Human Resources

Human Resources

Human Resources Managers in the steel industry play a key role in fostering a productive and positive work environment. They are responsible for recruiting top talent, developing employee skills, and ensuring workplace satisfaction and compliance with employment laws.

Career progression for Human Resources Managers can lead to senior roles such as Director of Human Resources, Chief Operating Officer, or specialised positions in compensation, benefits, learning and development, or employee relations.

What do human resource managers do?

Develops and implements HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall business

Bridges management and employee relations by addressing demands, grievances and issues

Manages the recruitment process to attract and retain high-quality employees

Oversees and manages a performance appraisal system that drives high performance

Nurtures a positive working environment by developing policies that promote culture

Oversees and ensures compliance with labour laws and regulations

What qualifications do I need?

A career in HR within the steel industry often requires a blend of formal education and practical experience in human resources. Year 12 is preferred, with subjects in maths and English.

Examples of courses:

  • Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management)
  • Master of Human Resource Management

What skills do I need?

  • Negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Strategic thinking and leadership
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Organisation, planning and persuasion
  • Enthusiasm, punctuality and professionalism
  • Empathy and responsiveness

Average Salary

Salaries for Human Resources Managers vary widely depending on experience and the size of the company. Generally, they can expect to earn between $90,000 and $160,000 per year.

Why opt for a career in steel?

The steel industry has a profound impact on our daily lives. From the cars we drive, and the houses we live in, to the roads and bridges we travel across every day, the steel industry shapes our world. With a career in steel, students can play a part in this vital industry. Access our resources below to engage your students with the steel industry.