HR manager job description

The HR manager is tasked with sourcing, training and retaining staff. They are the main support for the workforce and ensure that every employee has the resources they need to perform at their best. 

HR manager responsibilities

The HR manager job description involves tasks and skills which focus on building and supporting the organisation’s workforce. They are tasked with identifying skills gaps and filling them with new staff or by training existing employees. The HR manager partners with senior leadership to advise on best practice techniques to drive performance, productivity and employee engagement. 
 
HR manager responsibilities include:

  • Talent management, acquisition and retention
  • Employee relations
  • Salary benchmarking
  • Remuneration trend tracking and package building
  • Managing staff training and development
  • Performance review management
  • Staff support

HR manager qualifications, skills and experience

The most sought-after HR managers have a western education, typically with degrees in human resources or management. Employers are also looking for HR managers with several years of relevant industry experience.
 
HR managers should ideally have some of the following soft skills:

  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent emotional intelligence
  • Critical observation
  • Excellent decision-making skills
  • Collaboration skills

The HR manager job description will also include some of the following skills or experience:

  • Knowledge of/experience with new labour laws
  • Digital skills
  • Hiring trend insight
  • CIPD qualifications
  • Arabic and English language speaking skills

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