Working in human resources (also called HR) is the perfect job for a people-person. Human resource generalists and specialists are trained to perform both administrative and strategic hiring duties and planning. They are the ones who recruit and place workers, who train and on-board, and who help guide new employees through the complicated process of benefits and compensation.
HR represents both the employee and the company, and they handle employee relations. They also have the crucial task of complying with all local, state, and federal regulations for HR. The ideal candidate will be organized, experienced, and a dedicated strategist and planner.
Human Resources Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Recruit and interview potential applicants on experience, skills, and education
- Contacts applicants’ references and performs background checks required by company
- Organizes and manages new employee orientation, on-boarding, and training programs
- Explains and provides information on employee benefits, programs, and education. May also advise on benefit needs or evaluate benefit contract bids.
- Covers all legal compliance for human resource federal and state requirements
- Maintains employee records and paperwork
- Represents employer in community and recruiting events
- Answers employee questions and addresses employee concerns with company; including employee safety, welfare, wellness and health
- Sometimes manages committees on wellness, training, health and safety, culture, and communications.
- Manage and distribution of payroll to all employees from HRIS or manual method if needed.
Human Resources Job Requirements and Qualifications
- HR applicants require a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, or a related field, or extensive prior experience in human resource
- One to Three years of experience in human resources positions
- Possesses superb written and spoken communication skill
- Excellent interpersonal relationship building and employee coaching skills
- Excellent computer skills, knowledge of Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), Excel and demonstrated skills in database management and record keeping
- Organized and efficient in daily tasks
- Specialized training in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, training, and preventive labor relations, preferred.
- General knowledge of employment laws and best practices