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Human resource administration, or HR, is the oversight of the employment experience of workers within an organization or company. Responsible for a wide array of duties, human resource administrators oversee their workforce and employee development. Administrators should have strong communication and decision making skills and be detail oriented.
Human resource administrators may be trained in all human resource disciplines and undertake tasks in each area. Administrators guide employees through procedures and answer questions pertaining to policies. They may also help employers with the hiring process by identifying employment needs and interviewing applicants. Administrators may also contact a job applicant’s references and assist with background checks. In addition to helping with the hiring process, administrators may also help organize and conduct employee orientation.
Human resource administrators may also enforce policies, oversee performance growth, and assistant with designing compensation programs. Additionally, HR administrators may also process payroll and administer benefits.
HR administrators may be hired for any work setting, including legal, educational, commercial, and government organizations. Their salary may vary depending on their duties and location. In 2019, the median pay for a human resource specialist was $61,920 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. HR administrators often work full time during regular business hours.
To enter the field, you need training. Our online Human Resource Administration Associate Degree program may help you take the first steps towards launching a career you enjoy. You’ll take lessons such as
Our online HR program can be done in six months while you study at home, at your own pace. Once you complete the program you may have a better understanding of the various HR roles you’ll encounter as an administrator.