Human resources managers (NOC 0112)

High demand occupation

About this job

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Human resources managers:

  • direct, control and run the operations of human resources and personnel departments
  • develop and carry out policies and procedures regarding human resource planning, hiring, training and development and pay and benefit management
  • represent management and take part in various joint committees to maintain relations between management and employees
  • work throughout the private and public sectors
Common job titles
  • chief safety officer - occupational health and safety
  • co-ordinator, health and safety
  • director, industrial relations
  • director, vocational training
  • manager, health and safety
  • occupational health and safety director
  • chief safety officer - occupational health and safety
  • co-ordinator, health and safety
  • director, industrial relations
  • director, pay-processing division
  • director, vocational training
  • manager, health and safety

Duties

Human resources managers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • direct the operations of human resources departments
  • develop human resource requirements with other managers
  • arrange internal and external training and hiring activities
  • develop and carry out labour relations policies and discuss agreements
  • organize employee development and health and safety programs
  • advise and help other managers to carry out human resource policies and programs
  • organize meetings on job policy as well as pay and benefits
  • follow laws and regulations such as the Pay Equity Act

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occuaption:

  • Human resources managers typically work in a conventional office environment.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Progression to senior management positions is possible with experience. Other committees led by human resources managers may focus on issues such as alcohol or drug addiction.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.