HR Officer Position

Closing Date: 16 May 2023

One of our clients in the Education Industry, wishes to appoint an HR Officer who will be responsible for the human resource functions such as employee recruitment drives, employee onboarding programmes, employee work performance evaluation, and generating annual reports inter alia for the SETA’s and Department of Labour.


The HR Officer should have a complete understanding of the functional side of the HR department, that is, complete familiarity with the talent acquisition process, employee relations, onboarding tactics, HR administration, employee record management, updating databases, and much more.



The HR officer is expected to:

  • Be actively involved in recruitment by preparing job descriptions, posting ads and managing the hiring process
  • Perform background and history checks to ensure the legal compliance
  • Interview skilled candidates to testify their knowledge and skills
  • Provide guidance and instruction to new employees about the company’s policies and rules
  • Support the development and implementation of HR initiatives and systems
  • Provide counselling on policies and procedures
  • Help the HR administrators with employee record management and training programs
  • Report the technical issues to the human resource managers and directors
  • Ensure the employee data is securely recorded in the organisation’s databases
  • Arrange and attends the HR meetings to keep up with what’s going on in an HR department
  • Research and develop techniques to test and select the potential candidates
  • Create and implement effective onboarding plans
  • Develop training and development programs
  • Conduct performance reviews
  • Prepare monthly and annual reports with the detailed labour statistics
  • Support the management of disciplinary and grievance issues


Mandatory Qualifications / Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resource management, business management, business administration, or other relevant fields
  • 5 years of experience as an entry-level HR professional
  • Sound understanding of human resource processes


Preferred Qualifications / Experience

  • Certified HR specialist
  • Good verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Excellent management and organisational skills
  • Familiarity with human resource tools and software
  • Excellent analyst skills
  • Problem-solving and decision-making aptitude
  • Complete understanding of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act
  • The strategical mindset to contribute to the development of the HR department
  • Understanding how the HR department works and how you can contribute significantly toward the HR development
  • Strong ethics and reliability


Important Note:

  • All candidates who reach the final stage of interviews will be required to have a criminal record check completed


About the position:

  • Full time Permanent
  • Onsite
  • Parktown, Johannesburg

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