Human resources (HR) representatives complete a number of tasks within the human resources department, such as supporting the organization's personnel-related goals and conducting benefits reporting. They also provide support for your employees by creating a good relationship among all groups of the workplace and create programs and workplace activities related to employee wellness and benefits.
Much of an HR representative's work is in an office setting; however, these professionals often conduct hands-on work (such as training) with a variety of employees across the organization. They may, for example, conduct trainings or hold discussions with employees in a factory, warehouse, or production facility. Most of a HR representative's day is spent meeting with many employees and coworkers to discuss possible problems and techniques that can be implemented to create a better workplace. The rest of their time typically includes reporting and filing.
Typically, human resources representatives must have a bachelor's degree in human resources or a related field. They also typically need two to four years of HR experience. It is also a must to have basic computer skills, including with programs such as as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Human Resources (HR) Representative Tasks
Administers and maintains HR activities and programs; such as staffing, compensation, benefits, training and safety.
Coordinates new hire orientation, HR events, benefits open enrollment and company-wide meetings.
Answers employee questions about human resources policies and procedures, and refers to specialist as needed.