HR Manager
Industry:Manufacturer
Location:Portland, OR
Salary:DOE
Visa Sponsor:No
Language:English: Native Level
POSITION SUMMARY:
Plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Serve as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts, and helping resolve work-related problems.
2. Analyze and modify compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
3. Advise managers on organizational policy matters such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment, and recommend needed changes.
4. Perform difficult staffing duties, including dealing with understaffing, refereeing disputes, firing employees, and administering disciplinary procedures.
5. Plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives.
6. Identify staff vacancies and recruit, interview, and select applicants.
7. Plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate work activities of subordinates and staff relating to employment, compensation, labor relations, and employee relations.
8. Plan, organize, direct, control, or coordinate the personnel, training, or labor relations activities of
an organization.
9. Represent organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations.
10. Administer compensation, benefits and performance management systems, and safety and
recreation programs.

SKILLS:
1. 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.
2. Management of Personnel Resources—Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and identifying the best people for the job.
3. Social Perceptiveness—Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
4. Speaking—Talking to others to convey information effectively.
5. Coordination—Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
6. Critical Thinking—Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
7. Reading Comprehension—Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
8. Judgment and Decision Making—Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
9. Negotiation—Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
10. Complex Problem Solving—Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

KNOWLEDGE:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. English Language—Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
4. Customer and Personal Service—Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
5. Law and Government—Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
6. Psychology—Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
7. 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.
8. Mathematics—Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
ATTRIBUTES:
1. Oral Comprehension—The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
2. Written Comprehension—The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
3. Oral Expression—The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
4. Speech Recognition—The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
5. Written Expression—The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
6. Deductive Reasoning—The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
7. Speech Clarity—The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
8. Inductive Reasoning—The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
9. Problem Sensitivity—The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
10. Fluency of Ideas—The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, industrial relations, labor relations, or industrial psychology, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.