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.