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everything you need to know about human resources jobs

Do you believe that people are an employer's most valuable asset? Do you recognize that talent is about more than the skills and qualifications you can fit onto a resume? Are you passionate about building teams that are more than the sum of their parts? If this sounds like you, you’d fit perfectly in the human resources sector.

Connect with Randstad Canada today, and we'll help you locate your next human resources job. Our goal is to help you land a job that fits your needs to a tee. We look for roles that fit both your skills and your personality. We've helped thousands of professionals take the next step in their career, and we can help you, too!

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Below are some of the most common human resources jobs that Randstad fills. Find roles that are currently available by clicking on the job titles that interest you.

average human resources salaries in canada

For most entry level human resources jobs, you can expect a salary in the mid $40,000 range or higher. This includes HR jobs like HR clerks, HR coordinators, recruitment coordinators and payroll administrators.

Intermediate HR jobs include health and safety compliance officer, HR generalists, HR supervisors and various types of professional recruiters. Professionals in these roles can expect starting salaries closer to the $60,000 range, with compensation climbing steeply with their level of experience. Managers and HR executives can expect even higher salaries.

Overall, the salary structure in HR positions ranges from approximately $40,000 to well over $100,000 for highly experienced professionals. You specific compensation will vary depending on your location, employer and salary structure. Many HR firms work on commission models, which means you can make far more than these averages if you're highly skilled in your role.

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Below are some of the most in demand human resources jobs that employers are trying to fill. Learn more about the roles and what they entail by clicking on the jobs that interest you:

In addition to the HR jobs listed above, there are also management and executive-level HR jobs such as HR director, VP of human resources, and even human resources-centric roles amongst the C-suite.

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Are you looking for human resources jobs in a particular Canadian city? Search all the HR jobs posted in your location by clicking on your city below.

where you can work

All businesses rely on the talent of their staff. For this reason, there will always be a need for skilled human resources professionals. Human resources specialists not only help businesses source fresh talent to round out their team, they also help manage the needs current staff. Payroll, benefits and other employee needs are often served by HR professionals.

Human resources jobs are found across Canada in both large and small cities, in a wide variety of verticals such as finance, banking, marketing, healthcare, technology, telecommunications and many others. As a talented HR professional, you should have your pick of employment opportunities!

day to day human resources tasks

Human resources jobs are best suited to individuals who have strong people skills. Most HR jobs will require you to work with and manage people on a daily basis. You must be able to communicate effortlessly with candidates, clients, or employees of your company.

You'll be interfacing with people frequently, so being able to keep a conversation flowing smoothly, while also sharing key information is an essential job skill for HR professionals. Some tasks you might perform throughout your workday include:

  • interfacing with clients or candidates
  • shaping HR practices and policies and ensuring regulatory compliance
  • writing and managing the distribution of employee handbooks
  • handling hiring initiatives and creating job postings
  • determining job titles, descriptions, and salaries
  • collecting and reviewing resumes
  • scheduling and performing interviews by phone or in person
  • drafting and presenting offer letters to candidates
  • onboarding new hires
  • maintaining employee files, records, and other information
  • managing employee insurance and benefits

what you bring to the table

Human resources jobs require you to have a deep understanding of people. In order to connect with potential hires, you must be able to get into candidate's heads and understand how you can serve their needs, while also helping your employer fill open positions.

Successful HR professionals have some or all of these skills:

  • exceptional communication skills, written and verbal
  • interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • strong planning and organization skills
  • the ability to work with management at all levels
  • able to work efficiently and multitask as needed
  • able to perform administrative tasks adequately
  • able to prioritize and meet tight deadlines
  • able to abide by confidentiality and ethical standards
  • skill with delegation and leadership

training and certifications

Most HR jobs require a post-secondary degree or diploma in human resources, business administration, or a related field. Depending on the industry in which you work, a related degree (for example finance) may also be seen as an asset. Some level of prior experience in HR is often required, as well.

The ability to speak more than one language is also an asset in many HR jobs. In Canada, English/French speakers are in particularly high demand, however, there are many other languages such as Spanish, Punjabi, and Mandarin which are also in demand.

where your career is headed

Many human resources jobs can lead into related supervisory and management roles. For example, HR manager, HR director or VP of Human Resources are often the endgame for people starting out in human resources. These roles require you to bring strong leadership skills to the table.

Human resources jobs cover a diverse landscape, so there is plenty of opportunities for you to transition into other roles, if you're no longer challenged at your current job.

Finally, many HR professionals opt to start their own HR consulting firms. Once you have honed your skills as an HR specialist, you may find you enjoy the freedom of choosing your own projects and schedule.

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