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Personnel Officer

Job Zone

Education
Most occupations in this zone require job specific training (vocational training) related to the occupation (NFQ Levels 5 and 6 or higher), related on-the-job experience, or a relevant professional award.

Related Experience
Previous work-related skills, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, several years of full or part-time employment in the area may suffice.

Job Training
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognised apprenticeship or training program may be associated with these occupations.

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€20k > 55
Personnel Officer / Human Resource Officer
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€20 - 55
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Data Source(s):
Sigmar / Brightwater / CPL / Hudson / Abrivia / Lincoln

Last Updated: February, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
Shortage Indicator

8.2%
Occupational Category

Human Resources & Industrial Relations Officers

Also included in this category:

Employment advisers; personnel officers; recruitment consultants.

Number Employed:

7,200

Part time workers: 17%
Aged over 55: 7%
Male / Female: 32 / 68%
Non-Nationals: 18%
With Third Level: 91%
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Recruits, trains and develops staff, supervises staff schemes and organises company social events.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Process, verify, and maintain personnel related documentation, including staffing, recruitment, training, grievances, performance evaluations, classifications, and employee leaves of absence.

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Explain company personnel policies, benefits, and procedures to employees or job applicants.

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Record data for each employee, including such information as addresses, weekly earnings, absences, amount of sales or production, supervisory reports on performance, and dates of and reasons for terminations.

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Gather personnel records from other departments or employees.

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Examine employee files to answer inquiries and provide information for personnel actions.

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Answer questions regarding examinations, eligibility, salaries, benefits, and other pertinent information.

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Compile and prepare reports and documents pertaining to personnel activities.

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Request information from law enforcement officials, previous employers, and other references to determine applicants' employment acceptability.

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Process and review employment applications to evaluate qualifications or eligibility of applicants.

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Arrange for advertising or posting of job vacancies, and notify eligible workers of position availability.

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The following is a list of the most commonly reported work activities in this occupation.

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Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work: Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

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Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships: Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

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Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates: Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

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Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge: Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

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Processing Information: Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.

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Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings: Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.

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Performing Administrative Activities: Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.

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Getting Information: Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

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Documenting/Recording Information: Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

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Communicating with Persons Outside Organization: Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.


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The following is a list of the five most commonly reported knowledge areas for this occupation.

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Personnel and Human Resources: Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

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Customer and Personal Service: Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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English Language: Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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Clerical: Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

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Administration and Management: Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

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Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

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Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people.

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Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

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Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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Organisation: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in Ireland
Address: Marine House,Clanwilliam Place, Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 653 0400
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