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Human Resource Manager / Staffing Manager
How to become a Human Resource Manager or Staffing Manager
Although it is not always necessary to have a four-year degree, many employers strongly prefer candidates to have some degree in an applicable field, like labor relations, business administration, human resources, or perhaps even public administration. Employers also consider candidates who have non-business backgrounds,which is fairly typical of a position that requires a high degree of people interaction. That is to say, sometimes experience and effectiveness with people is more important than a formal degree.
There are several professional designations one can obtain as a human resources professional, although the certifications are not necessarily or commonly required as an entry-level applicant. These various designations are highly recommended if one wishes to advance in the human resources field in general. Some of these designations are PHR (Professional in Human Resources), SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources), and GPHR (Global Professional in Human Resources). These designations are not degrees, but are certifications that are obtained by taking complex examinations, resulting in certification by the HR Certification Institute, a national professional organization. These designations are usually maintained by continuing professional education, which requires logging approved numbers of class hours in the area of human resources and related fields.
What does a Human Resource Manager do?
HR and Staffing managers have evolved as a group within companies as companies have grown to understand the importance of HR and Staffing managers in their organizations. In the past, HR and Staffing managers were considered more like administrative and support managers, working more or less with employee benefits, attaining hiring goals, interviewing and helping companies comply with government and regulatory policies. They were less a part of the company as a whole and were not seen as a strategic advantage to maintaining company competitive edge for the company.
Nowadays, HR and Staffing managers hold a much more consultative role within a company and help oversee all those duties mentioned, but they also play an important part in a company's strategic vision as well as with corporate culture formation and development. They are seen as partners and leaders with the rest of company management. They also help formulate policy on performance evaluation, employee development, corporate ethical standards, employee satisfaction initiatives, etc. Staffing managers do focus much more on the hiring aspect of human resources, and sometimes are lumped in together with recruiters.
In many ways, the HR/staffing mangers perform a liaison function between employees and employers, and often times there are competing philosophies between which "side" to lean toward.
What skills or qualities do I need to become a Human Resource Manager?
A HR/staffing manage...