Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management is about recruiting and managing employees for an organisation.

Studying in this area involves learning about how to select and recruit staff, and to train, monitor and reward them (and if necessary fire them!).

This area is also about labour laws and regulations and related corporate law.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Human resource manager
  • Human resource assistant
  • Personnel manager
  • Trainer
  • Unionist
  • Employment consultant
  • Recruiter
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

158% of national
median earnings


Employment

75%
Employed
1%
Unemployed
15%
Further study
9%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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