Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping

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.

Median Annual Wage: $38,040

Education: Associate's degree (30%); High school diploma or equivalent (26%); Some college, no degree (21%)

Projected Growth: Little or no change (-2% to 2%)

Related Job Titles: Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist); Human Resources Representative (HR Representative); Administrative Assistant; Human Resources Assistant (HR Assistant); Personnel Assistant; Human Resources Coordinator (HR Coordinator); Human Resources Technician (HR Technician); Human Resources Associate (HR Associate); Human Resources Administrative Assistant; Human Resources Consultant (HR Consultant)

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  • Explain company personnel policies, benefits, and procedures to employees or job applicants.
  • 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.
  • Gather personnel records from other departments or employees.
  • Examine employee files to answer inquiries and provide information for personnel actions.
  • Answer questions regarding examinations, eligibility, salaries, benefits, and other pertinent information.
  • Compile and prepare reports and documents pertaining to personnel activities.

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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

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