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Human Resources and Industrial Relations Officers

Human resources and industrial relations officers conduct research 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.

More about this Career

Average Salary


New workers start around £11086. Normal pay is £22034 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £27728.



Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • 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 into pay differentials, productivity and efficiency bonuses and other payments.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft Skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Active Listening


  • Critical Thinking


  • Reading Comprehension


  • Speaking


  • Writing


  • Active Learning


  • Monitoring


  • Learning Strategies


  • Mathematics


  • Science


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