Human Resources Assistants

conventional interests verify information follow procedure administer benefits answer questions employee sales search files record data supervisory report

Human Resources Administrative Assistant (HR Administrative Assistant), Human Resources Assistant (HR Assistant), Human Resources Associate (HR Associate), Personnel Clerk

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Army Reserve Career Counselor (Army Reserve); Career Counselor; Health Services Human Resources; Human Resources Officer; Human Resources Specialist; Human Resources Technician; Recruiter; Recruiting and Retention NCO (Army National Guard of the United States)
Human Resource Management; Personnel Administration Specialty; Public Affairs Specialist; Public Information Specialty; Yeoman
Administrative Specialist; Basic Personnel and Administration Marine; Career Planner; Career Prior Service Recruiter; Career Recruiter; Equal Opportunity Advisor (EOA); Manpower Information Systems (MIS) Analyst; Personnel Officer; Recruiter
Administrative Assistant; Command Climate Specialist; Human Resources Specialist; Military Manpower Requirements Control Officer; Navy Reserve Order Writing System (NROWS) Orders Specialist; Personnel Performance Officer (General); Personnel Specialist; Recruiter Canvasser; Reserve Pay and Personnel Management (RPPM) Clerk; Submarine Administrative Assistant
Administration; Administration Apprentice; Administration Craftsman; Administration Helper; Administration Journeyman; Administration Superintendent; Personnel; Personnel Apprentice; Personnel Craftsman; Personnel Helper
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.



  • human resources (HR)
  • administrative services

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


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



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things


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


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software

  • Database software
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology

Word processing software

  • Google Docs Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology In Demand

Human resources software

  • Human resource management software HRMS
  • Workscape HR Service Center


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

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