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Human Resource Advisor

Human Resources Advisers are responsible for recruitment advice, performance management and pay, wellbeing, training and development, employment relations and policies for the staff of an organisation.

What do Human Resource Advisors do at work?

  • Deal with HR queries from management and staff.
  • Advise and train managers on recruitment and selection strategies.
  • Advise on staff career development or training needs.
  • Negotiate terms and conditions of employment with staff.
  • Review and update job descriptions.
  • Develop and assist with recruitment campaigns.
  • Review and update HR policies so they are in line with current legislation.
  • Provide advice on employment legislation and health and safety regulations.

Skills and knowledge

  • Human resources policies and processes.
  • Employment contracts and procedures.
  • Training and development planning and design strategies.
  • Relationship management techniques and processes.
  • Employment legislation, such as the Employment Relations Act, Human Rights Act, Equal Pay Act and Privacy Act.


  • Diploma or degree in human resource management and work experience in human resources.
  • Professional qualifications in other relevant areas such as industrial relations, employment law, industrial psychology or business management may also be useful.
  • NCEA Level 3 is required to enter tertiary training. Useful subjects include English, business studies, economics and social studies.

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$65,000 – 110,000 per year.