Human Resources Director Job Description

by Staffer Team

The Human Resources Director guides and manages the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies, and programs for the entire company. Major areas of oversight include: recruiting and staffing, organizational and space planning, performance management and improvement systems, employee relations.

Human Resources Director Responsibilities:

  • Formulates and recommends Human Resources policies and objectives for the company with regard to employee relations.
  • Partners with management to communicate Human Resources policies, procedures, programs and laws.
  • Interviews management- and executive-level candidates; serves as an interviewer for position finalists.
  • Provides necessary education and materials to managers and employees including workshops, manuals, employee handbooks, and standardized reports.
  • Assists managers with the selection and contracting of external training programs and consultants.
  • Conducts a continuing study of all Human Resources policies, programs, and practices to keep management informed of new developments.
  • Leads the development of department goals, objectives, and systems.
  • Develops and administers programs, procedures, and guidelines to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the company.

Human Resources Director Qualifications and Skills:

  • Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, and training and development.
  • Above average oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop team members.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as a successful participant on the executive management team that provides company leadership and direction.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with the company Board of Directors.
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include Excel and skills in database management and record keeping.
  • General knowledge of various employment laws and practices.

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