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Overview

Workplace relations advisors have expert knowledge of workplace relations policies and problems. They represent industrial, commercial, union, employer, employee or other parties in negotiations on rates of pay and conditions of employment.

Work is in an office with some travel expected.

Suits people with excellent written and verbal communication, negotiation and problem-solving skills. Knowledge of administration and management, personnel and human resources, as well as government industrial regulations is essential.

Day-to-day

  • provide advice on industrial relations issues
  • prevent and resolve disputes and grievances and consult with unions
  • oversee performance management processes
  • provide advice or negotiation on terms and conditions of employment contracts
  • develop enterprise agreements or collective contracts such as productivity-based wage adjustment procedures, workplace relations policies and programs
  • oversee the formation and conduct of workplace consultative committees and employee participation initiatives.

Considerations

  • stressful.

To become a Workplace Relations Adviser

Skills employers are looking for

  • Workers' Compensation

  • Case Management

  • Communication Skills

  • Building Relationships

  • Employee Relations Monitoring

  • Microsoft Excel

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