Plans, directs and carries out policies relating to all phases of personnel activity. Recruits, interviews, and selects employees to fill vacant positions. Plans and conducts new employee orientation programs to foster positive attitudes toward company goals. Keeps records of insurance coverage, pension plans, and personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, and terminations. Investigates accidents and prepares reports for insurance carriers. Conducts wage surveys within relevant labor markets to determine competitive wage rates. Prepares the budget for personnel operations. May be responsible for evaluating and suggesting new benefit or compensation structures or changes to existing plans. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a Chief Financial Officer, a Chief Operating Officer, or a Chief Executive Officer.