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Human Resources Manager

Director of Human Resources

An HR Manager is responsible for the professional life of employees from the moment they join the company until they leave. They provide the management team with a human resources policy that covers recruitment, career management, remuneration and working conditions. They manage it and implement it within the company. They are also responsible for personnel administration, including payroll, labour law and training. Furthermore, they coordinate labour relations, and support managers in their tasks.


  • They ensure the implementation of the company’s strategic decisions on human resources.

  • They manage negotiations with employee representatives on issues relating to employment, pay, training, and working conditions.

  • They are able to identify the skills within the company and anticipate their evolution.

  • They support team leaders and directors in their role as managers in matters relating to organisation, skills development, team motivation, disciplinary issues, etc.

  • They ensure compliance with labour laws and report to the Health & Safety Executive.

Required skills

  • Good listening skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to analyse and summarise
  • Organisational skills
  • Rigour
  • Ability to present and speak in public

What you need to learn/master

  • Labour law
  • Management
  • Change management
  • HR management
  • Diversity management
  • Social management and HR performance
  • Psychology
  • English

Career opportunities and progression

  • With 10+ years of experience in a variety of HR functions, a number of job positions are possible.
  • Consultant
  • Director of a Recruitment Agency
  • General Secretary

Qualification requirements

5 years of post-High School education


Junior: €50,000 - €60,000     

Experienced: up to €120,000 depending on size of structure