What does a Director of HR do?

An HR manager is responsible for planning, coordinating, and evaluating the various services, policies, and programs of an organization's HR department. This ranges from evaluating recruiting, interviewing, and hiring processes, to overseeing employee benefit programs, to developing a strategic plan for the HR department. In addition, HR managers keep a pulse on employee relations, ensure practices are compliant with regulations, and coordinate the administering of services like onboarding, benefits, and training.

Most HR managers have a bachelor's degree in human resources or business management, with some having a master's degree in human resources, labor relations, or business. Beyond a degree, successful HR managers generally possess keen interpersonal skills, a natural ability to lead, and a strong sense of prioritization.

What responsibilities are common for Director of HR jobs?
  • Manage and lead a collaborative recruiting team that can scale to the dynamic demands of a growing company
  • Define consistent data-driven hiring metrics and goals
  • Act as a key business partner to members of the company to improve the recruiting process
  • Passionately drive results by thinking and acting quickly to ensure the long-term best interest of company objectives
  • Stay connected to the competitive landscape, including trends in tech recruiting and compensation
What are the typical qualifications for Director of HR jobs?
  • A track record with sourcing, recruiting and closing extraordinary talent
  • Strong program management skills
  • Experience designing, assessing, deploying and optimizing talent campaigns and initiatives
  • Experience with defining and presenting recruiting and pipeline metrics and data
  • We’re looking for someone with 5+ years of experience in HR, has a 4-year degree in Business, Human Resources or similar, and is familiar with the following software/tools:
    • {Insert software and tools that you’d like your HR manager to have experience using here}
Education--
Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
4.0 ★
Avg. Experience5-7 years

How much does a Director of HR make?

Confident
$135,290 /yr
Total Pay
$102,655
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$32,634
 /yr

Additional Pay

$135,290

 / yr
$88K$212K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Director of HR Career Path

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Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
1%
2 - 4
17%
5 - 7
46%
8+
36%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

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Dec 25, 2021

“5. There are endless opportunities in this organisation and the best part is your work gets recognised and rewarded.”

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Apr 22, 2022

“It is a great place to start your career and you will learn a lot!”

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Dec 4, 2020

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Apr 13, 2022

“No cons ...management is very supportive and go to great lengths to make PrismHR the best place to work..”

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May 10, 2022

“The new CEO is amazing and I am excited for the new changes within the organization.”

Hippo Innovations Private Limited
Senior Executive Human Resources
Jun 29, 2021

“Storehippo is a great platform to start your career with and to enhance your skills.”

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Human Resources Manager
May 19, 2022

“Not much of Cons as it is a great place to learn and explore yourself.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of HR managers

A human resource manager spends a typical day planning, coordinating, and overseeing a company's administrative functions. Each day, they deal with recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of staff as well as consult with executives on strategic planning for the company. They also serve as a link between management and employees.

HR managers are in demand all across the globe. As new companies form or expand their operations, they need more HR managers to administer and monitor their employees. One of the benefits of working as an HR manager is developing a strong relationship with employees and others in management roles.

Yes, HR managers do get paid well, although the salary depends upon where they work and their years of experience. The average yearly base salary for HR managers is $135,290 but those with additional experience can earn up to $212,002.

The hardest part of being an HR manager involves being flexible and adaptable to the ever-changing nature of businesses operations. Successful HR managers also need a thick skin and not take issues personally since they deal with conflict, pay cuts, disciplinary actions, and firings.

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