HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Employee Relations Manager, Human Resources Administration Director, Human Resources Director (HR Director), Human Resources Manager (HR Manager), Human Resources Operations Manager

JOB TASKS

  • Serve as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts and helping resolve work-related problems.

  • Advise managers on organizational policy matters, such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment, and recommend needed changes.

  • Analyze and modify compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.

  • Perform difficult staffing duties, including dealing with understaffing, refereeing disputes, firing employees, and administering disciplinary procedures.

  • Represent organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $58.28/hr. – $121,220 annual.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Faster than average (5%-7%)
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 13,300

REQUIRED EDUCATION

High school diploma/GED, Bachelor’s Degree

LOCAL CAREER SPOTLIGHT

JENNIFER JACKSON

Human Resources Director

COMPANY DETAILS

Steward Health Care

Steward Health Care is the largest private, physician-led health care network—caring for millions of people across the U.S. and beyond.

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Over the course of my middle school and high school education, I cultivated a drive for helping others which influenced my decision to pursue a career where I could make a difference in the lives of those around me. After high school, I went straight into the workforce to help support myself and my daughter. To get to where I am today, I worked in many different industries, until I ultimately decided Human Resources was where I wanted to be professionally. I started my experience with an unpaid internship while working in the hospitality industry. In my position as a Human Resources (HR) Director for the Steward New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton, MA, I am responsible for building a strategic partnership between our department, managers, and employees. Human Resources manages the full cycle of employment, starting with the hiring of an employee and ending when the individual is no longer with the organization. Every day, I have the unique opportunity to help guide and coach managers and employees professionally, as well as use my creative skills to find solutions to problems. An essential attribute that makes me successful in this role is being able to connect and work with all levels of professionals. In addition, the person holding this position must be able to get tasks and projects to the finish line on time.

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