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
- 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 conditionsPersonnel 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 informationAustralian Institute of Office Professionals
Australian Services Union
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