Last Updated on April 27, 2015
Human resources and recruitment officers (1223)
Nature of Work:
Human resources and recruitment officers identify and advertise job vacancies, recruit candidates, and assist in the selection and reassignment of employees. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors.
Human resources and recruitment officers perform some or all of the following duties:
- Identify current and prospective staffing requirements, prepare and post notices and advertisements, and collect and screen applications,
- Advise job applicants on employment requirements and on terms and conditions of employment,
- Review candidate inventories and contact potential applicants to arrange interviews and arrange transfers, redeployment and placement of personnel,
- Recruit graduates of colleges, universities and other educational institutions,
- Co-ordinate and participate in selection and examination boards to evaluate candidates,
- Notify applicants of results of selection process and prepare job offers,
- Advise managers and employees on staffing policies and procedures,
- Organize and administer staff consultation and grievance procedures,
- Negotiate settlements of appeals and disputes and co-ordinate termination of employment process,
- Determine eligibility to entitlements, arrange staff training and provide information or services such as employee assistance, counselling and recognition programs,
- May supervise personnel clerks performing filing and record-keeping duties.
Human resources managers perform some or all of the following duties:
- Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of human resources or personnel departments,
- Plan human resource requirements in conjunction with other departmental managers,
- Co-ordinate internal and external training and recruitment activities,
- Develop and implement labour relations policies and procedures and negotiate collective agreements,
- Administer employee development, language training and health and safety programs,
- Advise and assist other departmental managers on interpretation and administration of personnel policies and programs,
- Oversee the classification and rating of occupations,
- Organize and conduct employee information meetings on employment policy, benefits and compensation and participate actively on various joint committees,
- Direct the organization’s quality management program,
- Ensure compliance with legislation such as the Pay Equity Act.
Human resources professionals perform some or all of the following duties:
- Plan, develop, implement and evaluate human resources and labour relations strategies including policies, programs and procedures to address an organization’s human resource requirements,
- Advise managers and employees on the interpretation of human resources policies, compensation and benefit programs and collective agreements,
- Negotiate collective agreements on behalf of employers or workers, mediate labour disputes and grievances and provide advice on employee and labour relations,
- Research and prepare occupational classifications, job descriptions, salary scales and competency appraisal measures and systems,
- Plan and administer staffing, total compensation, training and career development, employee assistance, employment equity and affirmative action programs,
- Manage programs and maintain human resources information and related records systems,
- Hire and oversee training of staff.
- Co-ordinate employee performance appraisal programs,
- Research employee benefit and health and safety practices and recommend changes or modifications to existing policies.
Personnel clerks perform some or all of the following duties:
- Process, verify and register documentation relating to personnel activities such as staffing, recruitment, training, grievances, performance evaluations and classifications,
- Maintain and update manual and computerized filing and registration systems, and compile and prepare reports and documents relating to personnel activities,
- Respond to telephone and written enquiries from staff and the general public regarding personnel matters,
- Arrange for advertising or posting of job vacancies, assist in screening and rating of job applicants, and conduct reference checks,
- Administer and score employment tests, such as keyboarding and proofreading tests,
- Arrange for in-house and external training activities.
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