- Exploration and production
- Oil and Gas Services
- Oil sands
- Post-secondary diploma
- Post-secondary degree
About This Career
You know what it takes to bring the vision of your company to reality – its people. Human Resources Advisors, like you, are needed in the competitive oil and gas industry. You recruit the best people; you create and implement training, programs, procedures and policies to optimize their talent… and to make sure they are treated fairly.
Human Resources (HR) Advisors assist and advise employers with employee compensation, organizational development, change management, performance management, employee/leadership development, employee relations and possibly recruitment in smaller organizations. They evaluate, develop, and implement human resources programs and procedures to address issues such as organizational effectiveness.
HR Advisors work with employees and potential candidates to negotiate employment terms and agreements, as well as undertake job evaluations. A key part of the role is to ensure that the company is complying with employment law and managing their employees appropriately. They utilize standard office equipment and software applications, as well as specialized human resources management applications. Depending on the employer, some travel to sites may be required.
When you start in this occupation activities may include:
- Advertising job vacancies, interviewing job applicants and preparing offer letters.
- Updating and maintaining the HR Information System
- Advising employers and employees on the interpretation of human resources policies, compensation and benefit programs and collective agreements.
- Negotiating terms and conditions of employment with new and current staff
As you advance in this career, you may take on additional tasks including:
- Addressing poor performance or disciplinary matters
- Advising managers on recruitment and selection strategies
- Providing advice and participating in work reviews and change processes
- Providing advice and assistance on policies, procedures, legislation and enterprise agreements
- Negotiating settlements of appeals and disputes and coordinating the termination of employment process.
- A post-secondary diploma or degree in human resources management or a related field is typically required.
- Some employers may require human resources professionals to hold a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.
- Specific health and safety certifications will be determined by job requirements
Your company looks to you for guidance on issues and decisions related to its workforce. This means you have strong interpersonal, research, problem and analytical skills.
- Attention to detail
- Human resources knowledge
- Active listening
- Leading/Living the vision and values
- Managing conflict
- Administration and management
- Judgment and decision making
- Management of personnel resources
- Building a successful team
- Social perceptiveness
- Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services
- Educational services
- Public administration
- Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
- Accommodation and food services
- Finance and insurance
- Management of companies and enterprises
- Mining and quarrying
- Professional, scientific and technical services
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Also known as
- Corporate Recruiter
- Recruitment Specialist
- Employment Coordinator
- Employment Representative
- Employment Specialis
- Human Resources Coordinator
- Human Resources Generalist
- Human Resources Specialist
- Personnel Coordinator
- Technical Recruiter
2019 employment in Canada's oil and gas industryPosted
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