Human Resources Generalist

What do they do?

Compile and keep personal records, 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. Screen, recruit, interview and place workers.

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Some typical job duties include:

  • Process, verify and maintain personnel related documentation, including staffing, recruitment, training, grievances, performance evaluations and classifications. 
  • Explain company personnel policies, benefits and procedures. 
  • Compile and prepare reports and documents pertaining to personnel activities. 
  • Arrange for advertising or posting of job vacancies, and notify eligible workers of position availability. 
  • Process and review employment applications to evaluate qualifications or eligibility of applicants. 
  • Hire employees and process hiring-related paperwork. 

Most Important Occupational Skills:

Basic Skills

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking

Technical Skills

  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operations Analysis

Social Skills

  • Coordination
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Service Orientation

 Systems Skills

  •  Judgment and Decision Making
  •  Systems Analysis
  •  Systems Evaluation

Problem Solving Skills

  • Complex Problem Solving 

Resource Management Skills

  • Time Management
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Management of Material Resources

Just the Facts

  • Salary range: $20,000-$100,000+
  • Education and Professional Requirements: High school degree for entry, with bachelor's degree for advancement.
  • Possible career path: Human Resources Assistant > Human Resources Specialist > Human Resources Manager > Vice President, Human Resources

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