What does a Head HR Manager 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.

  • 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
  • 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}
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
4.0 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Human Resources Manager (Head Human Resources) Salaries

Average Base Pay

$142,628 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$73K
Median: $143K
$278K
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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Jan 19, 2021

“You get to work with really smart and good people who genuinely care about each other and education.”

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Human Resources Manager
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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Human Resources Director
Jun 24, 2020

“I see that the owners are generous and take great strides to deliver superior products/services to our clients.”

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Human Resources Manager
Dec 4, 2020

“Frank is the best place to work and it boosts ur level of service and the girl who is the best”

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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
Sep 17, 2021

“The individuals I am lucky to work with are committed to great customer service to our clients and supporting eachother.”

Circle InteractiveCircle Interactive
Human Resources Director
Nov 18, 2020

“Its a friendly place to work and its a growing company so there is room for progression.”

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Human Resources Director
Nov 18, 2020

“You can park your bikes and the Create Centre is a nice place to work on the river.”

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When working as a head hr manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Leadership, Powerpoint, MS EXCEL, Negotiation, and Strong VERBAL.

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