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Specialists in Human Resources  (NOC 1121)
Edmonton Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Specialists in human resources develop, implement and evaluate human resources and labour relations policies, programs and procedures and advise managers and employers on personnel matters. Specialists in human resources are employed throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.

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Specialists in human resources perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate personnel and labour relations strategies including policies, programs and procedures to address an organization's human resource requirements
  • Advise managers and employees on the interpretation of personnel policies, compensation and benefit programs and collective agreements
  • Negotiate collective agreements on behalf of employers or workers, mediate labour disputes and grievances and provide advice on employee and labour relations
  • Research and prepare occupational classifications, job descriptions, salary scales and competency appraisal measures and systems
  • Plan and administer staffing, total compensation, training and career development, employee assistance, employment equity and affirmative action programs
  • Manage programs and maintain human resources information and related records systems
  • Hire and oversee training of staff
  • Co-ordinate employee performance and appraisal programs
  • Research employee benefit and health and safety practices and recommend changes or modifications to existing policies.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Spruce Grove, St. Albert, Wetaskiwin, Beaumont, Bon Accord, Calmar, Devon, Drayton Valley, Duffield, Gibbons, Millet, Morinville, Redwater, Stony Plain, Cardiff, Rosenthal Estates

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Outlook & Prospects for Specialists in Human Resources in Edmonton Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Local Employment Potential Information

Limited : LimitedFair : FairGood : Good
Table on the employment potential for Specialists in Human Resources in Edmonton Region as well as in the rest of the Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Edmonton Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2011-06-03

Skills in training, labour relations, staffing, organizational development, occupational health and safety, and compensation and benefits are required. The human resources area is expanding into specific niches such as the mediation of labour disputes and grievances, negotiation of collective agreements on behalf of employers or employees, harassment and violence in the workplace, and wage analysis.

The occupation is termed "significant" due to the relatively high concentration of people working in this occupation within this geographic area.

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