Profession human resources officer

Personnel and careers professionals provide professional business services related to personnel policies such as employee recruitment or development, occupational analyses and vocational guidance.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Social

Related professions hrm

  • HR advisor
  • Industrial relations officer
  • Salary or personnel administrator
  • Training or staff development professional

Knowledge

  • Employment law

    The law which mediates the relationship between employees and employers. It concerns employees' rights at work which are binding by the work contract.

  • Labour legislation

    Legislation, on a national or international level, that governs labour conditions in various fields between labour parties such as the government, employees, employers, and trade unions.

  • Job market offers

    Job opportunities available on the labour market, depending on the economic field concerned.

Skills

  • Listen actively

    Give attention to what other people say, patiently understand points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times; able to listen carefully the needs of customers, clients, passengers, service users or others, and provide solutions accordingly.

  • Identify with the company's goals

    Act for the benefit of the company and for the achievement of its targets.

  • Negotiate employment agreements

    Find agreements between employers and potential employees on salary, working conditions and non-statutory benefits.

  • Develop professional network

    Reach out to and meet up with people in a professional context. Find common ground and use your contacts for mutual benefit. Keep track of the people in your personal professional network and stay up to date on their activities.

  • Document interviews

    Record, write, and capture answers and information collected during interviews for processing and analysis using shorthand or technical equipment.

  • Manage payroll

    Manage and be responsible for employees receiving their wages, review salaries and benefit plans and advise management on payroll and other employment conditions.

  • Observe confidentiality

    Observe the set of rules establishing the nondisclosure of information except to another authorised person.

  • Write work-related reports

    Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.

  • Apply company policies

    Apply the principles and rules that govern the activities and processes of an organisation.

  • Profile people

    Create a profile of someone, by outlining this person's characteristics, personality, skills and motives, often by the use of information obtained from an interview or questionnaire.

  • Use communication techniques

    Apply techniques of communication which allow interlocutors to better understand each other and communicate accurately in the transmission of messages.

  • Fix meetings

    Fix and schedule professional appointments or meetings for clients or superiors.

  • Assess character

    Assess how a certain person will react, verbally or physically, in a specific situation or to a specific happening.

  • Interview people

    Interview people in a range of different circumstances.

  • Recruit employees

    Hire new employees by scoping the job role, advertising, performing interviews and selecting staff in line with company policy and legislation.

Optional knowledge and skills

communicate by telephone give advice on personal matters administer appointments organise staff assessment develop employee retention programs train employees promote human rights negotiate with employment agencies monitor company policy mentor individual employees assist employee health programmes human resource management identify necessary human resources apply social media marketing gather feedback from employees coach employees evaluate training organise training advertising techniques human resources department processes apply knowledge of human behaviour