HR officer must have a clear understanding of the company's business objectives and be able to devise and implement policies which select, develop and retain the right staff needed to meet these objectives.
Responsible for not only dealing with staff welfare and administration-centred activities, but also strategy and planning by working closely with various departments, increasingly in a consultancy role, assisting line managers to understand and implement policies and procedures. This includes developing with line managers HR planning strategies which consider immediate and long-term staff requirements.
Primarily responsible for recruiting staff. This includes developing job descriptions and person specifications, preparing job adverts, checking application forms, shortlisting, interviewing and selecting candidates. You will also be expected to analyse training needs in conjunction with departmental managers, and plan and deliver these trainings (including inductions for new staff).
Required to develop and implement policies on issues like working conditions, performance management, equal opportunities, disciplinary procedures and absence management. Other responsibilities include preparing staff handbooks, undertaking regular salary reviews, interpreting and advising on employment law.