HR Operations Manager Jobs
With the complex staffing needs of a busy company, the importance of the HR operations manager cannot be overstated. Their principal role is to make sure the strategic business plans of the board are fulfilled from the HR perspective, which means that they will have to make key decisions on recruitment, training and redundancies as necessary. This could be over a single department or site, or over a entire company with multiple locations.
The HR manager could be part of a team of managers under an HR director, and could be in charge of an HR team or working independently, depending on the size and structure of the company. Either way, they need to report to the board with their decisions regarding staffing needs, and may have to work out means of delivering the board’s aims within tight budgetary constraints to maintain profitability. Success is measured in terms of how the manager’s policies and decisions impact on the profitability and productivity of the company or department under their management.
The skills required
A background in HR is an essential element of this role, preferably to management level but many companies recognize that HR is often a one-person job in many small to medium companies and the skill-set picked up will be advanced despite the lack of a formal management title. If the experience is in the same industry as that of the position being filled, that will be a bonus, as different sectors have widely varying HR needs.
You also need to be an excellent communicator with a proven ability to take strategic instructions from the board and interpret them into actionable plans that bring measurable benefits to the company. Many companies require CIPD or equivalent work-based training qualifications as an entry condition, but others may be willing to take talented HR professionals through to such qualifications.
HR Operations Manager Jobs in Basingstoke
Situated in north-east Hampshire, less than 50 miles from London and just 16 miles from Reading, Basingstoke is a lovely town that has expanded significantly since the end of the 20th century. Today, it offers a variety of possibilities for those seeking HR Operations Manager vacancies.
With its beginnings as a Saxon village, Basingstoke was a fairly large settlement at the time of the Domesday Book, with a population of around 200, three water-powered flour mills and a weekly market.
By the 13th century, this population had nearly tripled and the town was granted a charter in 1257 - at the time, its economy mainly relied on the production of wool and cloth.
The railway arrived in Basingstoke in 1839, simplifying transport and trade between the town and London, as well as offering connections the following year to Winchester and Southampton.
Later in the 19th century, Thomas Burberry set up his first shop in Basingstoke, and his brand grew to become a household name - one which continues to be known for its luxury fashion and tartan pattern, although the company is now headquartered in London.
These days, Basingstoke is an economic hub and home to the UK headquarters of a number of large financial, insurance and technology companies - including Motorola, Sony Professional Solutions, Sun Life, The Automobile Association and ST Ericsson. Meanwhile, pharmaceuticals facilities are operated by the likes of Mercona, Valeant, Steris, Shire and Biomerieux.
Find HR Operations Manager Jobs with Cast UK
Cast UK is a recruitment consultancy that deals exclusively with management and director-level candidates. To many companies, we are the only recruitment team they need, and they value our experience when it comes to seeking out the perfect candidates for their senior positions.
We have offices in Manchester, London and Birmingham but recruit nationwide. Our consultants are fully trained in their roles, and often come from the sectors they recruit in, which helps deepen the understanding we have with employers and candidates alike. Call us today on 0333 121 3345 if you’re looking for the perfect HR operations manager role.Contact us