Human resource Managers are involved with recruitment, training, career development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, industrial relations, employment law, compliance, disciplinary and grievance issues, redundancies etc. The job involves keeping up to date with areas such as employment law, which change often.
Generalist HR roles are usually found in small and medium sized companies, where the HR manager will deal with the whole range of HR activities. In large multinationals you will often find specialists, for example in learning and development, recruitment or employee relations.
- Recruiting staff by preparing job descriptions and job adverts; deciding on how best to advertise.
- Developing HR planning strategies with line managers by considering immediate and long-term staff requirements.
- Shortlisting applicants for interview using a variety of selection techniques including psychometric testing Interviewing shortlisted candidates.
- Interpreting and advising on employment legislation; Develop and implement policies on a variety of workplace issues eg disciplinary procedures, absence management, Working conditions, Performance management and equal opportunities.
- Advising on pay and other issues, including promotion and benefits; administer payroll and maintain staff records.
- Listening to grievances and implementing disciplinary procedures.
- Analysing training needs in conjunction with line managers; planning and delivering training, including staff inductions.