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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.

Salary Range
€20k - €180k
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In Brief...

Responsible for recruitment of staff, internal staff development, employee training and development.

Knowledge

  • Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
  • Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Skills

  • Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

In Summary - Human Resources / Personnel Manager

Career Sectors

Human Resources / Personnel Managers typically work in the following Career Sectors:

Recruitment
Business Management & Human Resources
Human Resources
Business Management & Human Resources
Business Management
Business Management & Human Resources

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Frank Morrison, Recruitment Manager

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Yvonne Brady, HR Manager

Yvonne Brady is the Area HR Manager in the Hilton Hotel in Dublin. To date she has qualified as a Chef, Diet Chef and Pastry Chef. She continued her studies while working and completed a certificate, followed by a degree in Hotel & Catering Management.  She then completed a Diploma in Human Resources Management and is currently doing a Diploma in Employment Law. She has been with Hilton now for over 7 years and has been promoted 3 times.

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Further Information

The Work - Human Resources / Personnel Manager

Those with entry-level positions in the human resources department of a business typically work with their employer to determine staffing needs, place job opening adverts, review CVs and interview candidates, set up interviews between qualified applicants and the department with the job vacancy, make job offers, teach new employees about the company and handle all aspects of new-hire and other employee-related paperwork, from payroll to tax forms.

They must know and be able to talk to employees about all aspects of the organisation’s human resources needs.

HR manager is a more senior position, usually a promotion. This role often connects employees to senior management, oversees the organisation’s overall administrative needs, and implements HR policies.

HR managers may also supervise more generalist HR roles and consult on hiring new employees. A HR manager is often the only member of the human resources department in small companies and is then typically responsible for all aspects of the company’s human resource needs.

Most commonly reported Work Tasks

  • Serve as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts and helping resolve work-related problems.
  • Analyze and modify compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Advise managers on organizational policy matters such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment, and recommend needed changes.
  • Perform difficult staffing duties, including dealing with understaffing, refereeing disputes, firing employees, and administering disciplinary procedures.
  • Plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives.
  • Identify staff vacancies and recruit, interview and select applicants.
  • Plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate work activities of subordinates and staff relating to employment, compensation, labor relations, and employee relations.
  • Plan, organize, direct, control or coordinate the personnel, training, or labor relations activities of an organization.
  • Represent organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations.
  • Administer compensation, benefits and performance management systems, and safety and recreation programs.

Most commonly reported Work Activities

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
  • Getting Information Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Developing and Building Teams Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
  • Staffing Organizational Units Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.

Interests - Human Resources / Personnel Manager

This occupation is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:

Social

The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Enterprising

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.

Administrative

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.

Entry Requirements - Human Resources / Personnel Manager

This position typically requires a Degree, although a wide variety of degree types would be acceptable including Business Studies, Public Administration, Psychology, Law, Social Studies and Economics.

Last Updated: April, 2015

Pay & Salary - Human Resources / Personnel Manager

Salary Range (thousands per year)* €20k - €180k

HR Director: 55 - 180
Senior HR Manager: 45 - 100
HR Manager: 38 - 100
HR Generalist: 28 - 60
HR Administrator / Officer: 20 - 55
HR Graduate: 20 - 28

Data Source(s):
Sigmar / Brightwater / CPL / Hudson / Abrivia / Lincoln

Last Updated: February, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.

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