How to Hire a HR Assistant

Does your growing business need an HR Assistant? HR (Human Resource) Assistants assist HR managers with administrative work.

Here are some tips to help you find great HR Assistant candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $16.23 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$30.00 hourly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a HR Assistant?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great HR Assistant hire can help your HR team by:

• Handling all scheduling and data entry work
• Maintain records pertaining to employee leave of absences
• Assist in the hiring and on-boarding of new employees

Skills to look for in a great HR Assistant

A great HR Assistant candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Bachelor’s degree in an HR related field
• Administrative experience
• Experience with HR software such as ADP
• Strong communication skills
• Able to maintain employee confidentiality
• Detail-oriented worker

Writing a HR Assistant job description

A thoughtful description can help find qualified HR Assistant candidates. An HR Assistant job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for HR Assistant jobs, such as:

• HR Assistant
• Human Resource Assistant
• HR Coordinator

Interviewing HR Assistant candidates

Strong candidates for HR Assistant positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Maintaining logistics surrounding the on-boarding and orientation of new employees
• Their comfort with routine data-entry work
• Their understanding of local and national employment laws

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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