Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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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- 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.
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
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Edmonton Region||(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.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jul 07 - Jul 11, 2014
- Canada Post is planning to eliminate door-to-door mail delivery for more than 8,500 addresses in Strathcona County starting in 2015 as part of a national reduction in mail service
- Parkland County is recruiting for the new fire station in Acheson. The county anticipates a transfer of up to 15 employees from the Parkland Village station to the new site in Acheson.
- The Government of Alberta has opened a new Edmonton Alberta Supports Centre. Four additional centres are planned to open in Edmonton in 2015.
- The City of St. Albert has signed a five-year contract with Global Traffic Group Ltd. to provide photo traffic enforcement in the city, with flexibility in the contract to add more cameras and new technologies
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