The HR (Human Resources) department is a group who is responsible for managing the employee life cycle (i.e., recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training, and firing employees) and administering employee benefits.
They plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the human resource and workplace relations activities within an organisation.
Human Resources teams can have a great effect on the culture and success of teams in the workplace.
Providing advice and assistance on HR policies, projects, and procedures.
Assisting the HR Manager in recruitment activities such as preparing job descriptions, advertising roles, and conducting interviews.
Overseeing the onboarding of new staff and assisting in the development of onboarding procedures.
Preparing reports for the HR Manager and maintaining employee records.
Developing training and development programs.
Assisting with performance management processes and devising staff remuneration, rewards and recognition and wellbeing programs.
Dealing with workplace relations issues such as complaints, conflicts, grievances, and misconduct.
Coordinating workplace health and safety initiatives.
Organising counselling or support for staff members dealing with a workplace accident or personal trauma.
To become a Human Resources Officer in Australia, you usually need a tertiary-level qualification in human resources.
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