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Responsibilities of a HR Manager
A.vasanth, HR Consultant, India, Member
What are the HR manager responsibilities? Please list all one by one... Thanks

Roles of HR Manager
RShum, Student (MBA), Hong Kong, Member
These are 3 major roles of a HR Manager:
1. Understand and align the business strategies of the company & implement appropriate strategic HRM processes to cope with market situation.
2. Align with company mission, define appropriate training and development plan to employees and seek faster learning results than the competition.
3. Assist line managers to achieve the related departmental roles and objectives. Collect feedback from individual managers and analysis issues and concerns of staffs. Provide two way communication channels between top management and subordinates.

Roles of Manager HR
Etwell Mutsungi, HR Consultant, South Africa, Member
Where do we place employees in this equation considering that as HRM you are the 'employee advocate'? I would suggest that we add the point of HRM
4. Helping employees understand the role they play in the organization and responding to issues they raise.

Role of HR Manager
Everest Turyahikayo, Manager, Uganda, Member
As an advocate of employees, the HR manager is always at loggerheads with some senior staff who hold misconceptions that knowledge is a monopoly of top managers.
In organizations where financial managements systems are far from transparent, HR managers find it a nightmare to advocate for the welfare of employees.
Dictatorial Chief Executive Officers will never create a breathing space for HR managers. Such officers do not delegate any substantive responsibility. As Robert Jackall puts it in his book Moral Mazes: The World of Corporate Managers, they devolve the blame downwards and attribute praise not where it is due, but where their prudence dictates.
HR managers ought to act in a way Rushworth Kidder described as making tough choices. They will make decisions following Jeremy Bentham's principle of utilitarianism and John Stuart mill's happiness principle. However, dilemmas always come their way.
HR managers will therefore need to be resilient in making tough choices.

Roles of HR Manager
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, SIG Leader
With the right executive leadership and the right HR manager, an organization can succeed. Peter Senge, in his book The Fifth Discipline (1990), identifies the need for a learning organization. If an organization adopts this model, I believe it can succeed. The HR manager should engage people and partners (e.g. employees and managers) through collaboration, cooperation and continuous improvement.
As an HR manager, I have also found Jeffer Liker's The Toyota Way (2004) and Mike Rother's Toyota Kata (2010) to be useful. The HR Manager should also be a part of the leadership team in order to influence and persuade the organization to follow the right path.
The HR Manager's role should encompass leadership of total rewards (compensation and benefits), employee development, organization analysis/design, occupational health and safety, talent management (recruitment and staffing), performance management, employee recognition, and employee or labour relations.

Responsibilities and Functions of Human Resources Manager
Piero Rodrigo Casafranca Abrill, Analyst, Peru, Member
1. Optimize and/or create processes of recruitment evaluation, selection, motivation and so on.
2. Develop the annual HR-plan.
3. Review the plans for training needs of the company.
4. Negotiate the list of demands with union representatives.
5. Approve the payment of payrolls.
6. Approve the payment of social benefits.
7. Classify employees in the organizational hierarchy.
8. Evaluate the suggestions for productivity bonus payments.
9. Select personnel for leadership and management positions.
10. Create policies and standards for the organization.
11. Contract (sign) new employees.
12. Represent the company for regulatory body of work.
13. Guard the balance point between the personal interests of employees and the company's budget.

Re: Key Roles of Human Resource Management
Dawodu Adeyemi, HR Consultant, Nigeria, Member
The Human Resource Management function in any organisation is centered on the following three manifold, that is, Entry-Growth-Exit with each step containing a series of HR activities. For instance:
- The entry phase includes: recruitment/selection process, induction/orientation, training, culture, socialization etc.
- The growth phase includes: training, development, compensation management, employee morale boosting activities, industrial relations, employee self development, etc..
- The exit phase includes: pre and post retirement process such as pension scheme, post retirement empowerment program, etc.
All the above and more form the core activity of HRM in any organisations.

Duties of a HR Manager
R V Chandrakumar, India, Member
All experts have shared their views and explanations for the role of HR Managers.
Truly, HR managers play a vital role in any organisation and they are to move the organisation into the succeeding level.
Basically he should act upon the situation of the business and accordingly he will take the decision and executes without disruption of production.
He should also have a broad vision and strategic thinking, these both coincide to meet the organisation development and growth successfully.
He should have strong interpersonal skills and he relates between the employees and the employer including the management.
He has to know the actual and desirable needs of the organisation, so that he could find and fill the gap between these needs.

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