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Personnel Officer

Personnel Officers manage employee relations and are responsible for handling all employee/staffing issues. These individuals can work independently, be employed full-time with a company, or can be hired by a company for temporary work. They are employed in both the private and public sectors.

Duties and tasks

  • Creates regular reports to inform management about staffing issues and make staff suggestions
  • Creating job descriptions/ advertisements for in-house or external applicants
  • Interview applicants and personally select them for positions
  • May meet with staff to discuss issues, salaries, promotional opportunities, etc.
  • Promotes equality and diversity within a company/organization
  • Recruiting and retaining existing staff
  • Stays informed and informs others about working benefits for companies

Skills required

  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources Management is often required
  • Excellent negotiation skills to attract new employees
  • Excellent written communication and active listening skills to address issues
  • Experience in the field is usually preferred
    Must be skilled in computer applications processing and have a working knowledge of software

Working conditions

Personnel Officers are often paid rather well and work a traditional Monday to Friday schedule if employed full-time. They work in a variety of settings, especially if they work independently. They usually work in comfortable indoor settings, though regular desk work is standard.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian Institute of Office Professionals 

Australian Services Union 

Related jobs and job titles

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Inventory and Supply Officer
  • Office Administrator
  • Office Professional
  • Project Support Officer
  • Receptionist
  • Secretary
  • Word Processing Operator

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