Manufacturing operations require staff; and these staff need to be recruited, inducted and trained, their ongoing wellbeing has to be maintained, and their workplace conditions need to be monitored. Human resource (HR) managers plan, administer and review activities relating to staff recruitment, selection, training and development, conditions of employment and other human resource issues within organisations.
Human resources managers may …
In small organisations, human resources officers are usually responsible for all staffing matters. In large organisations they may specialise in a particular area, such as recruitment, wages and entitlements or staff training.
Human resource managers working for manufacturing firms will spend a lot of time in an office. They will however also attend management meetings and also spend time meeting with workers, individually and collectively, in meetings and ‘on site' on the factory floor. Some human resource specialists may establish their own businesses as human resources-personnel consultants.
You may be able to work as a human resources officer without formal qualifications, but employers usually prefer formal qualifications such as a Degree.
Of course, with experience, and possibly further training, you can continue to progress further along a career pathway that could see you in a number of senior management positions.
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