Human resources officers provide administration services for the recruitment and employment of staff.
Duties & Tasks
Human resources officers may perform the following tasks:
- determine staffing numbers, skills and needs to meet the organisation's objectives
- analyse the skills and qualities required for each particular job and develop job descriptions and duty statements
- advertise staff vacancies, assess applications, interview applicants, administer selection tests, prepare reports and make recommendations to management about staff appointments
- maintain the personal records of employees on matters such as wages, superannuation, leave and training, and prepare associated management reports
- arrange and conduct staff training
- use a number of management information systems to record, maintain, plan and manage the organisation's human resources
- provide advice and information to management and employees on human resource policies and procedures, including equal opportunity, anti-discrimination and occupational health and safety programmes
- assist employees with work matters, career development, personal problems and industrial matters
- organise employee welfare services such as health and wellbeing programmes, first aid and fire warden training, superannuation and social activities
- take part in enterprise bargaining talks where employees, management and unions discuss the development of specific work arrangements and conditions (pay and hours of work, for example)
- help implement organisational changes (such as those following from industrial relations legislation, revised job classification structures or technological changes)
- take part in strategic management.
- good planning, organisational, analytical and decision-making skills
- good oral and written communication skills
- tactful and discrete when dealing with people and confidential information.