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NLU HRMD Careers in Human Resource Management

Careers in Human Resource Management

A career in human resource management can be especially rewarding because in addition to helping a business fulfill its goals, you're also responsible for helping individual employees fulfill their personal career goals. If you want to pursue a career in business that lets you work with people on a daily basis, then a career in human resource management may be exactly what you're looking for. Explore some of the most common careers in human resource management.

Compensation Manager

A compensation manager is responsible for planning and overseeing how much a business pays its employees and how they are paid. This involves coordinating payroll, retirement plans, health insurance and other employee benefits. Compensation managers may also be responsible for conducting audits of existing employee compensation programs and making suggestions for improvement. Businesses across virtually every industry hire compensation managers, which makes compensation management a field with attractively strong employment demand.1

Human Resource Manager

Human resource managers oversee, plan and direct an organization's employees. A human resource manager is usually responsible for duties such as recruiting, interviewing, hiring, developing personnel policies, employee training and performance appraisals. In addition to handling the administrative aspects of managing a business' employees, human resource managers are often in charge of promoting an employee-focused business environment, which can include advocating for employee programs and helping employees reach their full potential, both professionally and personally.2

Other Careers in Human Resource Management

In addition to human resource management and compensation management, other popular human resources careers include:

  • Talent Acquisition Specialist/Manager
  • Director of Training and Development
  • Director of Benefits
  • Director of Labor-Management Relations
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Recruiter
  • Human Resources Consultant

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