Strong competition for entry-level roles
Opportunities for entry-level human resources advisers are average due to strong competition for positions and limited growth in human resources jobs.
You can increase your chances of getting an entry-level role by:
- having a human resource management qualification
- being prepared to start in a basic role in a human resources team.
Chances increase with experience
Chances are better for human resources advisers with experience and expertise in:
- internal recruitment
- change management
- learning and development
- culture and diversity management
- remuneration (pay) and rewards
- employment relations.
According to the Census, 5,127 human resources advisers worked in New Zealand in 2018.
Types of employers varied
Human resources advisers may work for:
- large organisations
- government departments
- human resources consultancies.
Self-employed human resources advisers usually work on contract for small to medium-sized businesses.