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Working As A Human Resources Associate

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Performing Administrative Activities
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $56,001

    Average Salary

What Does A Human Resources Associate Do

Information clerks perform routine clerical duties such as maintaining records, collecting data, and providing information to customers.

Duties

Information clerks typically do the following:

  • Prepare routine reports, claims, bills, or orders
  • Collect and record data from customers, staff, and the public
  • Answer questions from customers and the public about products or services
  • File and maintain paper or electronic records

Information clerks perform routine office support functions in an organization, business, or government. They use telephones, computers, and other office equipment such as scanners and fax machines.

Correspondence clerks respond to inquiries from the public or customers. They prepare standard responses to requests for merchandise, damage claims, delinquent accounts, incorrect billings, or complaints about unsatisfactory services. They also may review the organization’s records and type response letters for their supervisors to sign.

Court clerks organize and maintain court records. They prepare the calendar of cases, also known as the docket, and inform attorneys and witnesses about court appearances. Court clerks also receive, file, and forward court documents.

Eligibility interviewers conduct interviews both in person and over the phone to determine if applicants qualify for government assistance and benefits. They answer applicants’ questions about programs and may refer them to other agencies for assistance.

File clerks maintain electronic or paper records. They enter and retrieve data, organize records, and file documents. In organizations with electronic filing systems, file clerks scan and upload documents.

Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks, also called front desk clerks, provide customer service to guests at the establishment’s front desk. They check guests in and out, assign rooms, and process payments. They also keep occupancy records; take, confirm, or change room reservations; and provide information on the hotel’s policies and services. In addition, front desk clerks answer phone calls, take and deliver messages for guests, and handle guests’ requests and complaints. For example, when guests report problems in their rooms, clerks coordinate with maintenance staff to resolve the issue.

Human resources assistants provide administrative support to human resources managers. They maintain personnel records on employees, including their addresses, employment history, and performance evaluations. They may post information about job openings and compile candidates’ résumés for review.

Interviewers conduct interviews over the phone, in person, through mail, or online. They use the information to complete forms, applications, or questionnaires for market research surveys, census forms, and medical histories. Interviewers typically follow set procedures and questionnaires to obtain specific information.

License clerks process applications for licenses and permits, administer tests, and collect application fees. They determine if applicants are qualified to receive particular licenses or if additional documentation needs to be submitted. They also maintain records of applications received and licenses issued.

Municipal clerks provide administrative support for town or city governments by maintaining government records. They record, maintain, and distribute minutes of town and city council meetings to local officials and staff and help prepare for elections. They also may answer requests for information from local, state, and federal officials and the public.

Order clerks receive orders from customers and process payments. For example, they may enter customer information, such as addresses and payment methods, into the order entry system. They also answer questions about prices and shipping.

Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks take and confirm passengers’ reservations for hotels and transportation. They also sell and issue tickets and answer questions about itineraries, rates, and package tours. Ticket agents who work at airports and railroads also check bags and issue boarding passes to passengers.

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How To Become A Human Resources Associate

Information clerks typically need a high school diploma and learn their skills on the job. Employers may prefer to hire candidates with some college education or an associate’s degree, depending on the occupation.

Education

Candidates typically need a high school diploma for most positions. However, employers may prefer to hire candidates with some college education or an associate’s degree. This is particularly true for eligibility interviewers, human resources assistants, and municipal clerks. Courses in social sciences, as well as word processing and spreadsheet applications, are particularly helpful.

Training

Most information clerks receive short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting a few weeks. Training typically covers clerical procedures and the use of computer applications. Those employed in government receive training that may last several months and include learning about various government programs and regulations.

Advancement

Some information clerks may advance to other administrative positions with more responsibilities, such as office supervisor or office manager. With completion of a bachelor’s degree, some human resources assistants may become human resources specialists.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Information clerks must be able to explain policies and procedures clearly to customers and the public.

Integrity. Information clerks, particularly human resources assistants, have access to confidential information. They must be trusted to adhere to the applicable confidentiality and privacy rules governing the dissemination of this information.

Interpersonal skills. Information clerks who work with the public and customers must understand and communicate information effectively in order to establish positive relationships.

Organizational skills. Information clerks must be able to retrieve files and other important information quickly and efficiently.

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Human Resources Associate Career Paths

Human Resources Associate
Recruiter Recruitment Manager Human Resources Manager
Corporate Human Resources Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Coordinator Human Resources Manager
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Business Partner Director Of Human Resources
Director Of Human Resources Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Recruiting Coordinator Technical Recruiter Human Resources Generalist
Employee Relations Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Corporate Recruiter Executive Recruiter Human Resources Coordinator
Head Of Human Resources
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Human Resources Generalist Human Resources Supervisor
Human Resources Administration Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Human Resource Specialist Human Resources Consultant
Human Resources Business Partner
10 Yearsyrs
Director Of Human Resources Assistant Vice President Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Contractor
9 Yearsyrs
Benefit Specialist Billing Specialist Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Generalist/Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Recruiter Operations Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Lead
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Coordinator Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Director Of Human Resources Chief Executive Officer Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Recruiter/Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Business Partner Senior Human Resources Generalist Human Resources Manager
Human Resources Vice President
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Generalist Senior Human Resources Generalist Human Resources Manager
Regional Human Resources Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Director Of Human Resources
Senior Director Human Resources
13 Yearsyrs
Benefit Specialist Account Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Senior Human Resources Administrator
6 Yearsyrs
Recruiting Coordinator Recruiter Human Resources Consultant
Senior Human Resources Consultant
9 Yearsyrs
Human Resource Specialist Human Resources Generalist
Senior Human Resources Generalist
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Generalist Human Resources Manager
Senior Human Resources Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Senior Recruiter
Talent Acquisition Manager
9 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Benefits Assistant 2.5 years
Top Employers Before
Internship 4.1%
Recruiter 3.1%
Secretary 1.7%
Top Employers After
Recruiter 6.3%
Consultant 1.5%

