Human Resource Managers and Directors

Human resource managers and directors plan, organise and direct the personnel, training and industrial relations policies of organisations, advise on resource allocation and utilisation problems, measure the effectiveness of an organisation’s systems, methods and procedures and advise on, plan and implement procedures to improve utilisation of labour, equipment and materials.


New workers
£ 24,092
£ 44,170
£ 95,631

Available jobs

In the past year there were 192,124 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Stays abreast of relevant legislation, considers its impact on the organisation.

  • Considers alternative work procedures to improve productivity.

  • Examines and reports on company and departmental structures, chains of command, information flows, etc. and evaluates efficiency of existing operations.

  • Develops and administers salary, health and safety and promotion policies.

  • Undertakes industrial relations negotiations with employees.

  • Provides or arranges for provision of training courses.

  • Oversees the monitoring of employee performance and career development needs.

  • Oversees the preparation of job descriptions, drafts advertisements and interviews candidates.

  • Determines staffing needs.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Employee Relations

  • Labor Law

  • Performance Management

  • Project Management

  • Talent Acquisition

  • Human Resource Strategy

  • Finance

  • Change Management

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Talent Management

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Management

  • Communications

  • Leadership

  • Influencing Skills

  • Coaching

  • Operations

  • Planning

  • Customer Service

  • Detail Oriented

  • Training And Development

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.