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 / Conventional
  • Social / Artistic

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  • Sales representative agricultural products
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  • Sales representative, all other products
  • Secretary
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  • Transport clerk
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  • Writer of technical texts

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.

  • Body language

    Notice and interpret the non-verbal signals that people send out with their body, including yourself.

  • Job market offers

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

Skills

  • Recruit employees

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Identify with the company's goals

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

  • 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.

  • Observe confidentiality

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

  • Use communication techniques

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

  • Document interviews

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

  • Fix meetings

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

  • Apply company policies

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Assess character

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

  • Negotiate employment agreements

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

  • Interview people

    Interview people in a range of different circumstances.

Optional knowledge and skills

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

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