Want to become an HR Assistant?

A Human Resources (HR) Assistant is responsible for the daily administrative and HR duties of a business. This includes providing generalist support to senior HR team members and ensuring that all administration linked to the Human Resources department is completed. Want to become an HR Assistant but not sure how? 

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Busy Bee Recruitment writes:

Typical duties could include:

  • Assisting with payroll by providing relevant data (absences, bonus, leaves, etc)
  • Assisting with the recruitment and initial orientation of new staff members
  • Handling complaints and grievance procedures
  • Maintaining confidentiality with all employee data
  • Providing administrative support through tasks such as data entry, printing, and answering the phone

What skills will employers seek?

  • Adaptability, flexibility and patience
  • Decisive thinking and drive to deliver
  • Ambition and confidence
  • Discretion and trustworthiness
  • Excellent communication and customer service
  • Time management and the ability to multitask
  • Ability to build positive relationships

Do I need to have a qualification?

As this is often an entry level position there is not always a requirement to hold a relevant qualification however a CIPD qualification is desired for any HR position. Recommended qualifications include the CIPD Level 3 Diploma or the CIPD Level 3 Certificate. Most CIPD courses can be studied entirely online, at your own pace and around you and your commitments.

Is there growth in the role?

Career progression is often offered when another role comes up or if the business is expanding and if you are committed enough to want to do further training. As an HR Assistant you could eventually progress to HR Generalist, HR Manager and then HR Director.

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