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HR Management Pros Build Cohesion, Create Strategies

Find out why HR management professionals are the driving force behind successful companies. Here's a hint. It's all in the training.

by Kelly Richardson
Trade School Columnist

Most CEOs may tell you that their most valuable assets are their people. Equipment may be replaced, but productive employees are tough to find. That's why HR management professionals are key figures in the strategic development of any thriving organization.

Dealing with the various personal and professional aspects of employees poses a unique challenge to businesses and organizations. That's why graduates with HR management training are finding a receptive job market in virtually every industry.

HR Management Training: Up Close

According to Accel Team, the driving mission of the HR management professional is to ensure that the business is staffed by the right number of people with the skills to match business needs.

  • Staffing. Overstaffing and understaffing costs companies millions each year. HR management pros carefully consider staffing needs.
  • Recruitment. Interviewing, organization, and selection are vital processes that may keep organizations staffed with the most talented individuals available.
  • Motivation. Employee motivation is achieved through an equal balance of wages, incentives, and rewards for performance and attendance.

HR Management Career Profile

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the combination of formal college training and previous experience may provide the best opportunity for advancement in the HR field.

Human resources, training, and labor relations managers held about 820,000 jobs in 2004. Specialties in the field include training and development, employment and recruitment, and compensation and benefits specialists. According to PayScale (2006), the salary range for a Master of Arts in HR Management is between $42,000 and $87,000 annually.

The bottom line? HR management training may offer you a dynamic set of skills that you may use to market yourself to potential employers.

About the Author

Kelly Richardson covers the local education and technology scenes in major cities across the country. His articles appear in educational journals, periodicals, and e-zines.

Source(s)

Accel Team
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Payscale