HR Specialist Job Description

HR Specialist Job Description

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HR specialist provides HR project support in the areas of the benefits, compensation, payroll, leaves, worker's compensation, unemployment, reporting, auditing, etc.

HR Specialist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Coordinate and assist with facilitating the recruiting process, ensuring an exceptional candidate experience from the initial application to first day on the job
Assist the Talent Acquisition team with university relations and recruiting events, such as informational sessions, on campus programs, internships, and job fairs
Other responsibilities may include managing the reception desk, receiving and directing visitors, filing, and faxing
Supporting the analysis of feedback to aid in identifying themes and providing insightful commentary for executives
Leveraging the feedback analysis to make recommendations for improvements and action planning
Supporting the Company's employee engagement initiatives
Assisting in the on-going implementation of change programmes
Providing general support to the centres of expertise and HRBPs in the delivery of HR services and special projects
Driving and supporting the implementation of the company's attendance management initiatives and projects
Reviewing and updating HR policies

HR Specialist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for HR Specialist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PHR, HR, SHRM, SPHR, CP, SCP, PS, HRS, GOSI, HRIP

Education for HR Specialist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the HR specialist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Human Resources, Education, Business, Business/Administration, Business/Management, Psychology, Management, Human Resources Management, Law, Associates

Skills for HR Specialist

Desired skills for HR specialist include:

Microsoft Office
Areas of labor standards
Data entry
Worker's compensation reporting
OSHA reporting and Affirmative Action data integrity
MS Office

Desired experience for HR specialist includes:

Equity and ethical behaviour
Superior customer-service mindset with an exceptional “can-do” and service-oriented attitude
Experience working with Applicant Tracking Systems such as Taleo or another large scale ATS preferred
Bachelor's degree in HR Management or 2-3 years experience in HR related field
Retail recruiting, hiring, or employee relations experience preferred
Prior experience with an HRIS database preferred

HR Specialist Examples


HR Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of HR specialist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for HR specialist
  • Functions as the "technical" expert in their assigned area
  • Proactively works to address, analyze, and improve operational efficiencies and effectiveness for the region
  • Provide recruiting coordination support for home office recruiting and hiring
  • Conduct on-boarding for new hires and help manage the completion of on-boarding beyond the new hire’s first day
  • Develop and execute the Summer Internship Program
  • Manage temporary Associate hiring and ensure processes are maintained
  • Conduct new hire follow-ups and exit interviews to help assess, recommend needed organizational improvements, or reinforce best practices
  • Support the annual performance review process for the Vestis Home Office
  • Assist in critical HR projects and initiatives, as appropriate
  • Aggregating information from systems
Qualifications for HR specialist
  • Solid understanding of Human Resources functional areas and practices
  • 1-2 years’ experience in HR coordination role, immigration or benefits a plus
  • Reporting writing experience a plus
  • Knowledge of the following human resources practices preferred (employment, benefits, compensation)
  • Familiarity with an HR system, preferably Workday and Taleo
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing business needs and regulations

HR Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of HR specialist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for HR specialist
  • Facilitates the explanation of benefits to new hires and associates
  • Conducts and coordinates new hire orientation
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining all employee files
  • Payroll administrator responsibilities
  • Assists in new hire performance feedback
  • Responsible for management and tracking of Worker’s Comp files
  • Effectively utilize computer systems to capture, complete and administer a variety of reports
  • Assists with the planning of company events
  • Assist in special projects are requested
  • Performs general office administrative activities
Qualifications for HR specialist
  • 2 to 4 years of professional experience, preferably in a Human Resources function
  • Some college level course work completed, preferably a 4 year degree
  • PHR professional designation or equivalent preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency and proven track record of analytical and data presentation skills to support management decision making
  • A passion for technology and demonstrated ability to adopt and leverage such for process improvement and efficiency
  • Ability to work in fast paced, team oriented, collaborative environment

HR Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of HR specialist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for HR specialist
  • Manages leaves of absence in accordance with federal and state regulations
  • Serving as resource on human resources matters, providing guidance, assistance, and support to management, supervisors and administrators
  • Demonstrating knowledge of internal HR information by displaying the ability to research, comprehend, and communicate Duke Policies and regulations
  • Acting as consultant, recommending best practices in accordance with established University policy
  • Maintaining and building relationships with School of Medicine HR and other appropriate offices and departments to respond to personnel problems, issues, and special requests and to facilitate personnel actions
  • Addressing, analyzing, and triaging all general customer inquiries - from employees, department administration and other Duke entities
  • Advise and assist in the handling of human resources issues and determining the appropriate actions and processing
  • Addressing questions with detail, accuracy, and completeness, via written, verbal and/or electronic communication
  • Coordinating, processing and managing new hires, including I-9 verification and submission
  • Obtaining and verifying necessary documentation, schedule orientation, set up Approvers and Back-up Approvers in Payroll Systems
Qualifications for HR specialist
  • Degree Human Resource Management or a related discipline (essential)
  • 3 years post-graduation Human Resources experience in a similar role
  • 4+ years of solid HR experience
  • Good command of English/Arabic
  • HR degree or 2 years related experience
  • Timely and proper communication between all the parties involved in Off-boarding process

HR Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a HR specialist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for HR specialist
  • Coordinating Paid Parental Leave and submitting appropriate forms for payment
  • Maintains Applicant Tracking System with candidate dispositions and final close out
  • Provide payroll support on a weekly basis and monitor changes as needed
  • Assists with the full cycle recruiting processes for employees
  • Coordinates employee engagement functions and administers the service awards program
  • Assist employees with benefits, policies and all other related questions
  • Performs HR administrative tasks and provides backup support for the reception desk
  • Processes new hires in the HRIS system, maintains personnel records and administers the timekeeping function in Kronos
  • Participate in safety projects and be an active member of the safety committee
  • Engages in the interactive process for employees requesting work accommodations
Qualifications for HR specialist
  • Minimum 3 years of HR experience at generalist level
  • Participation and analysis of exit interviews
  • Generate and maintains different employees reports and statistics
  • Human Resource degree or course work
  • Working knowledge of local legal regulations and practices
  • Understanding of social security, payroll and accounting principles

HR Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a HR specialist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for HR specialist
  • Manage and scale the onboarding program for our quickly growing Cambridge location, partnering with HR colleagues across multiple locations
  • Serve as the voice of our local employee population while partnering with Recruiting, HR, centralized Employee Resource Center, Facilities, and other groups on key initiatives
  • Direct employees to the appropriate resources to answer HR questions, provide local assistance when needed
  • Take ownership of existing employee and leader learning and development opportunities and work with HR Business Partners to expand BOS offerings
  • Implement and coordinate local communication and culture based initiatives (such as All Hands Meeting or networking events)
  • Provide HR support for core HR processes, ad hoc projects and requests
  • Works under the direction of the OE Director and assists with or handles a variety of HR administrative functions and processes
  • Supports Director and OE Consultants
  • Coordinates training sessions including facilitator scheduling, dates and attendees
  • Manages and updates company-wide programs that include new employee orientation, employment law training, Provides assistance to client-groups in organization
Qualifications for HR specialist
  • Hands-on experience with Workday and or Kenexa BrassRing will be an asset
  • You will provide HR support for the Home Office HR team
  • Fluent in English, Italian and French
  • Support ongoing workforce stability and employee engagement efforts through initiatives like stay interviews, exit interviews and people analytics
  • Assists front line DC leaders in the deployment of solutions with process-oriented perspective
  • Participates in and leads company-wide programs and initiatives at the local level (e.g., Vitality and wellness initiative, annual open enrollment processes, workforce planning )

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