Your guide to become a Human Resource Manager in Malaysia

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RM 6,900 - 7,900

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Who is a Human Resource Manager?

A Human Resource Manager manages the recruitment, career development and training of employees and handle all internal affairs of the company.

The importance of HR skyrocketed in recent years where it is almost impossible for any company to not have a HR Manager or a team. While in the past, HR Managers are only doing tedious tasks like payroll, their position is solid and essential in every company now as they transformed to become the middle person between the company and employees, oftentimes even at the centre of major strategic moves of the company such as merging, acquisitions and even corporate recruiting. HR Managers do...

The importance of HR skyrocketed in recent years where it is almost impossible for any company to not have a HR Manager or a team. While in the past, HR Managers are only doing tedious tasks like payroll, their position is solid and essential in every company now as they transformed to become the middle person between the company and employees, oftentimes even at the centre of major strategic moves of the company such as merging, acquisitions and even corporate recruiting. HR Managers do not just work for business corporations but successfully assimilated themselves in multiple industries as well including public institutions such as the government  and universities. In order to be a HR Manager, you would need to be all-rounded from knowing the nook and cranny of rules and regulations to having great communication and people skills. If you think you have what it takes to be a HR Manager, you should totally give it a try!

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The pros and cons of being a Human Resource Manager:

Pros

Get to work directly with people and not just stare at computer all day long

Become an instrumental person in managing and advancing an employee's career

Help employees to go through difficult problems at work

Cons

The inconvenient and awkward moment when you handle unsatisfied employees

Fresh graduates with no experience may have to do more administrative tasks

What are all the responsibilities of a Human Resource Manager ?

Work with other departments to help them understand policies and implement policies, determine staff performance and maintain health and safety standards

Recruit staff and make or commission job adverts

Create staff handbooks

Advise on pay, compensation and benefits

Negotiate with staff and representatives on salary and working conditions

Train employees and maintain employee records

Interpret employment law

Handle employee grievances and dole out punishment for misbehavior

Understand training needed by departments

What skills do you need to become a Human Resource Manager?

Interpersonal skills

As a HR Manager, you will be dealing with a lot of people from different departments, positions and backgrounds. With that said, you will need to approach each of them in a distinct manner and this is where your interpersonal skills come into the scene to save the day. You will need to deal with everyone professionally and in the rightful manner without offending anyone.

Understand employment law

Before you help your company to recruit anyone, you will need to know and understand thoroughly about the local employment law down to its latest update if any. This is to ensure that the employee recruited will be treated fairly and that your company complies to the law and regulations of the state.

Being able to be confidential

The salary of each person, financial documentation of the company, contract details, including all other private information are on the tips of your fingers and you will be able to know them all with just a snap. Leak or disclosure of such info may result in loss for your company in many ways hence it is crucial that all HR Managers know the importance of confidentiality and never accidentally spill any information to the outsiders.

What field(s) of study should you choose to become a Human Resource Manager?

What are the requirements to be a Human Resource Manager?

Candidates would need to at least possess a related degree to become a Human Resource Manager. Several relevant degrees are Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Psychology and Finance Management.

What are the working hours of a Human Resource Manager?

The working hours of a Human Resource Manager is typically the 9am to 5pm. However, you may have to work in the evenings and even weekends. You may also need to work extra hours if you have deadlines to meet.

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