Sector: Manufacturing

Human Resources

A human resources career could be for you if…
Your skills include active listening, management of personnel and judgement & decision making.
Your interests can be described as enterprising, social and conventional.
Your values include relationships, recognition and working conditions.

Career Overview

Human resource specialists manage recruitment, employment contracts, induction, and general employee welfare. HR staff in the forest industry often have a large input into employee health and safety, and other training programs, critical in such a safety-conscious industry. HR managers need to be well-organized, effective administrators, but also very good at dealing with people at all levels within an organization. Knowledge of relevant employment and health and safety legislation is essential. In large companies, the HR manager is often a key member of the corporate management team, so there is definitely potential for ambitious HR personnel to move into other management roles.

Other job titles include: employee relations manager, HR administration director (human resources administration director), human resources director (HR director), human resources manager (HR manager), human resources operations manager

Education and Training

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.


National Average Annual Salary
$76,610.00 - $224,360.00
National Average Hourly Salary
$36.83 - $107.87
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