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Human resources managers

OaSIS code 10011.00

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.

Overview

Also known as

  • Employer-employee relations manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Industrial relations manager
  • Occupational health and safety manager
  • Pay and benefits manager
  • Personnel director
  • Personnel services manager
  • Personnel training and development manager
  • Recruiting manager
  • Staff relations manager

Main duties

This group performs 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
  • Coordinate 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.

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.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Human resources professionals (11200)
  • Human resources and recruitment officers (12101)

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Communicating with Coworkers
5 - Highest Level
Developing Objectives and Strategies
5 - Highest Level
Providing Consultation and Advice
5 - Highest Level
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
5 - Highest Level
Staffing
5 - Highest Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
4 - High amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
3 - More than 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Standing
Duration
1 - Very little time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
5 - Every day, almost continuously
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
4 - Highly important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Establishements throughout the private and public sector

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Fluency of Ideas
4 - High Level
Memorizing
4 - High Level
Problem Identification
4 - High Level
Speech Clarity
4 - High Level
Speech Recognition
4 - High Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Decision Making
5 - Highest Level
Evaluation
5 - Highest Level
Management of Personnel Resources
5 - Highest Level
Monitoring
5 - Highest Level
Negotiating
5 - Highest Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Collaboration
5 - Extremely important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Analytical Thinking
4 - Highly important
Attention to Detail
4 - Highly important
Concern for Others
4 - Highly important