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Lead statementHuman resources professionals develop, implement and evaluate human resources and labour relations policies, programs and procedures and advise employers and employees on human resources matters. Human resources professionals are employed throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.
- classification officer – human resources
- classification specialist
- compensation research analyst
- employee relations officer
- employment equity officer
- human resources consultant
- human resources research officer
- job analyst
- labour organization business agent
- labour relations officer
- union representative
- wage analyst
- employment adviser – human resources
- staff training and development officer
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 employers 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.
- A university degree or college diploma in human resources management or a related field, such as business administration, industrial relations, commerce or psychology
or completion of a professional development program in human resources administration is required.
- Some employers may require human resources professionals to hold a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.
- Progression to management positions is possible with experience.