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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.

How to Earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business in 15 months

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Bachelor Degree Completion Program

Earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business in 15 months

Earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business

Earn your Bachelor’s Degree in as little as 15 months!

It hardly seems fair sometimes, but it is certainly true now more than ever.  Today’s competitive workforce often means that those with the right level of education and experience receive preference over those with limited college and/or related work experience.  This also means that those who do not have the right education and experience often get left behind or passed over for certain career opportunities, promotions and even raises.

So the question then becomes; “How do I get the education and training I need to accelerate my career and earnings potential and further, how do I get it FAST?”

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10 Facebook Pages to Follow About Business Management

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Business Management

10 Facebook pages you should follow about Business Management

Top 10 Facebook Pages to follow about Business Management | Centura College

Top 10 Facebook Pages about Business Management

For students pursuing a business management degree, it might sometimes feel like the homework never ends. Social media diversions can deliver the break they need. Browsing Facebook and chattering with old high school friends isn’t necessarily productive, though. Here is a list of 10 Facebook pages that will help students take a break from studies without suffering the guilt of spending hours surfing aimlessly and being unproductive. …Read More Here

Citizenship Day and Constitution Week at Virginia Beach Campus

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in Centura College

Virginia Beach Campus Citizenship Day and Constitution Week

Citizenship Day and Constitution Week | Centura College

Citizenship Day and Constitution Week | Centura College

The Virginia Beach Campus of Centura College observed its U.S. Citizenship Day and Constitution Week, September 17 through 23, 2013, commemorating the original signing of the U.S. Constitution  in Independence Hall,   Philadelphia, on September 17, 1787.  Our educational program was designed to teach our students, faculty and staff more about the history of our single most important document of self-government in the United States.  Throughout the week, there were numerous learning opportunities for everyone to explore the U.S. Constitution and win prizes! …Read More Here

Virginia Beach Campus 2013 Commencement Ceremony

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Commencement

Centura College, Virginia Beach Campus 2013 Graduates

Centura College, Virginia Beach Campus 2013 Graduates

On August 24, 2013, the Virginia Beach Campus of Centura College held its 2013 Commencement Ceremony in the auditorium of Spring Branch Community Church.   Our eldest graduate and top of her class, Mrs. Barbara Felton, gave the most inspirational commencement address, entitled “Dreams.”    In her speech, Felton noted that her own father once told her that “he didn’t care if she became a ditch digger, just to be the best man in the ditch!”   Felton always desired to be a nurse. Growing up in times of segregation, however, she was told by a guidance counselor that she was limited to domestic work. …Read More Here