A human resource (HR) officer helps an organization develop, improve, and implement policies related to employees. They make sure that each employee is properly trained for his or her work and posseses the skills needed for the job. Some areas that the HR officer oversees include conditions of employment, diversity, accessibility, negotiations with external agencies, pay, and recruitment. HR officers must have an excellent understanding of their company to find the right candidates for job openings. HR officers typically work in an office setting during regular business hours, although some overtime may be required.
Candidates for an HR position must have business and management skills, excellent organization, knowledge of computers and computerized payroll programs, and a record of human resources work. They must also be able to explain to employees the rules and regulations of the company, as well as possess excellent negotiation and communication skills. Being fluent in another language can also be helpful for HR officers in companies with multilingual clients or employees. Most companies look for HR officers who possesses training from CPID (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development).
Human Resources (HR) Officer Tasks
- Works closely and coaches executive team to ensure alignment with the overall mission and strategy.
- Oversee initiatives and operations in the managed departments; planning, budgeting and measurement of results.
- Provide overall strategic HR leadership to the company.