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Personnel and recruitment officers identify and advertise job vacancies, recruit candidates, and assist in the selection and reassignment of employees. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors.
human resources officer, personnel officer, personnel selection officer – military, recruitment specialist, staffing analyst, staffing co-ordinator.
- Identify current and prospective staffing requirements, prepare and post notices and advertisements, and collect and screen applications
- Advise job applicants on employment requirements and on terms and conditions of employment
- Review candidate inventories and contact potential applicants to arrange interviews and arrange transfers, redeployment and placement of personnel
- Recruit graduates of colleges, universities and other educational institutions
- Co-ordinate and participate in selection and examination boards to evaluate candidates
- Notify applicants of results of selection process and prepare job offers
- Advise managers and employees on staffing policies and procedures
- Organize and administer staff consultation and grievance procedures
- Negotiate settlements of appeals and disputes and co-ordinate termination of employment process
- Determine eligibility to entitlements, arrange staff training and provide information or services such as employee assistance, counselling and recognition programs
- May supervise personnel clerks performing filing and record-keeping duties.
Outlook & Prospects for Personnel and Recruitment Officers in Halifax 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
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Currently the chances of qualified Personnel and Recruitment Officers finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. There has been a focus on all human resource related activity in recent years which is expected to continue. While the area has a large government presence, a high number of national, regional, and local firms, and the occupation is found across all industries, the duties are narrower than those of NOC 1121 (Human Resource Specialists), and this is a smaller group. Workers in this occupation may be in competition with those who can perform the duties of Human Resource Specialists, as well as with other qualified post-secondary graduates looking for positions in this field.
Some companies may often use agencies to do their recruiting rather than hire their own personnel. Recruiters with these agencies often work with a sales focus (head-hunters). Persons in this occupation can sometimes progress to the more senior and broader role of Human Resource Specialists (NOC 1121).
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Personnel and Recruitment Officers in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Personnel and Recruitment Officers (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Feb 11 – Feb 15, 2013
- A call centre that helps Nova Scotians access information on community and social services has opened in Dartmouth. The 211 service employs staff with backgrounds in community or social services.
Week of Dec 17 – Dec 21, 2012
- Blue Ocean, a call centre with two offices on Bayers Road in Halifax, may hire as many as 60 new employees over the next 6 months. The company has about 550 workers and the jobs would pay anywhere from $11 to more than $20 an hour
Week of Dec 10 – Dec 14, 2012
- Source Security, based in Halifax, branches out into high-tech corporate security solutions and predicts technology likely won’t reduce the need for security guards
Week of Nov 12 – Nov 16, 2012
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