The human resources (HR) administrator is the first point of contact within a company for all HR-related inquiries. Specific tasks include handling employment contracts, recruiting, and setting up interviews for open positions in the company. Additionally, HR administrators oversee other HR personnel.
Although an HR administrator typically works during typical office hours, hours for this position may vary depending on the season. Many companies have a typical time in which they do all of their hiring for the upcoming year; in these situations, significant overtime could be required during "hiring season." While this work typically is not physically demanding, it can be mentally demanding, with many deadlines needing to be met consistently.
Often, a human resources administrator needs a bachelor's degree in human resources, business management, or a related field. Experience in leading a human resources department is also useful.
Human Resources (HR) Administrator Tasks
- Answers employee questions about human resources policies and procedures, and refers to specialist as needed.
- Coordinates new hire orientation, HR events, benefits open enrollment and company-wide meetings.
- Administers and maintains HR activities and programs; such as staffing, compensation, benefits, training and safety.