Human Resources Specialist Job Description

A human resources specialist is the term used to describe a professional who manages a company’s human resources and employee relations.

These professionals handle employee hiring and firing, as well as employee compensation and benefits.

A human resources specialist is also in charge of creating and maintaining company policies, such as sexual harassment, office safety, and overtime regulations.

HR specialists are also responsible for ensuring the employees of a company receive proper training, and that they receive timely and accurate performance reviews.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Human Resources Specialist to join our team! As a Human Resources Specialist, you will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources department. You will play a critical role in ensuring that our Human Resources department runs smoothly and efficiently. If you are a detail-oriented and organized individual with a passion for helping others, then we want you on our team!

Human Resources Specialist Duties:

  • Co-ordinate, schedule, and process all human resource administration functions including processing hiring and termination paperwork and such typical functions as employee benefits, payroll, and employee development
  • Establish and maintain all company employee records, including employee files, employee handbooks, and employee directories
  • Research, evaluate, recommend, and implement human resource administrative procedures and programs for the company
  • Assist management in hiring procedures, employee training, personnel policies, and employee development
  • Be proactive in monitoring employee morale and evaluating performance
  • Retain all personnel records of the company
  • Procure and properly maintain all office supplies and equipment
  • Oversee company compliance with all legal regulations, employee safety, and employment standards
  • Procure gift items, publications, and such services as transportation, entertainment, and catering for the company

Human Resources Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Perform a variety of human resources functions, from recruitment to payroll, including interviewing candidates, processing new-hire paperwork, and following up on employee concerns
  • Manage employee records, including time sheets, performance evaluations, and exit interviews
  • Provide general labor support, including answering phones, providing project support, and setting up events
  • Work closely with vendors and distributors to maintain up-to-date records
  • Maintain and update job descriptions and company policies, such as compensation, benefits, company policies, and employee handbook
  • Conduct background checks and drug tests
  • Develop employee compensation and benefit plans
  • Perform payroll processing, including issuing paychecks and inputting time cards
  • Prepare and distribute employee communications
  • Prepare employee performance reviews
  • Conduct training and employee development seminars
  • Provide administrative support, including scheduling meetings and travel arrangements

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Requirements And Skills:

  • 2+ years’ proven experience supporting a Human Resources Department
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, results-oriented environment

At Company Name, we are an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals.