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Human Resource Manager



Human resources managers plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff and serve as a link between an organization’s management and its employees.



What responsibilities will I have?

  • Implement and support the policies and practices that are consistent with the philosophy of the company
  • Have an understanding of human resource laws in order to ensure the company is compliant with laws and regulations
  • Serve as the company representative in termination hearings 
  • Partner with other members of the human resources department to ensure consistent overall human resources leadership and procedures
  • Conducts new hire on-boarding and early engagement for all new employees
  • Recruit and interview new talent
  • Serve as an advisor for human resources issues to leadership
  • Find innovative ways to recruit and retain new talent
  • In collaboration with accounting department, advise employees on benefits and pay issues
  • Provides management with human Resource related information reports
  • Works with individual in charge of payroll regarding pay, absences, and time reporting matters
  • Provides direction to employees on all human resource related policies and procedures 
  • Conducts human resource audits and risk assessments
  • Handle dissolving employee conflict


What education and training is required?

A bachelor’s degree in human resources or other business-related degree can prepare you for a career as a human resource manager. Many employers may also require you to have your SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) or SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) certification. 


To pursue a career as a human resource manager:

The following high school courses are recommended:  agricultural education, mathematics, statistics, accounting, psychology and Spanish.


Where can I work?

Human resource managers are employed at most medium and larger size companies. You can work in a variety of agricultural industries, being bi-lingual would be extremely valuable in recruiting in many sectors of agriculture. 


Future Job Market / Outlook

The future outlook for a human resource manager will be great over the next five years.


Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • National Human Resources Association
  • WorldAtWork  
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