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Human Resources Managers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Human Resources Managers plan, direct, and coordinate the human resources functions of an organisation.  They oversee the recruitment, interview, and training of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between an organisation's management and its employees.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Trade Specific Competencies

Leadership and decision-making skills

Human Resources Managers must be able to direct staff and oversee the operations of their department. They have to coordinate work activities and ensure that employees in the department complete their duties and fulfil their responsibilities. Human Resources Managers should be able to balance the strengths and weaknesses of different options and decide the best course of action.

Interpersonal skills

Human Resources Managers need strong interpersonal skills because they regularly interact with people and develop positive working relationships with their colleagues.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A bachelor's degree in human resources or business administration or human resources subjects


  • 3-5 years' relevant experience is required

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $12,000-$27,000

Monthly Salary $25,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $35,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $45,000-$75,000

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Work Environment

  • Human Resources Managers work in offices and usually work full time during regular business hours

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