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HR managers: complex and varied management positions in HR development and administration

Being the HR manager of a company involves a wide variety of tasks. HR managers are needed in every business sector, and can make a significant contribution to corporate success and competitiveness with their expertise. As the manager of the human resources department within a company, you are responsible for the strategy, procedures and processes and also the efficiency and quality of the entire human resources department.. But you are also responsible for all matters regarding to the personnel within the company. You take on the role as a mediator between the management level, the employees and the works council, you are available as a contact person and you design training and development plans for individual employees on the basis of the company’s targets.

The HR manager also develops recruitment strategies, and clearly defines the vacancies to be filled. All HR-related questions and decisions are determined by the HR manager. The HR manager can help to shape the company and influence important decisions by making decisions concerning recruitment, administration and further training as well as the development of the HR and salary strategy.

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As the HR manager of a company, you have direct influence on matters relating to personnel. You are responsible for the support and concerns of existing employees, and give the management advice on matters concerning the future personnel structure.

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As a business person, your employees are your capital. Your HR manager looks after the HR department, and acts as an intermediary between your staff and your management. You will successfully develop your company together with the HR manager.

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As an interim HR manager, you will be bringing in extensive practical experience in human resources and management, plus business and psychological expertise. You will be very familiar with the latest trends and legal situations from previous projects, and can strategically manage the deployment of personnel.

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An HR manager is primarily the head of a company's HR department. He/she is responsible for hiring staff or giving them additional training staff in the interests of the company. An HR manager is a versatile specialist in middle or upper management, who oversees and coordinates all tasks relating to personnel. He/she can directly influence the company by means of targeted recruitment, the administration and development of training measures and also the development of the HR and salary strategy.

An HR manager is primarily the head of a company's HR department. He/she is responsible for hiring staff or giving them additional training staff in the interests of the company. An HR manager is a versatile specialist in middle or upper management, who oversees and coordinates all tasks relating to personnel. He/she can directly influence the company by means of targeted recruitment, the administration and development of training measures and also the development of the HR and salary strategy.


HR managers work in a wide variety of business areas, and coordinate the personnel within a company. They are the central point of contact for both employees and employers. In doing so, they have to keep an eye on the company's strategic goals and take them into consideration in their strategy. The area of responsibility is as follows:

  • Personnel management from recruitment to termination
  • Requirements analysis, training planning and employment planning
  • Employee motivation
  • Mediation between the management, the works council and the employees
  • Payroll accounting and salary policy

HR managers work in a wide variety of business areas, and coordinate the personnel within a company. They are the central point of contact for both employees and employers. In doing so, they have to keep an eye on the company's strategic goals and take them into consideration in their strategy. The area of responsibility is as follows:

  • Personnel management from recruitment to termination
  • Requirements analysis, training planning and employment planning
  • Employee motivation
  • Mediation between the management, the works council and the employees
  • Payroll accounting and salary policy

HR training and training or a degree in HR management are among the basic requirements for working as an HR manager. Knowledge of payroll accounting, employee training and labour law is equally as important.

As well as training, the following soft skills are required:

  • Management skills
  • Assertiveness and good negotiating skills
  • Willingness to take responsibility and proactiveness
  • Good communication skills
  • Comprehensive experience in personnel planning and recruiting
  • Payroll accounting skills
  • Knowledge of employee training
  • Strong motivational skills

HR training and training or a degree in HR management are among the basic requirements for working as an HR manager. Knowledge of payroll accounting, employee training and labour law is equally as important.

As well as training, the following soft skills are required:

  • Management skills
  • Assertiveness and good negotiating skills
  • Willingness to take responsibility and proactiveness
  • Good communication skills
  • Comprehensive experience in personnel planning and recruiting
  • Payroll accounting skills
  • Knowledge of employee training
  • Strong motivational skills

HR managers are high earners – their income depends on the size of the company, the number of employees and the orientation of the company. In small companies, an HR manager earns an average of EUR 80,000 a year, and in organisations with several thousand employees it can easily be twice that amount More than 90 percent of HR managers also receive annual bonuses.

HR managers are high earners – their income depends on the size of the company, the number of employees and the orientation of the company. In small companies, an HR manager earns an average of EUR 80,000 a year, and in organisations with several thousand employees it can easily be twice that amount More than 90 percent of HR managers also receive annual bonuses.


In view of the increasing shortage of skilled workers in all industries, employee retention and training is becoming increasingly important for companies of all sizes. Human resources are also in a state of flux, and require more and more flexible, versatile and in some cases highly specialised skilled employees. The HR manager is a sought-after specialist, particularly in labour-intensive industries such as mechanical engineering and engineering, but also in IT and other technology areas.

In view of the increasing shortage of skilled workers in all industries, employee retention and training is becoming increasingly important for companies of all sizes. Human resources are also in a state of flux, and require more and more flexible, versatile and in some cases highly specialised skilled employees. The HR manager is a sought-after specialist, particularly in labour-intensive industries such as mechanical engineering and engineering, but also in IT and other technology areas.


Various types of contract are available to you in order to pursue your dream job as HR manager: Permanent employment, freelance work, temporary employment und our workforce management . We would be happy to work with you to determine which type of contract is the right one for you.

Various types of contract are available to you in order to pursue your dream job as HR manager: Permanent employment, freelance work, temporary employment und our workforce management . We would be happy to work with you to determine which type of contract is the right one for you.


The Hays way of recruiting HR managers

When we are looking for skilled HR managers, we work in accordance with our innovative "Find & Engage“ concept for personnel recruitment.Our recruiters create short lists using search networks and data analysis. These also contain candidates who are not currently actively looking for a job, but have the best prerequisites for a position in HR management. We attach great importance to establishing relationships with applicants, knowing their interests and priorities, and making an exciting job offer. Thanks to our extensive pool of qualified candidates, we can quickly find HR managers who we can suggest to a suitable company. If the professional exchange between applicants and the company is promising and there is mutual interest in working together, all of the relevant framework conditions are then coordinated with Hays. The applicants are then employed, either directly by the customer or on a contract basis via Hays.

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