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0112 Human resources managers

Human resources managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of human resources and personnel departments, and develop and implement policies, programs and procedures regarding human resource planning, recruitment, collective bargaining, training and development, occupation classification and pay and benefit administration. They represent management and participate actively on various joint committees to maintain ongoing relations between management and employees. Human resources managers are employed throughout the private and public sectors.

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administrator, human resources
manager, employer-employee relations
manager, employment equity – human resources
manager, human resources
manager, industrial relations
manager, occupational health and safety
manager, pay and benefits
manager, personnel
manager, personnel services
manager, personnel training and development
manager, recruiting
manager, staff relations

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Main duties


Human resources managers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of human resources or personnel departments
  • Plan human resource requirements in conjunction with other departmental managers
  • Co-ordinate internal and external training and recruitment activities
  • Develop and implement labour relations policies and procedures and negotiate collective agreements
  • Administer employee development, language training and health and safety programs
  • Advise and assist other departmental managers on interpretation and administration of personnel policies and programs
  • Oversee the classification and rating of occupations
  • Organize and conduct employee information meetings on employment policy, benefits and compensation and participate actively on various joint committees
  • Direct the organization's quality management program
  • Ensure compliance with legislation such as the Pay Equity Act.

Employment requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in a field related to personnel management, such as business administration, industrial relations, commerce or psychology
    or
    Completion of a professional development program in personnel administration is required.
  • Several years of experience as a personnel officer or human resource specialist are required.

Additional information

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

Classified elsewhere

  • Human resources and recruitment officers (1223)
  • Human resources professionals (1121)

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