No two days are likely to be the same in Human Resources, as tasks are many and varied, and although staff are largely pro-active, they will often have to be reactive if problems occur. An HR manager will be expected to;-
develop and implement policies on all HR related matters including pay and conditions, performance management, equal opportunities, disciplinary procedures and absence management
Produce staff handbooks, contracts and any records required.
work closely with all departments, ensuring line managers are aware of, and compliant with, policies and procedures such as such as health and safety
Recruit staff, develop job descriptions and person specifications, write and publish job adverts, review applications, shortlist candidates, interview and select candidates, negotiate package, make offers, sign contracts.
deliver inductions for new staff
undertake regular staff performance and salary reviews
advise on pay and remuneration packages, including promotion and benefits
negotiate with staff and their representatives on pay and conditions
Administer payroll and maintain employee records such as holiday taken or due.
interpret and advise on employment law
deal with grievances and manage disciplinary procedures
develop HR strategies with senior executives, and line managers, which consider immediate, medium and long-term staff requirements
analyse training needs, plan and deliver training
promote equality and diversity of opportunity
There are many organisations offering Professional HR Qualifications and Accreditation, and some will be more widely recognised in certain regions than others. In order to illustrate the likely areas of study, we will look at CIPD, a professional body for HR and people development, with more than 135,000 members who operate internationally, with centres around the world including Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Continue reading Business Tips: Managing People, Human Resource Management Part 2