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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  • 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.

Basic Skills
Active Listening
Reading Comprehension
Speaking

Technical Skills
Operations Analysis
Operations Monitoring

Social Skills
Social Perceptiveness
Coordination
Service Orientation

Systems Skills
Judgment and Decision Making
Systems Analysis
System Evaluation

Problem Solving Skills
Complex Problem Solving

Resource Management Skills
Time Management
Management of Personnel Resources
Management of Material Resources

  • 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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