What qualifications do you need to become an H.R. Manager in the UK?

Does anyone know what qualifications a person would need to gain to become a Human Resources Manager in the UK? Is there an entry level into this profession or is it a profession that people tend to fall into from other professions? I've Googled this and no clear answer is coming up. I'd appreciate any help or guidance you may be able to offer, thanks.

Asked By: Queen Victoria of Port - 10/19/2008
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There are basically two entry routes... More
Answered By: Cari - 10/19/2008
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you need to have a CIPD qualification at least (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) see
Answered By: AmyMSweet - 10/19/2008
Our HR managers don't have to have a brain for one thing. They seem to know all the answers to the questions when we keep reapplying for our jobs (every 5 years), but HR manages don't serve any productive purpose in a company IMHO. They are the 'dead wood' on a par to accountants. Good pay though.
Answered By: Jedi Knight 007 - 10/19/2008
In my experience of HR, the only qualifications required are a total lack of common sense and the ability to totally and utterly alienate all members of staff with their ridiculous diktats... More
Answered By: andy w - 10/21/2008
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