How to Hire a HR Director

Does your growing business need an HR Director? HR Directors manage all aspects of your company’s Human Resource department to ensure your staffing needs are met.

Here are some tips to help you find great HR Director candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $21.24 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $13.50$99.50 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a HR Director?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great HR Director can help your business:

• Oversee every aspect of the HR Department to ensure a smooth and profitable operation
• Analyze and provide forecasting on your company’s future staffing needs
• Lead performance assessments and reviews, facilitate hiring initiatives and manage all labor agreements

Skills to look for in a great HR Director

A great HR Director candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Experience in an HR Leadership position
• Understanding local and federal employment laws
• Knowledge of benefits and payroll administration
• Strong recruitment and interview style
• Outstanding communication and planning skills
• Consultative leadership style

Writing a HR Director job description

A thoughtful description can help find qualified HR Director candidates. An HR Director job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for HR Director jobs, such as:

• HR Director
• Human Resource Director
• Director of Human Resources

Interviewing HR Director candidates

Strong candidates for HR Director positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Their ability to manage PTO and schedule employee absences according to company policies
• Management of HR Personnel
• Creating job descriptions, reviewing applications, and scheduling interviews with top talent

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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