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HUMAN RESOURCES ADVISOR

Compensation

Competitive compensation package

Flex Benefit Program

Union

Non-Union Exempt Employee (NUEE)

Education

Degree in human resources, business administration or a related area

Registration

Not required

What does this job look like at AHS?

Human resources (HR) advisors are responsible for providing proactive and strategic HR consultation, advice and expertise to management and staff. They support clients by coordinating and advising on a variety of HR functions and related operations. They are often the first point of contact for management and staff seeking HR support, consultation and advice. HR advisors are sometimes referred to as HR generalists.

HR advisors need to be knowledgeable of current and relevant legislation, workplace policies, collective agreements and human behaviour. They have a designated client base and work with a high degree of independence. HR advisors interpret client needs, assess requirements and identify solutions. When required, they collaborate and consult with senior HR advisors and other HR disciplines such as labour relations, learning and development, recruitment, classification and compensation. In addition to managing their client caseload, HR advisors may participate in projects and special initiatives.

HR advisors typically work full-time hours, Monday to Friday. They can apply for positions that are either permanent or temporary depending on business needs. Some travel may be required depending on the requirements of the job.

HR advisors may work on-site at health facilities or in corporate offices. They work with operational managers, other human resources professionals, union representatives and with other corporate departments such as Finance and Communications.

HR advisors use computers and telephones for a large portion of their work and may be required to sit for long periods of time. Occasionally, they may work in emotional, challenging or stressful circumstances.

To learn more visit Alberta Learning Information Services (ALIS).

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