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Human Resources Specialists

Also called: HR Coordinator (Human Resources Coordinator), HR Generalist (Human Resources Generalist), Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist), Recruiter

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What they do:
Perform activities in the human resource area. Includes employment specialists who screen, recruit, interview, and place workers.
On the job, you would:
  • Interpret and explain human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations.
  • Hire employees and process hiring-related paperwork.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action guidelines and laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Knowledge

Business
  • human resources (HR)
  • administrative services
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • law and government
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Human resources software
  • ADP Workforce Now Hot Technology
  • Oracle Taleo Hot Technology
Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Dynamics Hot Technology
  • SAP Hot Technology
Data base user interface and query software
  • LinkedIn Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$60,880
$36,270
$104,390
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