Human Resource Analyst (HR Analyst)
Human resource analysts primarily recruit and interview potential employees. As key members of human resources departments, human resource analysts might also help coordinate other employment or benefits tasks. Learn more about human resource analyst jobs here.
Human resource analysts work with other human resources (HR) employees to complete specific tasks within HR departments. As a human resource analyst, you interview and recruit potential employees. In order to complete this primary task, you might:
Especially in smaller organizations, you might also be responsible for the following:
- Use applications and/or questionnaires to screen applicants for minimum qualifications
- Coordinate recruitment of new employees
- Develop employment tests
- Train interview panels
As a human resource analyst, your boss is usually the human resources manager or administrator. In larger organizations with several human resource analysts, you may report to a supervisor.
- Overseeing implementation of human resource programs
- Managing compensation, benefits, recruitment, employee relations, and payroll
- Training new employees
- Implementing employee policies and procedures
- Interpreting HR practices to employees
- Creating/maintaining reports on HR
Training to Become a Human Resource Analyst
Most organizations require their human resource analysts to have at least a bachelor's degree. Because many colleges and universities do not offer undergraduate degrees in human resources, the following degrees are often useful for aspiring human resources professionals:
Obtaining a graduate degree in human resources or one of the above might increase your human resource analyst job prospects. Becoming certified by The Public Management Association for Human Resources or other professional HR organization could also help with the job search and help you make valuable contacts in the industry.
- Industrial/organizational psychology
- Organizational development
- Public administration
- Related business or other degree
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