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.
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.
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.
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 Operations 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 Operations 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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