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Human Resources Assistants

Also called: Human Resources Assistant (HR Assistant), Human Resources Associate (HR Associate), Human Resources Coordinator (HR Coordinator), Personnel Assistant

What they do:
Compile and keep personnel records. Record data for each employee, such as address, weekly earnings, absences, amount of sales or production, supervisory reports, and date of and reason for termination. May prepare reports for employment records, file employment records, or search employee files and furnish information to authorized persons.
On the job, you would:
  • Process, verify, and maintain personnel related documentation, including staffing, recruitment, training, grievances, performance evaluations, classifications, and employee leaves of absence.
  • Record data for each employee, including such information as addresses, weekly earnings, absences, amount of sales or production, supervisory reports on performance, and dates of and reasons for terminations.
  • Explain company personnel policies, benefits, and procedures to employees or job applicants.

Knowledge

Business
  • human resources (HR)
  • administrative services
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Human resources software
  • ADP Workforce Now Hot Technology
  • Human resource management software HRMS Hot Technology
Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Learning management system LMS
Data base user interface and query software
  • FileMaker Pro Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate's degree
usually needed

Get started on your career:

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$39,020
$25,860
$56,440
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