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Human Resources & Industrial Relations Officers

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.

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.

Entry Requirements

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.


What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £28,000 per annum and can progress up to £33,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 12,842 employed Human Resources & Industrial Relations Officers in the region.

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General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

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Note

This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/