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HR Director
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What is a HR Director?

 

A HR director is responsible for all Human Resources related activities within a business and this will include working across various different sites, ensuring that the company strategies and procedures are being implemented and working both effectively and efficiently.
 

What is the difference between a HR Director and a Head of HR?

 

Head of HR are usually responsible for managing the schedules for entry-level HR employees. They typically have a very hands-on relationship with their employees which helps them stay in touch with the wider company culture. 

The main responsibilities for Head of HR revolve around recruitment processes and how the company can attract new talent within their industry. 

HR Directors however, are focused on the bigger picture and whether departments and organisations are meeting the standard requirements. They ensure policies within the company comply with any laws that could affect the company, as well as implementing any changes if necessary.

Depending on the size of your company, the two roles may be interchangeable , or they could be very separate

 

 

 

What is a HR Director?

 

A HR director is responsible for all Human Resources related activities within a business and this will include working across various different sites, ensuring that the company strategies and procedures are being implemented and working both effectively and efficiently.
 

What is the difference between a HR Director and a Head of HR?

 

Head of HR are usually responsible for managing the schedules for entry-level HR employees. They typically have a very hands-on relationship with their employees which helps them stay in touch with the wider company culture. 

The main responsibilities for Head of HR revolve around recruitment processes and how the company can attract new talent within their industry. 

HR Directors however, are focused on the bigger picture and whether departments and organisations are meeting the standard requirements. They ensure policies within the company comply with any laws that could affect the company, as well as implementing any changes if necessary.

Depending on the size of your company, the two roles may be interchangeable , or they could be very separate

 
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HR Director Job Description

Our team has created a detailed and focused job description for the role of HR Director:

 

Job Specifications

A HR Director must be an experienced professional who has a thorough knowledge of all matters which concern HR departments. They should be able to manage HR initiatives whilst also leading staff. 

HR Directors are fundamental to developing company culture, organisation and recruitment processes. They also report directly to the CEO or founding director of the company, as well as sitting on the executive board.

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HR Director Responsibilities

As a HR Director, there are several responsibilities you are expected to fulfil. These include but are not limited to:

  • Developing corporate plans for a variety of HR matters such as benefits, health, compensation and safety
  • Oversee all HR systems and tactics
  • Ensure adherence to internal policies, rules and regulations 
  • Deal with any violations and invoking disciplinary action when necessary 
  • Report to senior management using HR metrics

 

Working hours

Typically, HR Directors work between 37 to 40 hours a week Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. However they may be required to work extra hours if necessary.

 

 
 

HR Director Skills and Experience

Key to a business’s HR team, a HR Director should have:

 

HR Director Skills

  • Exceptional strategic business insights 
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Diplomatic nature
  • Negotiation skills
  • Numerical skills
  • Vast knowledge of UK employment legislation

 

HR Director Experience

You will be expected to have a minimum of five years experience within the HR sector, and also be able to showcase your knowledge and understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a HR Director. 

Ideally you will have previously shadowed a HR Director in your employment role or previous positions to give you a greater understanding of organisations and how they work.

 

HR Director Qualifications

CIPD qualifications are essential for HR Directors, covering leadership and management, people management, specialist personnel development and applied development. 

Most HR Directors are required to be qualified at degree level too, qualifications most desirable include:

  • Business management
  • Economics 
  • Finance 
  • HR
  • Psychology

As a HR professional, you are expected to continuously update your learning and knowledge throughout your career.

 

HR Director Salary

Depending on location, your age, experience and the size of the company, salaries can range from £35,000 to £135,000.

 

Download our salary guide now to benchmark your HR salary.

 

 
 

Where can I advertise a job for a HR Director?

The finance industry is highly competitive when it comes to hiring suitably skilled and experienced candidates as a HR Director. At Four Recruitment, we work directly with businesses looking to recruit for this position and can advertise relevant job openings on our site.

How can I recruit for a HR Director?

We can help you to recruit a highly qualified and professional HR Director that will fit well within your team. Through outsourcing your hiring processes, you can be sure that only the most appropriate candidate joins your finance team. You can also have a look at our blog post for advice on how to build out the ultimate finance team


If you’d like us to help support your recruitment efforts,contact us today to learn about how we can supplement your processes.

 

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