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HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGERS
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Occupation Description:
 
  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).
 
Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Prepare personnel forecast to project employment needs.
  • Prepare and follow budgets for personnel operations.
  • Develop, administer and evaluate applicant tests.
  • Oversee the evaluation, classification and rating of occupations and job positions.
  • Study legislation, arbitration decisions, and collective bargaining contracts to assess industry trends.
  • Develop or administer special projects in areas such as pay equity, savings bond programs, day care, and employee awards.
  • Provide terminated employees with outplacement or relocation assistance.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the 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..
  • 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..
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • 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..
  • 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..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • 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..
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process..
  • 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..
  • 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..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Work experience, plus a bachelor's or higher degree
 
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Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $138,926.00 $66.79 $38.83 $44.28 - $78.33
Bridgeport/Stamford $161,410.00 $77.60 $44.03 $50.54 - $93.97
Danbury $155,949.00 $74.97 $40.29 $45.16 - $96.19
Hartford $126,260.00 $60.71 $39.00 $44.63 - $71.41
New Haven $116,166.00 $55.85 $35.58 $40.58 - $61.15
New London/Norwich $143,947.00 $69.21 $37.00 $41.53 - $88.35
Waterbury $108,083.00 $51.96 $32.46 $35.43 - $52.29
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2016 2026
State of Connecticut 2,460 2,680 0.8% 225
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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