Human resources is probably the most important part of any business. Without employees, there’s no productivity, and without satisfied, skilled and experienced employees, work-rate will never be optimal as high staff turnover scuppers progress. That’s why it’s vital that good HR managers are in place, monitoring and planning the staffing of a whole site.
The HR manager will often be part of a network of HR managers over various locations. Working beneath a regional HR manager and the board (perhaps with dedicated HR representation at board level), this role is the eyes and ears on the ground, informing the upper management layers of needs and projections, but also ensuring the strategic instructions from above are implemented. This often requires a degree of autonomy as the board deals with more strategic issues, rather than micro-managing local employees.
The HR manager first and foremost needs to be a great communicator. In this intermediary role, information, advice and instructions needs to flow through you as they pass from the shop floor to key decision-makers. It will be your responsibility to ensure staffing is always at its optimal level and that employees are trained up and in compliance with any regulations that apply to the sector. Clearly, HR experience in the relevant sector will be of huge advantage.
A methodical mindset is also a key requirement for this role. You may be asked to review and constantly improve processes and procedures. People skills along with a fair and balanced approach is also important, as it is usually the HR manager to whom employees come with grievances, and you will be the person charged with implementing disciplinary procedures at site level. An understanding of employment law in your sector will help to keep you on a firm legal footing throughout such matters.
Cast UK is one of the most agile recruitment consultancies in the UK. We have offices in London, Birmingham and Manchester (where we were founded) but deal with recruitment for companies the length and breadth of the UK, and beyond. We achieve this by forging close relationships with companies in our specialist sectors. Our clients trust Cast UK to find skilled potential employees for the roles they need filling. That’s great news for them, as they spend less time interviewing and fielding applications; but it’s also great news for the talent too, as we can match candidates with potentially rewarding opportunities thanks to our knowledge of the role.
Looking to take the next step in your HR management career? Call us today on 0333 121 3345.
West Lothian reaches the Firth of Forth for a small portion of its northern extremity, and is otherwise surrounded by the City of Edinburgh, Falkirk, Lanarkshire and the Scottish Borders. Its centre of population is its administrative headquarters, Livingston, which has a population of over 60,000, which accounts for about a third of the population of West Lothian as a whole. The other main towns, Armadale, Bathgate, Blackburn Broxburn and Linlithgow, barely average 10,000 population.
With the population centre of Livingston within its borders, West Lothian is a good place to look for HR Manager jobs. If Edinburgh and Glasgow are included in the search, the options will be even greater. With the M8 and M9, as well as main A-roads and rail links passing through it, it exactly the sort of place that logistics, warehousing and supply chain operations can take root.
Cast UK’s regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average expected salary. With a wealth of experience in the fields covered, our team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy. If you’re looking for more information on the HR Manager positions available in West Lothian or anywhere else in the UK, please get in touch so we can talk about what’s on offer. At Cast UK, we never stop working with procurement, logistics and supply chain clients and applicants from across the country, and are dedicated to filling each position with the best talent possible.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within West Lothian or source a new job in West Lothian then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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