Job Description Template: Head of HR

How to Use This Template: Expertly craft a post for the open Head of HR position at your organization using this BambooHR job description template as a guide. Simply work with your hiring managers to customize each section to fit your company’s vision for this role.

Head of HR Job Description

Full-Time | Remote, Hybrid, Onsite | Location
$66,000–$161,000 (Suggested salary range for this role per Indeed)

Why [Company]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This is the perfect place to explain what you do and why your company is a great place to work! For example, here's our bio:

Our mission is simple: we want to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR has been recognized as a "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that makes an impact in the lives of HR pros and employees all over the world.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your company. For example:

As our Head of HR, you’ll make sure our company attracts, develops, and retains top talent. In this leadership role, you will oversee all HR functions, including recruitment, employee relations, and compliance with labor laws. Because this is a strategic position, you will also develop and implement HR policies that support our business goals and create a positive workplace culture. Additionally, you’ll handle any employee concerns and conflict resolution to maintain a positive work environment.

What You’ll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

  • Create and execute HR policies that align with the overall business strategy.
  • Lead the recruitment process, from posting jobs and interviewing to onboarding new employees.
  • Build a positive work environment, lead conflict resolution, and handle employee concerns.
  • Develop performance measurement processes, lead performance reviews, and provide feedback.
  • Identify training needs and organize training programs to improve employee skills and career development.
  • Ensure compliance with legal regulations and handle any legal HR issues that arise.
  • Oversee employees’ salaries, benefits, and incentives.
  • Track key HR statistics, create reports, and share findings with senior management.
  • Promote a positive company culture and organize employee engagement activities.

What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do their job effectively. For example:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field (Master’s degree preferred)
  • 5+ years of experience in Human Resources, with at least 3 years in a managerial role
  • In-depth knowledge of HR best practices, labor laws, and regulations
  • Strong leadership and team management abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to analyze HR metrics and provide actionable insights
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with employees at all levels.
  • Proficiency with HR software and Microsoft Office Suite

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • Prior experience as a Head of HR or in a senior HR leadership role
  • SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, or SPHR certification
  • Familiarity with advanced HR management software
  • Ability to communicate in multiple languages
  • Experience working in culturally diverse environments
  • Proven ability to lead and manage organizational change initiatives
  • Passion for mentoring and developing future HR leaders

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

Our company's mission and values are rooted in integrity and guide every aspect of our organization, from how we serve our community to how we interact as a team. As we've grown throughout the years, our employees remain at the heart of our success. To show our appreciation, we offer a generous compensation package that includes the following:

  • Retirement: 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Healthcare: Medical, dental, vision, and mental wellness coverage
  • Life insurance: Group life insurance through our partner
  • Charitable giving: Donation matching to a charity of your choice
  • Time off: Flexible PTO policy with floating holidays
  • Career development: Professional development reimbursement program
  • Family care: Parental leave for all new parents

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying.

We're committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all candidates, without discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Following the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new hires must verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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