Human Resources OfficerJob Description:
Human resources (HR) officers hire, develop and look after employees in a company - plan policies, advise on company benefits etc.Job Category:
What you will do:
Your day-to-day tasks may include:
- leading an organisation’s HR team (leadership skills)
- supporting managers in getting the best out of their staff
- planning staff policies
- designing and advising on company benefits packages
- training and developing staff
- handling complicated HR issues
- working to improve employee relations
- managing budgets
- knowledge of human resources and employment law
- business management skills
- to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
As well as:
You’ll usually need human resources (HR) experience, and an HND or degree in HR management, business management or a related subject. Some companies have general management or HR graduate training schemes.
In the UK, it’s also common to have a qualification from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
You could find work in an HR department as an administrator and work your way up.
Working Hours and Environment:
You’ll work 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. You may sometimes have to work extra hours to meet deadlines.
You’ll be mainly office-based, but with some travel to meetings, especially if you work for a company with more than one site.
Career Path & Progression:
With experience, you could set up your own consultancy offering recruitment services, training, or advice on HR strategy and policy planning.