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Human Resources Managers
(SOC Code : 11-3121)
in California

Plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization. Excludes managers who primarily focus on compensation and benefits (11-3111) and training and development (11-3131).

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Work experience, plus bachelor's or higher degree .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
California 20221st Qtr$76.46$49.83$68.78$0.00

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeTotal Job Openings
California 2018 - 202823,50026,2002,70011.523,730

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,18712.4%
Elementary and Secondary Schools 16,0354.2%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,4883.5%
Colleges and Universities 1,5133.3%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 32,8663.1%
Employment Services 4,8173.0%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 8,8252.6%
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services8,6832.5%
Accounting and Bookkeeping Services 18,4312.3%
Accommodation 11,1322.2%
Architectural and Engineering Services 17,6521.9%
Offices of Physicians 47,3871.9%
Office Administrative Services 5,5101.8%
Semiconductor and Electronic Components 1,2851.6%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 9371.5%
Individual and Family Services 31,3151.3%
Depository Credit Intermediation 7,9661.1%
Legal Services 43,9501.1%
Medical Equipment and Supplies Mfg 2,2771.1%
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers 4,4761.0%
Outpatient Care Centers 9,6911.0%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Labor and Industrial Relations

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
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.

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Top Skills used in this Job
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.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Recognition - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

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