Human Resources Consultants

(NOC 1121)

Career Description

Human resources professionals develop, implement and evaluate human resources and labour relations policies, programs and procedures and advise managers and employers on human resources matters.

Duties May Include

Plan, develop, implement and evaluate human resources 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 human resources 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 appraisal programs

Research employee benefit and health and safety practices and recommend changes or modifications to existing policies.

Examples of Titles

Employee Relations Officer
Human Resources Consultant
Union Representative
Wage Analyst

Where They Work

Human resources professionals are employed throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Business - Human Resources Diploma
Business Administration - Human Resources Diploma
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
International Strategy and Human Resources Management Bachelor; Honours
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University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, CA

Related Program(s):
Human Resource Management Bachelor
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Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Bachelor of Commerce - Human Resources Management Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Concordia University
Montreal, Qu├ębec, CA

Related Program(s):
Human Resource Management (BComm) Bachelor; Co-op
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Modified on May 15, 2012