Searching for senior roles such as HR Director Jobs can sometimes pose difficulties. Often HR Director opportunities are rarely advertised and finding the right one that suits your specific skillset and career goals can take time.
The reason for this scarcity of Director jobs is largely due to high retention rates amongst senior professionals, and the responsibilities that come with the job. This is typically due to sectors, company size and structure. Ultimately people can spend countless hours searching for jobs without ever finding the right position for them.
Often HR Director roles can vary depending on a company's size, structure and business needs, but many senior positions revolve around the day to day organisational development of a company. They can also vary in titles, other positions can often carry the title of Head of HR, HR Business Partner, HR Advisor or Chief Human Resources Officer. However there a number of general responsibilities that are often attributed to role of the HR Director.
Common duties revolve around the strategic management of the HR department, to ensure it contributes to the overall objectives of the company. This can involve constantly reviewing current operations and HR strategy. Communicating with other departments and senior stakeholders and implementing better suited policies through working closely with the HR team.
Talent aquisition and retention
A vital function that forms part of the HR operations is the recruiting and retention process. Successful talent acquisition, or in other words hiring the right people, is often regarded as THE most important function for many companies. It is the responsibility of the HR Director to ensure that the policies that define the recruitment process lead to successful placement of staff.
The second most important HR function is then keeping the right staff. It is therefore down to the HR Director to put in place policies that create a supportive working environment. One that is going to attract and retain the best talent. This can be done in numerous ways such as training, weekly catch ups, events and career progression opportunities.
Legal and ethical policies
- Improving HR operations
- Communicating across departments
- Delivering senior stakeholder requirements
- Staff Acquisition and Retention
- Planning and reinforcement of policies
- Training and Development
- People Strategy
- Performance Management
- Senior level Human Resources Management
- Optimisation of HR operations
Often HR Director roles require a person to attain a high level of education, such as a Bachelors degree or Masters degree in Human Resources business or an equivalent subject. To achieve a senior HR role, being certified definitely helps. CIPD recognised certification is often a good indicator of expertise. Attaining a high level HR certification such as a CIPD Level 7 Diploma Certificate can often be a basic requirement, especially within larger organisations.
We can help you become a Director of HR
If you are a HR professional looking to progress your career and become a Director, our experienced team can help you achieve your career goals. Taking the next big step in your career can often be daunting. Progressing to become a Director of Human Resources will certainly pose new challenges and responsibilities. However, with new challenge comes new opportunity.
Our HR recruitment specialists will be on hand to offer advice about our application, profile and CV. They will also provide more information on what to expect when you become a Director of HR. Once you create an account with us, you will gain access to a number of guides and resources. These resources are designed to better your chances of securing your next career. Plus, you will receive news updates on every industry we work with, including HR.
Find HR jobs tailored to you
Finding the right recruiter who is dedicated to sourcing the most suitable jobs is not always an easy task. Many job sites focus on advertising hundreds of jobs. But offer little support to job seekers or fail to understand their specific requirements.
Vice versa, many recruitment companies have candidates jumping through hoops when it comes to screening them. Making the process of finding a job needlessly long. Professionals working at senior and high levels such as a Director, simply do not have the time to invest in multiple screening interviews and phone calls.
At Morson we combine modern technology, with traditional candidate engagement practices to ensure a straightforward recruitment process. One which enables us to provide exciting opportunities and jobs tailored to your specific career goals. Our personalised Candidate Portal allows you to upload your CV, track job applications and set customised job search filters, all designed to streamline the application process. Once you have applied for a job, a dedicated recruitment specialist will be assigned to your application and will support you throughout the entire process.
If you are looking for jobs that are tailored to you, create a free account with us today and set up your personalised job alert. Alternatively, if you are looking or for a part time or full time HR Director to join your organisation, get in touch for more information on 0161 707 1516.
Learning &Development Business PartnerHemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Learning and Development Business Partner (6 month initial Maternity Cover) Vacancy Type: Fixed Term Location: Hemel Hempstead Introduction This is an excellent opportunity for a Learning and Development Business Partner to join my client and help their employees advance their skills and reach their potential. This role will cover their London and South East regions and is flexible regarding location. The Learning and Development Business Partner role - In this role you will be working closely with their Head of People Development in delivering our People Plan through training development activities. You will be responsible for areas such as * Leading the development of learning plans with senior management across dedicated Regions * Advising the Regions on all aspects of development, guiding them to effective activities and solutions * Working with employees and management at all levels to identify gaps between existing and required capabilities * Working with Subject Matter Experts to develop and enhance technical training Your profile You will be an experienced L&D professional with a business partnering background and educated to a minimum of CIPD Level 3 minimum. You will have experience of designing and delivering training programmes within the construction sector. You will live within the South East region and be able to travel to Hemel Hempstead a few days per week.
HR AdministratorFulwood, Lancashire
HR Administrator; Preston; £8.83/hr PAYE plus hols; Contract As a Reward Services Professional, you will be responding to queries and handling requests for service via telephone and email, providing advice and guidance relating to the benefits processes handled by the Reward Services Team with our client BAE Systems. This includes but is not limited to, the company car scheme, share schemes, healthcare scheme, job evaluation, long service awards, cycle2work scheme and recognition activities. Role Responsibilities: You will be providing advice on services and offering support with minimal supervision, following established methods and procedures, but on occasion judgement may need to be exercised. Handling requests which relate to Reward Services processes to agreed service level specifications and accuracy measures. Achievement of individual and team quality performance measures and standards. Responding to and resolving email and telephone queries and providing relevant advice, in line with policy. Taking ownership and responsibility of requests and queries from initial request to resolution. Building and developing effective and collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers. Ensuring procedures and policies are adhered to, including data protection and confidentiality guidelines. Supporting continuous improvement projects and implementation of new processes within the Reward Services Team. Typical Knowledge, Skills and Qualification Requirements: Knowledge: Customer Service experience Strong Administration background Knowledge of HR administration is desirable Skills: Experience of working with customers. Ability to work at a fast pace, sometimes working under pressure to challenging deadlines whilst maintaining the highest standards of accuracy. Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and communications skills. Self-motivated, enthusiastic team player with a positive 'can do' attitude. Ability to prioritise and organise own workload. Proven experience of working in an environment with conflicting priorities. Ability to interpret customer policies and procedures. Personal credibility and professional confidence. Ability to build excellent relationships. Influencing skills. Qualifications: Intermediate IT skills, in particular MS Word and MS Excel and knowledge of MS Access Minimum 4 GCSE's at Grade C or above including Mathematics and English Morson is acting as a recruitment business in relation to this vacancy
HR AdministratorLeeds, West Yorkshire
HR Administrator - Leeds - 6 Months + The main aspects of this role will include: * Sickness absence entry * Contract staff/staff contract end dates * End dates of fixed term contracts * Identifying replacement line managers and updating them on the system * Keeping the Source up to date * Appraisals * Setting up of CS Ecologists (season starts in March) * 90 days report from Cygnum * Checking CDOP & Anti B to open CS timesheets * Change of address * References * Welcome emails on first day * Probations * International Deployment * Responding to general HR queries form the HR general email inbox Good administrative skills and IT skills. HR experience desirable but not essential. Able to work in a demanding fast based environment and work as part of a team in a collaborative way. Awareness of confidentiality and GDPR. HR Administrator - Leeds - 6 Months +
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