What does a Human Resources 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

Human Resources Assistant Salaries

Average Base Pay

$46,070 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$36K
Median: $46K
$58K
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Human Resources Assistant Career Path

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L2
HR Assistant
$46,448/yr
L3
L4
HR Assistant IV
$48,106/yr
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Human Resources Assistant Insights

Read what Human Resources Assistant professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
AshurstAshurst
Human Resources Assistant
Jul. 5, 2019

“My team specifically are fantastic and I have never worked in such a great team before!”

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HR-Executive
Apr. 29, 2020

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

GAO TekGAO Tek
Human Resources Assistant
Dec. 20, 2020

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

Seiler Instrument
Human Resources Assistant
Jun. 23, 2019

“Loved working with a great group of people and always enjoyed going to work every day.”

InfoxenInfoxen
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.”

Doehler North AmericaDoehler North America
HR Assistant
Nov. 29, 2021

“Working at Doehler is a great opportunity for new college grads or anyone early in their career.”

LifekeepersLifekeepers
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.”

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