Human Resources Managers

Industry Areas

  • Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
  • Junior Colleges
  • Software Publishers

Day-to-Day Tasks

  • Serve as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts and helping resolve work-related problems.
  • Analyze and modify compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Advise managers on organizational policy matters such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment, and recommend needed changes.

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Overall Kind of Work

Human resources managers plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives...

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Work Environment


Human resources managers held about 122,500 jobs in 2014. The industries that employed the most human resources managers were as follows: Management of companies and enterprises 15% ...

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Personnel specialists normally work in office settings on land or aboard ships.

Workweek Breakdown

The hours worked per week by people currently pursuing this career.

Pie Chart Representing the section data
  • 1.39% (0-20 Hours)
  • 2.16% (21-34 Hours)
  • 0.14% (35-39 Hours)
  • 63.47% (40 Hours)
  • 14.39% (41-49 Hours)
  • 18.45% (Over 50 Hours)

Type of Work

The level of day-to-day involvement with data, people or things.

Data: High
People: High
Things: Low

Skills at a Glance

The levels of different skills helpful in this career.

Verbal skills: High
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving: High
Equipment Operation & Maintenance: Low
Math & Science Skills: Medium
Technology Design & Control: Medium
Leadership: High

Workplace at a Glance

The level of different environmental factors you would experience on the job.

Responsibility: Medium
Exposure to Job Hazards: Low
Physical Activity: Low
Decision Making: Medium
Repetitiveness: Low
Level of Competition: Medium
Time Pressure: Low

Business Breakdown

The different sectors people in this career currently work in.

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Military Breakdown

The number of people who currently hold this career in the Military.

3,779 Human Resources Managers in the Military

Data supplied by Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Center of Education Statistics, Defense Manpower Data Center. (View our update schedule). Contact any business, college or military service branch to answer additional questions.

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