What does a HR Assistant do?

Human resources (HR) assistants are certified professionals who handle daily administrative and human resources duties at an organization. They help human resources managers with recruitment, payroll employee processing, and employee record maintenance. They are responsible for providing clerical support to all employees.

HR assistants support internal and external requests related to the department; they will maintain digital and electronic records for employees and serve as the point person with benefits, vendors, and administrators. During the recruitment process, they assist by identifying qualified candidates and performing reference checks, and by issuing employment contracts. They oversee the completion of a company‘s compensation and benefits documentation and papers and assist with performance management procedures. They are responsible for coordinating training sessions and seminars, and they perform orientation and update records of new staff. HR assistants need a minimum bachelor's degree in human resources or related fields into years of experience as an HR assistant. They also need to be fluent in labor laws and employment equity regulations.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

HR Assistant Salaries

Average Base Pay

$40,222 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $40K
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HR Assistant Career Path

Learn how to become a HR Assistant, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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HR Assistant Insights

Read what HR Assistant professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Apr 29, 2020

“And working with one of the best consultancy firms is a golden opportunity for me.”

Human Resources Assistant
Dec 20, 2020

“As this was remote internship face to face interaction was not possible and its was an unpaid internship.”

Human Resources Executive
Jul 8, 2020

“I started my career with Infoxen last year and I have got a lot of opportunities to learn and grow.”

Human Resources Assistant
Nov 23, 2020

“Some of the best reasons to work for Lifekeepers is the great team that you get to be part of.”

Unical AviationUnical Aviation
Human Resources Administrative Assistant
Aug 12, 2021

“When I asked for projects or opportunities to grow they were always offered to me.”

Future Supply Chain SolutionsFuture Supply Chain Solutions
Human Resources Executive
Dec 19, 2020

“Good for career growth and good training provided on the job”

Starwood Hotels & ResortsStarwood Hotels & Resorts
Human Resources Assistant
Dec 8, 2019

“Good work and performance and professional”

Human Resources Assistant
Dec 15, 2020

“Steady and good career progression”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a hr assistant

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The most common qualifications to become a hr assistant include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.