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Human resource managers and directors

Work Description

Human resource managers and directors plan, organise and direct the personnel, training and industrial relations policies of organisations, advise on resource allocation and utilisation problems, measure the effectiveness of an organisation’s systems, methods and procedures and advise on, plan and implement procedures to improve utilisation of labour, equipment and materials.

Qualification

There are no pre-set entry standards, although entry is most common with a degree or equivalent qualification. Off- and on-the-job training is provided and professional qualifications are available. NVQs/SVQs in relevant subjects are available at levels 3, 4 and 5.

Job Tasks

determines staffing needs; oversees the preparation of job descriptions, drafts advertisements and interviews candidates; oversees the monitoring of employee performance and career development needs; provides or arranges for provision of training courses; undertakes industrial relations negotiations with employees’ representatives or trades unions; develops and administers salary, health and safety and promotion policies; examines and reports on company and departmental structures, chains of command, information flows, etc. and evaluates efficiency of existing operations; considers alternative work procedures to improve productivity; stays abreast of relevant legislation, considers its impact on the organisation’s HR strategy and recommends appropriate action.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

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Human resources and industrial relations officers

Work Description

Human resources and industrial relations officers conduct research and advise on recruitment, training, staff appraisal and industrial relations policies and assist specialist managers with negotiations on behalf of a commercial enterprise, trade union or other organisation.

Qualification

There are no formal academic requirements although most entrants possess a degree or equivalent qualification and/or relevant experience. Many employers expect staff to gain membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development through study for professional qualifications. NVQs/SVQs in this area are available at Levels 3 and 4.

Job Tasks

undertakes research into pay differentials, productivity and efficiency bonuses and other payments; develops and recommends personnel and industrial relations policies, assists with their implementation and drafts staff handbooks; assists with negotiations between management and employees or trades unions concerning pay and conditions of employment; interviews candidates for jobs; advises on training and recruitment, negotiating procedures, salary agreements and other personnel and industrial relations issues; deals with grievance and disciplinary procedures, and with staff welfare and counselling provision.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Human resources administrative occupations

Work Description

Job holders in this unit group provide administrative support for the human resources (HR) operations within organisations.

Qualification

No formal educational qualifications are required for entry, although most entrants will possess GCSE/S grades. Certification from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development is available, along with relevant NVQs/SVQs at various levels.

Job Tasks

supports senior HR staff in the development and implementation of HR and industrial relations policies; arranges advertisements for jobs in the relevant media; provides practical support for recruitment and selection procedures such as checking application forms, arranging interviews of candidates and ensuring the interview panel receive all relevant documentation; provides administrative support for training courses, work placements etc.; implements and maintains HR records systems.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

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