Les métiers des ressources humaines

The human resources professions

Human resources functions are a central pillar of any company. The sector is constantly evolving as a result of digitisation and changes in the labour market. Careers in this field are diverse, ranging from talent management to organisational development and HR strategy.

EM Normandie offers a range of specialisations in human resources, some of which are part-time.

Human resources manager

HR managers play a key role in developing and implementing their company's HR strategy. They are responsible for managing staff and developing HR policies in compliance with employment law.
Working closely with management, they help to align the company's objectives with the needs and well-being of its employees. 

Its tasks include :

  • Defining recruitment needs and selection processes.
  • Setting up training and professional development programmes.
  • Managing human relations and potential conflicts.
  • Ensuring that HR policies and practices comply with legislation.

Find out more about Elodie Prunier-Taveirne, HR Development Manager

Recruitment officer

The role of the recruitment officer is to attract and select new talent for their company, or for their clients if they work for a recruitment agency. They work with the various departments to identify their recruitment needs and implement actions to recruit qualified candidates.

Their main responsibilities include:

  • Writing and distributing job offers in collaboration with the various departments.
  • Welcoming candidates and conducting interviews.
  • Selecting new recruits and monitoring their integration into the company.
  • Promote the employer brand on social networks and other platforms to attract new talent.

Find out more about Alexandre Zanardi, HR Project Manager at Lidl

Training Manager

The training manager is responsible for designing and implementing training programmes designed to optimise employee skills and performance. They play a key role in professional development and ongoing training within their company.

His tasks include:

  • Identifying training needs in collaboration with managers.
  • Creating and adapting training content.
  • Leading face-to-face and video training sessions.
  • Monitoring the impact of training and adjusting programmes according to feedback.
  • Administer training budgets.

Discover the profile of Manon Abaziou, HR Officer at Climb

Head of industrial relations

The social relations manager is responsible for maintaining a calm social climate within the company. He or she acts as a mediator between management and employees, ensuring that social dialogue is both constructive and balanced. Working closely with HR and management, he or she ensures that the company's objectives are aligned with employees' expectations. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Liaising with staff representatives to negotiate collective agreements and resolve social issues.
  • Preparing and taking part in meetings with social and economic committees (CSE), ensuring that information is properly circulated.
  • Monitoring day-to-day industrial relations, identifying and anticipating potential sources of tension or conflict within the company and proposing solutions to resolve them.
  • Supporting change within the company in the event of reorganisation or the introduction of new business tools....

Find out more about Chloé Legay, HR Project Manager at TF1

HR Transformation Consultant

The HR transformation consultant is a key expert in managing change within companies. Based on an in-depth analysis of existing HR processes and organisational needs, they propose innovative, tailor-made solutions to optimise people management and strengthen the corporate culture. To do this, they work closely with HR teams and management.

His main tasks are :

  • Assessing the effectiveness of existing HR processes, identifying sticking points and identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Design HR strategies in line with the company's objectives, to attract and retain talent, develop skills and improve working life.
  • Implementing innovative solutions: digitalisation, well-being at work (QWL) and diversity and inclusion programmes.
  • Define key performance indicators to measure the effectiveness of actions and plan adjustments.

Human resources consultant

HR consultants share their expertise with companies to help them develop and optimise their human resources management. They work as freelancers or within a consultancy firm. To offer tailor-made advice, they adapt their work to the specific needs of each client. 

Their areas of expertise may include

  • Carrying out HR diagnostics and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Helping companies manage organisational change.
  • Developing strategies to help companies manage their talent.
  • Advising clients on the implementation of remuneration and reward schemes.
  • Analysing the compliance of HR policies with employment law.

Discover the profile of Charlotte Deveaux-Jallerat, Executive Manager at Michael Page

HRIS Consultant

Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) consultants specialise in optimising and digitalising HR processes. They advise companies on the selection, implementation and optimisation of software solutions tailored to their specific needs. It helps to improve the performance of human resources within companies.

His main missions include :

  • Analysing needs and diagnosing existing technological solutions.
  • Recommending software solutions tailored to the company's objectives: recruitment, payroll management, training, performance assessment, etc.
  • Help companies select suppliers.
  • Coordinate the deployment of the selected systems and train the end users.


Discover the M2 specialisation in Management