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HR MANAGER, IN-DEPTH: Balances The Needs Of Company & Employees

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Debbie, a Human Resources Manager for a manufacturing company, describes what she loves most about her job, its challenges, and her work-life balance. It's not easy balancing out the needs of the company with the needs of employees but when it works, there's nothing better.

Degree: Business - MBA
Job Title: Human Resources Manager

Job Summary: Human Resources Managers

Job Description

Human resources managers plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between an organization's management and its employees.

On-the-Job Training

None

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Society for Human Resource Management.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$60,000 - $170,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Travel
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Leadership ability, People skills, Problem solving skills, Public speaking ability, Verbal communication skills

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m='13100'>of</span> <span m='13210'>employees.</span> <span m='14380'>So</span> <span m='14630'>there's</span> <span m='14910'>a</span> <span m='14980'>lot</span> <span m='15200'>of</span> <span m='15400'>compromise</span> <span m='16140'>involved,</span> <span m='16510'>because</span> <span m='16890'>certainly,</span> <span m='17290'>you</span> <span m='17500'>are</span> <span m='17810'>a</span> <span m='17880'>business</span> <span m='18280'>partner,</span> <span m='19030'>and</span> <span m='19580'>you</span> <span m='19730'>need</span> <span m='19920'>to</span> <span m='19980'>be</span> <span m='20120'>focused</span> <span m='20570'>on</span> <span m='20720'>making</span> <span m='21040'>the</span> <span m='21140'>business</span> <span m='21520'>successful</span> <span m='22170'>because</span> <span m='22450'>that's</span> <span m='22720'>what's in</span> <span m='23020'>everyone's</span> <span m='23630'>best</span> <span m='23900'>interest.</span> <span m='25230'>But</span> <span m='25400'>how</span> <span m='25780'>can</span> <span m='26270'>you do that and</span> <span m='26710'>give</span> <span m='27120'>employees</span> <span m='27750'>the</span> <span m='27870'>things</span> <span m='28350'>that</span> <span m='28600'>they</span> <span m='28770'>want</span> <span m='29070'>and</span> <span m='29370'>need</span> <span m='29970'>to</span> <span m='30090'>stay</span> <span m='30620'>motivated</span> <span m='31620'>and</span> <span m='32380'>engaged</span> <span m='32785'>and</span> <span m='33190'>want</span> <span m='33590'>to</span> <span m='33690'>come</span> <span m='33970'>to</span> <span m='34090'>work</span> <span m='34370'>every</span> <span m='34610'>day?</span> </p><p><span m='35300'>So</span> <span m='35830'>it's</span> <span m='36290'>what</span> <span m='36440'>I</span> <span m='36550'>like.</span> <span m='36830'>It's</span> <span m='37020'>very,</span> <span m='37250'>very</span> <span m='37500'>challenging.</span> <span m='38000'>Sometimes,</span> <span m='38420'>it</span> <span m='38500'>seems</span> <span m='38720'>impossible.</span> <span m='39310'>But</span> <span m='39840'>when</span> <span m='40120'>you</span> <span m='40880'>get</span> <span m='41110'>to</span> <span m='41180'>the</span> <span m='41270'>point</span> <span m='41550'>where</span> <span m='41680'>you</span> <span m='41750'>have</span> <span m='42010'>a</span> <span m='42100'>win,</span> <span m='42580'>it's</span> <span m='42770'>really</span> <span m='43080'>exciting,</span> <span m='43370'>and</span> <span m='43660'>it's very</span> <span m='44010'>fulfilling.</span> <span m='45200'>I</span> <span m='45670'>have</span> <span m='45840'>done</span> <span m='45980'>a</span> <span m='46040'>lot</span> <span m='46220'>of</span> <span m='46290'>training,</span> <span m='46710'>and</span> <span m='46780'>one</span> <span m='46960'>of</span> <span m='47060'>the</span> <span m='47390'>questions</span> <span m='47980'>we</span> <span m='48090'>asked</span> <span m='48300'>all</span> <span m='48470'>of the</span> <span m='48550'>participants</span> <span m='48845'>is,</span> <span m='49720'>who's</span> <span m='49940'>one</span> <span m='50100'>of the</span> <span m='50170'>most</span> <span m='50440'>important</span> <span m='51130'>people</span> <span m='51880'>in</span> <span m='52060'>your</span> <span m='52150'>life?