Entry Level Human Resources Jobs
The Human Resources Managers or Human Resources Department has over the years proved to be an indispensable arm of the workforce of every corporate organization, business sector, industry, or economy.
It is HR as they are called for short that serves as a link between company management and staff. It is they that are saddled with the responsibility of posting job ads, planning the recruitment and selection process of new members, scheduling interviews, running background checks, evaluating employees’ performances, and generally planning, coordinating, and directing the administrative functions of an organization. Since organization managers and management, in general, depend solely on these professionals to decide on who should be the next member of their organization or team and to also manage and properly harness the potentials of already existing team members, their relevance is certainly not up for debate. The multitude of tasks HR managers perform for organizations can be summarized as The 5 Core Human
Resources Functions which include:
• Compensation and Benefits
• Recruiting and Staffing
• Safety and Compliance
• Training and Development
• Talent Management
In today’s business environment where every organization is aiming to hire the most talented people, HR managers have become highly sort after because they don’t just fill job openings, the source for the finest candidates or talents, market the company to them, and smoothen their onboarding process. So if you happen to be a trained or professional HR manager, you’re like the best thing since after sliced bread (to organizations though).
In this article, we’d be perusing a couple of entry-level human resources jobs. Let’s get right to it.
People and Culture Coordinator
This HR professional handles day-to-day people and Culture activities such as providing support to team members, recruitment, onboarding, participating in projects, learning, diversity, policy review, and also dealing with key strategic initiatives. Taking into consideration the wide range of HR functions people and culture coordinators perform, they can be referred to as HR generalists as they coordinate, manage, control, and execute a range of human resources functions. To make a top-tier P&C coordinator, good communication and interpersonal skills are the basic qualities a professional must possess. And in addition to that, strong organizational and multitasking skills, excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, team management, and leadership skills are all required of a professional who wishes to thrive in this field.
Human Resources Payroll Specialist
The primary responsibility of professionals in this HR department is to process and maintain employees’ databases regarding wages, salary, pay, benefits, and all things paycheck. They must determine the pay befitting each employee whilst working within the company’s budget. They also keep track of deductions, time and attendance, loans, allowances, bonuses, and benefits as all this will help them accurately decide the pay an employee gets.
Human Resources Associate
HR associates obtain, record, and interpret human resources information within an organization. It is they who are in charge of managing an organization’s human resources records and to the best of their ability ensure new team members do not find the onboarding process unusually tough.
An HR Personnel Assistant or an HR Assistant as they are alternatively called offers clerical and technical support to HR managers or administrators. They work alongside recruiters and other human resources staff to ensure efficient paperwork and documentation. They support in areas such as recruiting and hiring, compensation and benefits, and any area where their assistance is required. They may also be required to gather information on employees’ especially concerning their skills, training, and general work history. With no specific job description, they carry out any task brought to their table.
An HR recruiter is a certified professional whose major duty within an organization is to hire qualified candidates to fill up openings in the organization. These professionals play a major role in the recruitment and retainment of new team members. To effectively discharge their duties, they develop and execute workable recruitment strategies. Since companies are steadily competing with each other to recruit the choicest applicants, it is HR recruiters that are saddled with the responsibility of ensuring that their organization outwits others. To achieve this, they must constantly improve on their strategies.
A recruiting coordinator plays a vital role in the hiring process. Their job description cuts across that of a recruiter, a hiring manager, and a talent sourcing representative. While recruiters focus their energy and effort on the actual interview process, it is recruiting coordinators that facilitate the movement of candidates through the recruitment process. A recruiting coordinator is actively involved in the entire recruiting process beginning with putting out ads for vacancies, scheduling interviews, handling last-minute schedule changes when it happens, conducting background checks, and generally ensuring a smooth hiring process.
These HR professionals are like the jack-of-all-trades of the HR department. They carry out all HR functions ranging from advertising job openings, perusing résumés, scheduling interviews with the best applicants, hiring new staff members, ensuring the newly hired members have a hitch-free onboarding process, administering pay, benefits, loans, leave, and any other available HR job.
Although other departments in HR especially HR generalists may have dabbled into the job of an onboarding representative, their importance can still not be overlooked. The major duties of an onboarding representative can be summarized in the four phases listed below:
The first phase of onboarding also known as pre-boarding commences as soon as a candidate accepts an organization’s offer and continues until they show up for the first time, most likely for an interview.
The second phase is welcoming the applicants who were selected.
The third phase is training new hires on the specific position they’d be occupying in the organization.
And finally, doing everything within their means to ease the transitioning and settling in of new hires.
To effectively carry out their duties, onboarding representatives must possess excellent communication skills, and in addition to that, be versatile and very familiar with labor laws and legislation.
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