Human resources assistant HR assistant, personnel assistant
Human resources (HR) assistants provide admin support to the HR team within a company or organisation.
1. Entry requirements
Employers will usually expect you to have:
- GCSEs in English and maths, or equivalent
- computer skills
- experience of office work
You may also find it useful to have qualifications in business administration. Some employers may expect you to have a qualification from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
The CIPD has more information about working in HR.
2. Skills required
- the ability to pay close attention to detail
- good written and spoken communication skills
- IT skills
- a well organised approach to work
- teamworking skills
- the ability to work flexibly
3. What you'll do
Your day-to-day tasks may include:
- answering enquiries
- maintaining staff details on computer systems
- writing documents like letters and reports
- updating employee holiday and sickness records
- recording discussions during disciplinary procedures
- producing staff handbooks and newsletters
- organising meetings and taking ‘minutes’
- setting up recruitment and training events
Starter: £15,000 to £18,000
Highly Experienced: £22,000
These figures are a guide.
5. Working hours, patterns and environmentYou’ll work 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Flexible hours, part-time and temporary work are widely available.
You’ll spend most of your time working in an office using a computer.
6. Career path and progressionWith experience, you could become an HR officer or team leader.
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Last updated: 16 April 2018