</span> <span m='52400'>Most</span> <span m='53320'>influential</span> <span m='53920'>people?</span> <span m='54730'>And,</span> <span m='54870'>of</span> <span m='54930'>course,</span> <span m='55190'>we</span> <span m='55310'>have</span> <span m='55520'>parents</span> <span m='57190'>and</span> <span m='57420'>maybe</span> <span m='57670'>siblings</span> <span m='58480'>and other</span> <span m='58700'>relatives,</span> <span m='59015'>but</span> <span m='59330'>for</span> <span m='59470'>me,</span> <span m='60470'>one</span> <span m='60610'>of</span> <span m='60670'>the</span> <span m='60750'>most</span> <span m='61050'>important</span> <span m='61750'>was</span> <span m='62700'>my</span> <span m='62970'>first</span> <span m='63730'>boss</span> <span m='64390'>in</span> <span m='64720'>human</span> <span m='64989'>resources.</span> </p><p><span m='66510'>And</span> <span m='66670'>I</span> <span m='66740'>really</span> <span m='67200'>consider</span> <span m='67700'>him</span> <span m='68160'>a</span> <span m='68470'>mentor,</span> <span m='69390'>and</span> <span m='69980'>I</span> <span m='70140'>think</span> <span m='70460'>that</span> <span m='71300'>we</span> <span m='71490'>had</span> <span m='71690'>some</span> <span m='71840'>very,</span> <span m='72100'>very</span> <span m='72370'>difficult</span> <span m='72820'>times</span> <span m='73170'>together.</span> <span m='73570'>We</span> <span m='73690'>no</span> <span m='73850'>longer</span> <span m='74160'>work</span> <span m='74390'>together,</span> <span m='74790'>but</span> <span m='74970'>we</span> <span m='75150'>are</span> <span m='75210'>very,</span> <span m='75460'>very</span> <span m='75710'>good</span> <span m='75880'>friends.</span> <span m='77050'>And</span> <span m='77970'>when</span> <span m='78260'>you</span> <span m='78710'>find</span> <span m='79100'>a</span> <span m='79140'>mentor</span> <span m='79580'>and</span> <span m='80000'>they</span> <span m='80310'>are</span> <span m='80580'>truly</span> <span m='81130'>engaged</span> <span m='82110'>in</span> <span m='82375'>you</span> <span m='82640'>being</span> <span m='83180'>the</span> <span m='83250'>most</span> <span m='83460'>successful</span> <span m='84010'>that you</span> <span m='84140'>came</span> <span m='84510'>be,</span> <span m='86310'>sometimes</span> <span m='86820'>the</span> <span m='86900'>relationship</span> <span m='87510'>can</span> <span m='87730'>be</span> <span m='87980'>very</span> <span m='88530'>difficult.</span> <span m='89870'>Because</span> <span m='90200'>they're</span> <span m='90350'>going</span> <span m='90610'>to</span> <span m='90710'>have to</span> <span m='91000'>be</span> <span m='91230'>very</span> <span m='91660'>honest</span> <span m='92090'>with</span> <span m='92270'>you,</span> <span m='92600'>and</span> <span m='92840'>some</span> <span m='93080'>of</span> <span m='93210'>it</span> <span m='93350'>can</span> <span m='93590'>be</span> <span m='94090'>hard</span> <span m='94390'>to</span> <span m='94690'>take</span> <span m='95180'>and can</span> <span m='95570'>even be</span> <span m='95900'>a</span> <span m='95980'>little</span> <span m='96880'>hurtful.</span> <span m='97400'>But</span> <span m='98900'>take</span> <span m='99200'>all</span> <span m='99630'>of the</span> <span m='99730'>feedback</span> <span m='100560'>that</span> <span m='101240'>you</span> <span m='101390'>can</span> <span m='101670'>get,</span> <span m='103688'>and</span> <span m='105150'>get</span> <span m='105660'>up</span> <span m='105820'>every</span> <span m='106040'>day</span> <span m='106490'>and</span> <span m='107210'>try</span> <span m='107370'>to</span> <span m='107470'>make</span> <span m='107710'>improvements.</span> <span m='109440'>And</span> <span m='109530'>that's</span> <span m='109720'>what</span> <span m='109850'>it</span> <span m='109930'>is.</span> <span m='110120'>It's</span> <span m='110290'>every</span> <span m='110660'>single</span> <span m='111100'>day</span> <span m='111440'>being</span> <span m='111780'>willing</span> <span m='112170'>to</span> <span m='112360'>improve</span> <span m='112940'>and</span> <span m='113440'>being</span> <span m='113810'>willing</span> <span m='114070'>to</span> <span m='114180'>change.</span> </p><p><span m='115850'>I'm</span> <span m='116070'>happy</span> <span m='116360'>with</span> <span m='116510'>my</span> <span m='116640'>work</span> <span m='116900'>life</span> <span m='117130'>balance.