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What to Expect in Human Resources

A human resource manager oversees all facets of employment practices and employee relations. Talent recruitment, interviewing, hiring and orientation are key duties of a human resource manager. Mediating employee conflict and assisting managers with discipline and termination of employees falls under the job responsibilities of a human resource manager.


Human Resources Professionals typically have these skills:

  • Associate Degree in appropriate field or equivalent work experience plus minimum years of related experience
  • Experience in interpreting and applying department policies and procedures and applicable laws, rules, and regulations and responding to and resolving employee questions and concerns
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to handle administrative duties with a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality
  • Conduct business internally and externally with professionalism, tact and respect
  • Establish rapport and trust at all levels within the organization

Other Human Resources duties may include:

  • In small companies, a human resource manager may be responsible for the comprehensive needs of the workforce
  • In large organizations, human resource managers may oversee a team of professionals who direct individual specialty areas
  • Payroll management
  • Insurance benefits, medical or disability leave and compliance with labor laws
  • Recommend effective, efficient organizational development plans
  • Ensuring the availability of qualified personnel through Human Resource processes

Human Resources Professionals in the Twin Cities can make $20-$49 an hour.

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