Sample human resources manager job description

[Company X] has a long history of hiring engaged, productive employees, and we’re looking for a human resources (HR) manager to continue this tradition. The ideal candidate will have experience in HR or employee recruitment, with a thorough understanding of HR policies and procedures. The bulk of the role will involve employee orientations, benefits administration, compensation, rewards, and conflict resolution, and there is great opportunity for developing and refining systems. We’re eager to find a human resources manager who connects easily with people and has a detail-oriented mindset for handling the dynamic nature of today’s workforce.

Objectives of this role

  • Oversee and refine employee standards and procedures, using existing HR systems as well as improved or recommended processes
  • Maintain and enhance employee benefits programs, including compensation, health insurance, expense reimbursement, and vacation
  • Assist with recruitment efforts, and prepare employees for their assignments by establishing and conducting orientation and training programs
  • Ensure compliance with national and local HR regulations by conducting investigations and maintaining records
  • Identify and recommend improvements to internal standard operating procedures, including team restructuring and morale building


  • Support departments in developing and delivering strategic HR plans that fit with the overall business direction
  • Plan, monitor, and appraise HR activities by scheduling management conferences, resolving employee grievances, training managers in how to coach and discipline, and counseling employees and supervisors
  • Champion the onboarding process by ensuring that it's high-quality and up to date, and provide clarity and connection for employees so their roles serve the overall business vision
  • Maintain management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human-resources policies and procedures
  • Build strong relationships with external suppliers, fostering trust and promoting collaboration
  • Handle confidential matters with discretion

Required skills and qualifications

  • Three or more years of experience in human resources or employee recruitment
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and an ethical mindset
  • Adept at problem-solving and conflict resolution
  • Strong problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills
  • Familiarity with HR software

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in human resources or related field
  • Experience working with PeopleSoft software 
  • Strong understanding of national laws related to HR