</span> <span m='117480'>I</span> <span m='117530'>think</span> <span m='117840'>work</span> <span m='118090'>life</span> <span m='118380'>balance</span> <span m='118900'>is</span> <span m='119000'>something</span> <span m='119480'>that</span> <span m='120290'>sometimes</span> <span m='120730'>people</span> <span m='121050'>expect</span> <span m='121460'>a</span> <span m='121550'>company</span> <span m='122180'>to</span> <span m='122310'>do</span> <span m='122480'>that</span> <span m='122730'>for</span> <span m='123050'>them,</span> <span m='123460'>and</span> <span m='123640'>I</span> <span m='123780'>think</span> <span m='123970'>that's</span> <span m='124200'>something</span> <span m='124670'>that's</span> <span m='125550'>similar</span> <span m='126030'>to</span> <span m='126180'>moral.</span> <span m='127700'>It's</span> <span m='127880'>a</span> <span m='127940'>lot</span> <span m='128259'>about</span> <span m='128780'>the</span> <span m='128870'>individual</span> <span m='129639'>and</span> <span m='129789'>how</span> <span m='130310'>they</span> <span m='130850'>manage</span> <span m='131270'>it.</span> <span m='131780'>So</span> <span m='132640'>I</span> <span m='132800'>try</span> <span m='133130'>to</span> <span m='134210'>leave</span> <span m='134510'>the</span> <span m='134640'>office</span> <span m='135130'>every</span> <span m='135360'>day</span> <span m='135640'>at</span> <span m='135840'>a</span> <span m='135860'>reasonable</span> <span m='136400'>time,</span> <span m='137260'>but</span> <span m='137660'>there</span> <span m='137930'>are</span> <span m='138110'>many,</span> <span m='138390'>many</span> <span m='138630'>times</span> <span m='139060'>that</span> <span m='139240'>I'm</span> <span m='139430'>sitting</span> <span m='139770'>down</span> <span m='140590'>on</span> <span m='140780'>my</span> <span m='140880'>couch,</span> <span m='141790'>in</span> <span m='141950'>my</span> <span m='142070'>pajamas,</span> <span m='143420'>at</span> <span m='143600'>9</span> <span m='143760'>o'clock,</span> <span m='144200'>watching</span> <span m='144680'>whatever</span> <span m='144980'>my</span> <span m='145100'>favorite</span> <span m='145460'>TV</span> <span m='145720'>show</span> <span m='146070'>is,</span> <span m='146730'>and</span> <span m='147550'>working</span> <span m='147920'>on</span> <span m='148020'>my</span> <span m='148140'>laptop</span> <span m='148770'>and</span> <span m='149000'>knocking</span> <span m='149390'>out</span> <span m='149510'>a</span> <span m='149560'>few</span> <span m='149830'>emails</span> <span m='150390'>or</span> <span m='150520'>a</span> <span m='150550'>few</span> <span m='150730'>tasks</span> <span m='151240'>so</span> <span m='151420'>that</span> <span m='152790'>tomorrow</span> <span m='153270'>I</span> <span m='153360'>can</span> <span m='154060'>you</span> <span m='154270'>get</span> <span m='154480'>started</span> <span m='154890'>on</span> <span m='155010'>the</span> <span m='155110'>right</span> <span m='155320'>foot.</span> <span m='155620'>So</span> <span m='156130'>I</span> <span m='156260'>think</span> <span m='156640'>creating</span> <span m='157000'>the</span> <span m='157090'>work</span> <span m='157310'>life</span> <span m='157510'>balance</span> <span m='157930'>is</span> <span m='158570'>very</span> <span m='158790'>possible,</span> <span m='159680'>but</span> <span m='160020'>I</span> <span m='160100'>think</span> <span m='160460'>you</span> <span m='160610'>shouldn't</span> <span m='160980'>expect</span> <span m='161470'>your</span> <span m='161680'>employer</span> <span m='162080'>to</span> <span m='162170'>be</span> <span m='162470'>really</span> <span m='162800'>engaged</span> <span m='163320'>in</span> <span m='163390'>that.</span> <span m='164500'>Certainly,</span> <span m='164850'>you</span> <span m='164940'>want</span> <span m='165270'>somebody</span> <span m='165620'>that</span> <span m='165880'>supports</span> <span m='166320'>that</span> <span m='166590'>and</span> <span m='166680'>wants</span> <span m='167030'>that</span> <span m='167240'>for</span> <span m='167440'>you,</span> <span m='167900'>but</span> <span m='168250'>it's</span> <span m='168450'>really</span> <span m='168760'>about</span> <span m='169000'>how</span> <span m='169130'>you</span> <span m='169270'>manage</span> <span m='169630'>it</span> <span m='169750'>yourself.</span> </p>","file":{"id":341422,"video_id":"3092905465001","name":"1762-Debbie-HumanResources2","duration":170899,"thumbnail_url":null}});