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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 Kingston - Pembroke 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|
|Kingston - Pembroke Region||<Not assigned>||2012-12-11|
Compared to other occupations, this is not a significant occupation in this region.
In Ontario, the outlook for specialists in human resources is expected to be fair for the period 2012-2013. Specialists in human resources are concentrated in large urban areas. Human resource planning is critical to issues such as the aging workforce and managing continuous change in organizations. Specialists will be needed to deal with a variety of issues including an increasingly diverse workforce, employees from a wide range of age groups, employee hiring and retention, compensation and succession management. Human resources specialists are also expected to interpret and keep up to date with employment legislation and ensure compliance at all levels within an organization. The increased use of the computerized Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) and other related software has made outsourcing easier for employers. Outsourcing human resources related functions to independent human resources consultancy firms will moderate job growth for these specialists, as efficiencies are gained.
According to the 2006 census, there were approximately 20,000 specialists in Ontario, an increase of 21% from the previous census. In this occupation, the average age of workers was 42 compared to 40 years for all occupations in Ontario. Some job openings will become available in the next few years from the need to replace workers who retire or leave the workforce.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 08 – Apr 12, 2013
- Hinduja Global Solutions will hold a job fair at St. Lawrence College in Kingston on May 3rd and 4th in order to recruit for a new facility in Kingston. The company plans on opening three inbound call centres in Ontario this year.
Week of Feb 18 – Feb 22, 2013
- The City of Kingston is accepting applications for its student summer jobs program until March 15, 2013
- Pembroke has been given approval to disband the Pembroke Police and switch to the Ontario Provincial Police
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