Human Resources

What is Human Resources?

Human Resource (HR) professionals assist and advice in relation to a number of workforce related issues.


  • HR Officer
  • Learning & Development Manager
  • Rewards and Resourcing Manager
  • Employment Law Advisor
  • HR Business Partner

What skills do you need to work in Human Resources?

  • Good organisation and planning skills
  • Understanding of human resource legislation
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of an organisation
  • First-rate communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Computer literacy

Where do Human Resource professionals work?

Human Resource Officers work in both the public and provide sector. They can be found in most organisations who employ a number of employees. Employers include central and local government as well as private companies, charities and other organisations.

 Typical work activities

  • Developing job specifications and managing recruitment campaigns
  • Preparing learning and development activities
  • Advising management in relation to pay, performance and rewards
  • Providing employment law advice to company management
  • Managing disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Negotiating with employees and employee representatives

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