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 organisationâ€™s systems, methods and procedures and advise on, plan and implement procedures to improve utilisation of labour, equipment and materials.
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.
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 employeesâ€™ 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 organisationâ€™s HR strategy and recommends appropriate action.
Estimated Pay Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).
Unemployment Data The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.
Projected Employment Levels