have good time management skills?
The educational backgrounds of global HR professionals vary considerably, reflecting the diversity of duties and levels of responsibility. In filling entry-level jobs, many employers seek college graduates who have majored in human resources, human resources administration, or industrial and labor relations. Other employers look for college graduates with a technical or business background or a well-rounded liberal arts education.
Employment of human resource managers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. College graduates who have earned certification should have the best job opportunities. Overall employment is projected to grow by 19 percent between 2006 and 2016, faster than the average for all occupations.