Human Resources Advisor

Human resources advisors help with the effective use of human resources to achieve organizational goals and objectives.

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Human resources advisors give advice to all levels of their organizations about personnel management, develop employee recruitment and retention programs, help in the selection of job applicants, facilitate employee professional development, and develop and administer other human resource programs.

In general, human resources advisors:

  • work with managers and staff to develop human resource strategies and programs that address the organization's needs and strategic plans
  • develop and implement recruitment and retention programs that identify potential labour markets, attract potential employees, and keep current employees
  • develop and implement a series of planning initiatives to facilitate knowledge transfer before employees retire
  • work with occupational health and safety personnel to develop and implement
  • employee wellness and workplace safety programs
  • work with managers to: prepare and evaluate position descriptions, interview applicants, and conduct reference checks
  • provide advice regarding compensation practices and exceptions available to attract talent, and make salary recommendations
  • provide advice regarding employee relations issues
  • arrange for and, in some cases, deliver training programs for employees
  • oversee compliance with employment legislation
  • administer employment policies and programs (for example, performance management and employee recognition programs)
  • evaluate collective agreements and employee benefit plans (for example, group life
  • insurance, sickness and accident benefits, health insurance, holidays and retirement pension plans)
  • supervise staff who administer benefit and reward programs
  • help with labour relations
  • help prepare, research and negotiate collective agreements
  • use and oversee the management of human resource information systems.

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