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Using Your Resources: The Importance of a Human Resources Manager

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Adult Education, Business Management, Human Resources, Lifestyle

By Esperanza Poquiz Edited by Jul DeGeus

Human Resources (HR) Managers play an important part in creating a work environment for employees. After all, your work atmosphere has a large effect on your performance. An HR Manager ensures that employees are treated fairly and fulfill the requirements of their roles.

One of the duties of an HR manager is to motivate their employees and place them into positions that best suit them. HR Managers also help companies develop training modules to better equip their staff members for the changing demands of business. Additionally, they can oversee the company workforce is on track to meet their business objectives on time. Below are a few more tasks it takes to be an HR Manager:

  • Organize administrative events
  • Monitor to determine the needs of staff
  • Establish performance issues and set goals to correct them
  • Take care of human resource issues, including sexual harassment, equal opportunities and discrimination
  • Supervise employee relations, unions, collective bargaining, payroll, benefits and compensation
  • Resolve disputes and administer disciplinary actions
  • Assist departments with hiring processes

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics job outlook, employment of Human Resources Managers is projected to grow faster than the average of all occupations, with 9% from the years of 2014 – 2024. With organizations expanding and new companies developing, HR Managers will be needed to oversee and administer their programs. (1)

                Requirements to become an HR Manager are typically a bachelor’s degree and some work experience. If this has sparked your interest in becoming an HR Manager, a great place to start is by looking into our business programs offered at Centura College.

About Centura College

Centura College has been part of an organization dedicated to helping men and women develop careers since 1969. By training working adults in healthcare, technology, business, legal studies and trades, they connect communities with some of the fastest growing career fields in today’s marketplace. The school offers professional facilities, knowledgeable instructors, day or evening classes, job placement assistance and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). To learn more, visit www.CenturaCollege.edu or like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/centura.edu.


  1. “Summary.”U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, n.d. Web. 11 May 2017.

Working and Living in Chesapeake Virginia – Infographic

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Centura College

Working and Living in Chesapeake Virginia – Infographic

Working and living in Chesapeake Virginia in this economic climate can be very exciting and rewarding! Chesapeake has a lower than average unemployment rate, great schools for children and a diverse economic development program that continues to attract quality companies that hire local employees. …Read More Here

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Computer Network Management Degree Program Changes

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Computer Network Management

What makes Centura College’s Computer Network Degree Program Different?

Computer Network Management Degree Program

Centura College – Computer Network Management Degree Program

At Centura College, our Computer Network Management Degree Program courses have been updated to meet CompTIA’s new exam requirements that began in August of 2013.  By changing our course curriculum to the new TestOut Software’s PC Pro Course, our students will not only be prepared to take the new CompTIA A+ exams, but they will also get a chance to take the certification exam from TestOut, that is completely performance based and better prepares our students for the CompTIA A+ Certification Exam.  So, at the end of the first academic year in our Computer Network Management Degree Program, our students will already have taken their TestOut certification exam and will then be eligible to take the two CompTIA A+ exams as part of our Degree Program.  That’s right, our program tuition includes all testing and certification fees for both the TestOut and CompTIA A+ Certification exams.  Further to that, those students at our Chesapeake, Virginia Campus can take both exams on site at our campus! …Read More Here

Chesapeake Campus Medical Assisting Success Story

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Medical Assisting

Centura College – Chesapeake Campus Medical Assisting Success Story

Chesapeake Campus Medical Assisting Graduate Celeste Carter | Centura College

Medical Assisting Graduate – Celeste Carter

When I started school at the Centura College Chesapeake Campus, I came in with the enthusiasm of knowing that I was going to further my education while gaining hands on training to enhance my skills at my job, which is hospice care. Although, I had the personal skills needed to work in hospice, I wanted to be able to embrace the total patient care aspect and needed to have the education to do so.

My teachers were always available and willing to sit and talk with me whether I was having trouble in class or just had a patient on my mind. Once I finished school, I became more confident in performing different work assignments and that became apparent to my co-workers and supervisors and sometimes even my patients would comment on my technique and knowledge. …Read More Here

Career Fair Success in Chesapeake Virginia

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Career Fair

Another Centura College Career Fair Success in Chesapeake Virginia!

Career Fair Success in Chesapeake Virginia | Centura College

Centura College connects students with employers!

It’s summer time again, and as a Career Services Coordinator for Centura College that means it is time to report on another career fair success in Chesapeake Virginia.  At Centura College, we take great pride and pleasure in assisting current students and graduates in finding entry-level employment.

On Wednesday July 17, 2013 Centura College hosted 21 different employers at the Chesapeake, Virginia campus for our summer Career Fair.  The career fair was a great success for both students and employers.  One employer came back to the campus to conduct on the spot job interviews for 16 Medical Assistant graduates and current students.  All students that interviewed were offered employment with Health Solutions.  Similarly, another success story was with Well Advantage, who attended a Centura College Career Fair previously and offered 30 students and graduates employment! …Read More Here