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Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.

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Human Resources

Human Resources

A human resources department looks after the workplace needs of a company’s staff. This means a wide range of potential duties, including looking after pay and benefits, dealing with hiring new staff and introducing them to the company, dealing with arguments and making sure staff are happy in the workplace.

Some who work in the sector will specialise in a specific role, whereas others will be generalists dealing with all issues, especially in smaller companies. You will do well in the area if you are good with people and have excellent attention to detail.

Occupations in Human Resources
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Human Resources / Personnel Manager

Responsible for recruitment of staff, internal staff development, employee training and development.

HR Director - Human Resources

Oversees the HR operations of all divisions of the business and works to improve policies and procedures.

Industrial Relations Officer

Works on maintaining a good relationship between employers and their staff in the workplace.

Personnel Manager

Plans, directs, and coordinates the human resource management activities of an organisation.

Staff Trainer

Training officers identify staff training needs, and plan and organise suitable training programmes.

Staff Relations Official

Provides research, administration and negotiation support for the Staff Relations Managers.