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Human resource managers and directors

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£10,400 pile of coins

Age 35

£49,400 pile of coins

Age 50

£61,880 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £42,640

What does this career do?

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.

Typical tasks

  • determines staffing needs
  • oversees the preparation of job descriptions, drafts advertisements and interviews candidates
  • oversees the monitoring of employee performance and career development needs
  • provides or arranges for provision of training courses
  • undertakes industrial relations negotiations with employees’ representatives or trades unions
  • develops and administers salary, health and safety and promotion policies
  • examines and reports on company and departmental structures, chains of command, information flows, etc. and evaluates efficiency of existing operations
  • considers alternative work procedures to improve productivity
  • stays abreast of relevant legislation, considers its impact on the organisation’s HR strategy and recommends appropriate action.

Current entry requirements

There are no pre-set entry standards, although entry is most common with a degree or equivalent qualification. Off- and on-the-job training is provided and professional qualifications are available. NVQs/SVQs in relevant subjects are available at levels 3, 4 and 5.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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