Human Resources and Recruitment Officers

(NOC 1223)

in All Business, Finance, and Administration

Human resources and recruitment officers identify and advertise job vacancies, recruit candidates, and help in the selection and reassignment of employees. They work throughout the private and public sectors.

Job Outlook

Average

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  • Estimate Stable employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 25 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate Low rate of unemployment in 2019

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

  • Estimate -1305 employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 4210 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “average”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is comparable to the average for all occupations in Nova Scotia. This is a moderate sized occupation in Nova Scotia so some job opportunities may occur through turnover. The number employed in this occupation is expected to remain largely the same over the next few years. With a moderate percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to contribute somewhat to employment opportunities over the coming years. Human Resources and Recruitment Officers most commonly work full-time hours.

The median employment income for 69% of Human Resources and Recruitment Officers who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $56,944. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

$14.50

Minimum

$23.59

Median

$38.46

Maximum

Annual Pay

$13,170

Minimum

$49,941

Median

$95,108

Maximum

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

Hourly Pay

$14.00

Minimum

$27.85

Median

$38.46

Maximum

Annual Pay

$6,754

Minimum

$36,515

Median

$70,271

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Human resources and recruitment officers identify and advertise job vacancies, recruit candidates, and help in the selection and reassignment of employees. They work throughout the private and public sectors.

Job duties

Human resources and recruitment officers:

  • Identify current and potential staffing requirements, prepare and post notices and advertisements, and collect and screen applications.
  • Tell job applicants about employment requirements and about terms and conditions of employment.
  • Review candidate inventories and contact potential applicants to arrange interviews, and arrange transfers and placement of personnel.
  • Recruit graduates of colleges, universities and other educational institutions.
  • Coordinate and participate in selection and examination boards to evaluate candidates.
  • Notify applicants of results of selection process and prepare job offers.
  • Tell managers and employees about staffing policies and procedures.
  • Organize and administer staff consultation and grievance procedures.
  • Negotiate settlements of appeals and disputes and coordinate termination of employment process.
  • Determine eligibility to entitlements, arrange staff training and provide information or services like employee assistance, counselling and recognition programs.
  • May supervise personnel clerks performing filing and record-keeping duties.

Sample job titles

  • employment interviewer
  • executive recruiter
  • human resources officer
  • personnel administrator
  • personnel officer
  • recruitment specialist
  • senior staffing officer
  • staffing adviser
  • staffing coordinator
  • student placement officer

Skills

You need excellent communication, organizational, and negotiation skills. You must have initiative and be willing to accept new ideas and take risks. The ability to analyze detailed information accurately and quickly is necessary to make decisions. Familiarity with computers would be helpful.

Job requirements

  • A university degree or college diploma in a field related to personnel management like business administration, industrial relations, commerce or psychology or completion of a professional development program in personnel administration is usually required.
  • Certification as a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) may be required.

Other considerations

Some experience in a clerical or administrative position related to personnel administration may be required. Movement to specialist and management positions is possible with experience.

By the numbers

Quick look

585

employed in 2016

87.2%

employed full-time

0.0%

self employed

65.0%
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35%
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38.7

median age

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

63,775

employed in 2016

78.4%

employed full-time

6.6%

self employed

73.4%
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26.6%
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47.9

median age

Where will I likely work?

70.7%

Halifax

8.6%

North Shore

7.8%

Annapolis Valley

6.9%

Cape Breton

6.0%

Southern

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

20.4%

Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services

18.5%

Public administration

12.0%

Health care and social assistance

12.0%

Educational services

9.3%

Professional, scientific and technical services

What is the age of Employment?

30.0%

25-34

29.0%

35-44

16.0%

45-54

14.0%

55-64

9.0%

15-24

3.0%

65+

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

26.3%

45-54

22.6%

55-64

19.4%

35-44

16.7%

25-34

7.5%

65+

Top levels of education

41.0%

Bachelor

$52,787 median annual income
19.7%

College Diploma

$42,131 median annual income
12.8%

High school

$40,124 median annual income
11.1%

Master

$58,377 median annual income
6.0%

Trade Certification

N/A

Compared to: All Business, Finance, and Administration

33.8%

College Diploma

$36,304 median annual income
23.8%

High school

$32,903 median annual income
22.8%

Bachelor

$41,755 median annual income
5.8%

Trade Certification

$34,807 median annual income
4.9%

Less than high school

$23,174 median annual income

Education & training

Business Administration and Management

College, Trades, or University Program

These programs prepare students to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. They include courses in management theory, human resources management and behaviour, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Institutions providing this program

Maritime Business College

Lower Sackville, NS

Academy of Learning Career College - Halifax

Halifax, NS

Acadia University

Wolfville, NS

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

Mount Saint Vincent University

Halifax, NS

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

St. Francis Xavier University

Antigonish, NS

Saint Mary's University

Halifax, NS

Cape Breton University

Sydney, NS

Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture

Truro, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Annapolis Valley Campus

Middleton, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Cumberland Campus

Springhill, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Burridge Campus

Yarmouth, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Kingstec Campus

Kentville, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Lunenburg Campus

Bridgewater, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Pictou Campus & School of Fisheries

Stellarton, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Strait Area Campus & Nautical Institute

Port Hawkesbury, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Marconi Campus

Sydney, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Truro Campus

Truro, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Ivany Campus

Dartmouth, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Online Learning

Various, NS

Business/Commerce

College, Trades, or University Program

These programs focus on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and non-profit public and private institutions and agencies. They prepare students to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

University of King's College

Halifax, NS

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Saint Mary's University

Halifax, NS

Human Resources Management and Services

College or University Program

These programs prepare students to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. They include courses in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labour relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources laws and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations.

Institutions providing this program

Eastern College - Halifax

Halifax, NS

Island Career Academy

Sydney, NS

Acadia University

Wolfville, NS

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

Mount Saint Vincent University

Halifax, NS

Saint Mary's University

Halifax, NS

Cape Breton University

Sydney, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Cumberland Campus

Springhill, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Marconi Campus

Sydney, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Ivany Campus

Dartmouth, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

Regulations

Chartered Professional in Human Resources

Professional Designation: Professional designation exists and shows that the holder has met the standards for the job. Employers may require professional designation, but professional designation is not necessary to do this work.

Regulating body:
Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Nova Scotia
84 Chain Lake Drive, Unit 103
Halifax, NS B3S 1A2
(902) 446-3660
(902) 446-3677

Contacts

Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Nova Scotia
Halifax, NS

Additional resources

There are no additional resources for this occupation.