What does a HR Manager do?

An HR manager is responsible for planning, coordinating, and evaluating the various services, policies, and programs of an organization's HR department. This ranges from evaluating recruiting, interviewing, and hiring processes, to overseeing employee benefit programs, to developing a strategic plan for the HR department. In addition, HR managers keep a pulse on employee relations, ensure practices are compliant with regulations, and coordinate the administering of services like onboarding, benefits, and training.

Most HR managers have a bachelor's degree in human resources or business management, with some having a master's degree in human resources, labor relations, or business. Beyond a degree, successful HR managers generally possess keen interpersonal skills, a natural ability to lead, and a strong sense of prioritization.

  • Manage and lead a collaborative recruiting team that can scale to the dynamic demands of a growing company
  • Define consistent data-driven hiring metrics and goals
  • Act as a key business partner to members of the company to improve the recruiting process
  • Passionately drive results by thinking and acting quickly to ensure the long-term best interest of company objectives
  • Stay connected to the competitive landscape, including trends in tech recruiting and compensation
  • A track record with sourcing, recruiting and closing extraordinary talent
  • Strong program management skills
  • Experience designing, assessing, deploying and optimizing talent campaigns and initiatives
  • Experience with defining and presenting recruiting and pipeline metrics and data
  • We’re looking for someone with 5+ years of experience in HR, has a 4-year degree in Business, Human Resources or similar, and is familiar with the following software/tools:
    • {Insert software and tools that you’d like your HR manager to have experience using here}
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
4.0 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

HR Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$120,000 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$83K
Median: $120K
$165K
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HR Manager Career Path

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HR Manager
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Leader of HR
$192,500/yr
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HR Manager Insights

Read what HR Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
PearsonPearson
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
19 Jan 2021

“You get to work with really smart and good people who genuinely care about each other and education.”

ProcolProcol
Human Resources Manager
25 Dec 2021

“5. There are endless opportunities in this organisation and the best part is your work gets recognised and rewarded.”

SequenturSequentur
Human Resources Director
24 Jun 2020

“I see that the owners are generous and take great strides to deliver superior products/services to our clients.”

Frank Recruitment GroupFrank Recruitment Group
Human Resources Manager
4 Dec 2020

“Frank is the best place to work and it boosts ur level of service and the girl who is the best”

Hippo Innovations Private Limited
Senior Executive Human Resources
29 Jun 2021

“Storehippo is a great platform to start your career with and to enhance your skills.”

Riverbend LendingRiverbend Lending
Human Resources Manager
17 Sep 2021

“The individuals I am lucky to work with are committed to great customer service to our clients and supporting eachother.”

Circle InteractiveCircle Interactive
Human Resources Director
18 Nov 2020

“Its a friendly place to work and its a growing company so there is room for progression.”

Circle InteractiveCircle Interactive
Human Resources Director
18 Nov 2020

“You can park your bikes and the Create Centre is a nice place to work on the river.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a hr manager

When working as a hr manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Strategic Thinking, Leadership, Collaboration, Consulting and Influencing.

The most similar professions to hr manager are:
  • HR Assistant
  • HR Generalist
  • Hr Business Partner
  • HR Coordinator

The most common qualifications to become a hr manager is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.