Human Resources and Industrial Relations Officers

Human resources and industrial relations officers conduct research, analyse data and advise on recruitment, training, staff appraisal and industrial relations policies and assist specialist managers with negotiations on behalf of a commercial enterprise, trade union or other organisation.


New workers

New workers start around £19,439. Normal pay is £27,942 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £56,373.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 238,012 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Deals with grievance and disciplinary procedures, and with staff welfare and counselling provision.

  • Advises on training and recruitment, negotiating procedures, salary agreements and other personnel and industrial relations issues.

  • Interviews candidates for jobs.

  • Assists with negotiations between management and employees or trades unions concerning pay and conditions of employment.

  • Develops and recommends personnel and industrial relations policies, assists with their implementation and drafts staff handbooks.

  • Undertakes research and analyses data on pay differentials, productivity and efficiency bonuses and other payments.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Employee Relations

  • Business Development

  • Labor Law

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Marketing

  • Talent Sourcing

  • Performance Management

  • Resourcing

  • Finance

  • Employment Protection Legislation

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Sales

  • Customer Service

  • Detail Oriented

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Organizational Skills

  • Coaching

  • Self-Motivation

  • Resilience

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.