As the person who is responsible for the running of the Human Resources department, an HR Executive must not only put in place systems and procedures that work efficiently for all members of staff, but also has the difficult task of keeping both the management and staff happy through keeping workforce costs down, implementing in-house training and motivating staff with bonuses.
In terms of the nitty-gritty, you are responsible for employee benefits, training, heath and safety in the workplace, any disputes with employees and ensuring the company complies with employment law.
You, of course, will also play a key role in the hiring and firing of staff enabling other managers to find the right candidate through rounds of interviews or by working with agencies, as well as overseeing the removal of any staff.
By keeping abreast of changes to employment law, you will communicate any change that might directly affect your company to the management team. Internally, you must also work with the company's drivers and motivators, ensuring a good working knowledge of how the company is moving forward and its aims. Thanks to a proven track record, you will influence any staff changes and carry out that change with effective planning and the support of your team.
As well as managing your own HR team effectively, you will also oversee performance levels across the company. The analysis of this performance will lead to further incentives for staff or the implementation of training. This people strategy focussing on the wellbeing of staff and how they perform will help move the company forward and get the best out of its current staff and employ others tactically.