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

New workers start around £26,078. Normal pay is £47,402 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £105,432.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 238,598 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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’s HR strategy and recommends appropriate action.

  • 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’ representatives or trades unions.

  • 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

  • Performance Management

  • Labor Law

  • Project Management

  • Finance

  • Marketing

  • Change Management

  • Employee Engagement

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Human Resource Strategy

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

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Coaching

  • Influencing Skills

  • Planning

  • Customer Service

  • Detail Oriented

  • Operations

  • 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.