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1223 – Human resources and recruitment officers

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.

Profile

Example titles

  • Human resources officer
  • Personnel officer
  • Recruitment specialist
  • Staffing analyst
  • Staffing co-ordinator
Inclusions
  • Employment supervisor

Main duties

This group performs 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 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.

Employment requirements

  • A university degree or college diploma in a field related to personnel management such as business administration, industrial relations, commerce or psychology or completion of a professional development program in personnel administration is usually required.
  • Certification as a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) may be required.
  • Some experience in a clerical or administrative position related to personnel administration may be required.

Additional information

  • Progression to specialist and management positions is possible with experience.

Exclusions

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
1 - Business, finance and administration occupations
Skill level
B - Occupations usually require college education, specialized training or apprenticeship training.
Major group
12 - Administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations
Minor group
122 - Administrative and regulatory occupations
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