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Personnel officer (m/f/d)

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Personnel officers – allrounders in the HR area

Personnel officers ensure an optimal coverage of personnel needs within the individual departments of companies. They are also responsible for the planning and management of the application process as well as for the processing of all commercial matters when new staff is hired. In addition, they help ensure optimal working conditions for the employees.

Which opportunities do personnel officers have on the labour market?

Due to their wide-ranging professional training, personnel officers have good or even very good chances on the labour market. They are regarded as allrounders in the HR area and work across different industries. Thus, large companies are increasingly employing these specialists for controlling, recruitment or personnel development. Personnel officers who specialise in one of these areas are therefore particularly sought-after. Their prospects for the future are excellent, especially due to the growing digitalisation. In this context, new sub-areas emerge that have to be managed by qualified experts. Find out how to make optimal use of your qualifications!

What are the tasks and responsibilities of personnel officers?

Personnel officers assume an extensive range of tasks in companies. They are responsible for the determination of staff requirements, recruitment, personnel development and deployment as well as staff reduction. In short, personnel officers take care of the employees from the moment they start working for the company until they leave it. Their tasks also include the analysis of planned personnel measures, the recruitment of new employees, the further training of existing employees and the administration of employee data.

  • Determination of staff requirements
  • Personnel recruitment
  • Deployment of personnel
  • Personnel development
  • Staff reduction

Which hard skills and soft skills should personnel officers have?

The most important skills of personnel officers include knowledge of and experience in employee support, sound knowledge of personnel recruitment and experience in personnel administration. It is also important to be able to recognise the potential in employees and to promote and motivate them accordingly.
In addition to their specialist knowledge, personnel officers require a whole range of soft skills.

  • Skills in employee support
  • Knowledge of methods and trends in the area of personnel recruitment
  • IT skills
  • An analytical way of thinking
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • Team spirit

What is the average salary of personnel officers?

The salary of personnel officers depends on the industry, the professional experience and the size of the company. Their starting salary is about EUR 35,000 per year. Senior personnel officers earn between EUR 50,000 and EUR 69,000 per year. Personnel officers who work in the chemical industry or in the field of process engineering have the highest salary.

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