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A HR Administrator's role is a mixture of both admin and HR. The proportions of which will vary according to the organisation, department and your own background and talents.
Duties May Include:
First point of contact for all HR Related queries.
Administer HR documentation (i.e. contacts of employment).
Ensure the relevant HR database is up-to date, accurate and is complying with legislation.
Assist in the recruitment process & liaise with recruitment agencies.
Set up interviews and issues any correspondences.
You'll be working a standard 35-40 hour week (9am-5pm) but there could be extra hours available during busy periods of recruitment. Working in an office, travel will depend on how big your organisation is, but you will be expected to visit training providers. Working as an HR administrator is a good way to advance your prospects in HR, as you can often pull yourself up the HR hierarchy into more senior HR assistant.
HR opportunities can be found in various organisations; including banks, local government, health services, airlines, hotels, retail or manufacturing industries. The market at the moment is very competitive for vacancies, and as such an inexperienced graduate will struggle. Gaining CIPD qualifications or NVQs/SVQs will significantly help your promotion prospects. If you're looking to work aboard, this can be achieved by working for a multinational company. then once experienced you could also look to setup your own specialist consultancy.
In terms of salary you will initially be looking at £15,000 - 18,000 a year and then if you move onto a HR Officer you should expect a salary of £18,000 - 25,000.
When recruiting for a HR administrator recruiters will be looking for candidates with a first degree (in HR or management). There are also some postgraduate personnel management courses, although you'll need to hold a good first degree. Most HR administrators are trained on the go, but many employers will expect their staff to work towards the CIPD qualifications.
To be a successful HR Administrator you'll need:
Strong admin skills
Familiar with Microsoft Office
A high level of confidence
Excellent interpersonal and customer-facing skills
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to work as part of a team, work accurately and with attention to detail.
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