Human Resources Associate Demographics

Gender

Female

77.7%

Male

19.8%

Unknown

2.5%
Ethnicity

White

76.7%

Hispanic or Latino

11.4%

Asian

9.2%

Unknown

2.0%

Black or African American

0.7%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

49.4%

French

12.2%

Korean

4.1%

Russian

4.1%

Chinese

4.1%

Hindi

3.4%

Portuguese

3.1%

Mandarin

2.5%

German

2.5%

Urdu

2.5%

Cantonese

2.2%

Italian

1.6%

Carrier

1.6%

Arabic

1.6%

Gujarati

1.3%

Japanese

1.3%

Malayalam

0.9%

Swahili

0.6%

Swedish

0.6%

Vietnamese

0.6%
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Human Resources Associate Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.9%

Cornell University

9.8%

Strayer University

7.3%

Villanova University

6.4%

New York University

5.6%

University of Maryland - University College

5.5%

Pennsylvania State University

5.3%

Michigan State University

4.9%

American InterContinental University

4.7%

Temple University

3.8%

Ohio State University

3.8%

Liberty University

3.8%

Ashford University

3.2%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.2%

Capella University

3.2%

West Virginia University

3.0%

Towson University

3.0%

Northeastern University

3.0%

Baruch College of the City University of New York

2.8%

George Mason University

2.8%
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Majors

Business

31.3%

Human Resources Management

26.3%

Psychology

7.1%

Management

4.6%

Communication

4.0%

Accounting

3.1%

Counseling Psychology

2.7%

Marketing

2.3%

Sociology

2.1%

Criminal Justice

1.9%

Education

1.7%

Finance

1.6%

Liberal Arts

1.6%

Health Care Administration

1.6%

English

1.5%

Political Science

1.5%

Public Relations

1.5%

Law

1.3%

General Studies

1.2%

Computer Information Systems

1.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

44.9%

Masters

26.3%

Other

14.0%

Associate

7.1%

Certificate

5.4%

Doctorate

1.5%

Diploma

0.7%

License

0.2%
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Real Human Resources Associate Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Human Resource Associate The Caldwell Partners International Ltd San Francisco, CA Jun 29, 2015 $140,000
HR Immersion Associate Biogen IDEC, Inc. Cambridge, MA Aug 25, 2015 $115,000
M&A Associate, Human Resources Tesla Motors, Inc. Fremont, CA Dec 19, 2016 $110,000 -
$120,000
Human Resources Management Develoment Associate Abbott Laboratories Parkersburg, IL Oct 01, 2011 $88,000
Human Resources Associate Bank of China New York, NY Aug 16, 2016 $87,194
Senior HR Associate Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. New York, NY Aug 25, 2015 $82,000 -
$90,000
Senior Human Resources Associate Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. New York, NY Sep 11, 2014 $81,200 -
$90,000
Senior HR Associate Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. New York, NY Sep 04, 2014 $81,200 -
$90,100
Associate-Human Resources Urban American Management, LLC. West New York, NJ Sep 27, 2010 $80,266
Senior Human Resources Associate Ellington Management Group, LLC Old Greenwich, CT Sep 11, 2013 $80,000
HR Associate International Paper Savannah, GA Sep 17, 2016 $77,963
Human Resources Associate Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 01, 2010 $75,000
Human Resources Associate Ctpartners Executive Search Inc. New York, NY Sep 20, 2011 $67,000
Human Resources Associate Trianz Consulting Inc. Herndon, VA Feb 17, 2014 $66,500
Human Resource Associate Prospect Capital Management, LLC New York, NY Aug 26, 2014 $65,000
Human Resources Associate AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company New York, NY Mar 04, 2013 $65,000
Global Human Resources Associate Seabury Advisors Holdings LLC New York, NY Oct 01, 2011 $65,000
Human Resources Associate Ellington Management Group, LLC Old Greenwich, CT Sep 11, 2010 $65,000
Senior Human Resources Associate Romans House, LLC (Dba Tandy Village) Fort Worth, TX Dec 11, 2015 $50,606
Human Resource Associate Odgers Berndtson LLC New York, NY Jul 09, 2016 $50,000
HR Associate Trianz Consulting, Inc. Herndon, VA Apr 01, 2011 $50,000
Associate, Human Resources Solarcity Corporation San Mateo, CA Sep 15, 2015 $49,837
Human Resources Associate Counterpoint Consulting, Inc. Vienna, VA Sep 11, 2014 $49,566 -
$60,000
Marketing and Human Resources Associate International Business Consulting & Educational Se Dublin, CA Sep 03, 2013 $48,173
Human Resources Associate Verotech Solutions, LLC Davie, FL Aug 24, 2015 $48,000

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Top Skills for A Human Resources Associate

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Top Human Resources Associate Skills

  1. Payroll Processing
  2. Personnel Files
  3. Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Managed ADP payroll processing and all benefits administration requirements
  • Maintained all personnel files for U.S. employees.
  • Act as a HR liaison with ISO coordinator on all HR owned policies and procedures.
  • Run weekly and monthly recruiting, headcount, turnover reports through HRIS and Excel.
  • Hire, train, and supervise human resources generalists and administrative staff.

Top Human Resources Associate Employers