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Become A Human Resources Coordinator

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Working As A Human Resources Coordinator

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $62,610

    Average Salary

What Does A Human Resources Coordinator Do

A human resources coordinator is a hands-on person of the human resources department whose function is to be a generalist and coordinate all the basic functions of the department.

How To Become A Human Resources Coordinator

Candidates need a combination of education and several years of related work experience to become a human resources manager. Although a bachelor’s degree is sufficient for most positions, some jobs require a master’s degree. Candidates should have strong interpersonal skills.


Human resources managers usually need a bachelor’s degree. There are bachelor’s degree programs in human resources. Alternatively, candidates may complete a bachelor’s degree in another field, such as finance, business management, education, or information technology. Courses in subjects such as conflict management or industrial psychology may be helpful.

Some higher-level jobs require a master’s degree in human resources, labor relations, or business administration (MBA).

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

To demonstrate abilities in organizing, directing, and leading others, related work experience is essential for human resources managers. Some managers start out as human resources specialists or labor relations specialists. Others gain management experience in a variety of fields.

Management positions typically require an understanding of human resources programs, such as compensation and benefits plans; human resources software; and federal, state, and local employment laws.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although certification is voluntary, it can show professional expertise and credibility and may enhance advancement opportunities. Many employers prefer to hire certified candidates, and some positions may require certification. The Society for Human Resource Management, Human Resource Certification Institute, WorldatWork, and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans are among many professional associations that offer a variety of certification programs.

Important Qualities

Decisionmaking skills. Human resources managers must be able to balance the strengths and weaknesses of different options and decide the best course of action. Many of their decisions have a significant impact on workers or operations, such as deciding whether to hire an employee. 

Interpersonal skills. Human resources managers need strong interpersonal skills because they regularly interact with people. They often collaborate on teams and must develop positive working relationships with their colleagues. 

Leadership skills. Human resources managers must be able to direct a staff and oversee the operations of their department. They must coordinate work activities and ensure that workers in the department complete their duties and fulfill their responsibilities. 

Organizational skills. Organizational skills are essential for human resources managers. They must be able to prioritize tasks and manage several projects at once.

Speaking skills. Human resources managers rely on strong speaking skills to give presentations and direct their staff. They must clearly communicate information and instructions to their staff and other employees.

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Real Human Resources Coordinator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
VP of Human Resources, Latin America Region Laureate Education, Inc. Miami, FL Jun 26, 2015 $320,000
Vice President of Human Resources Prime Healthcare Management, Inc. Ontario, CA Nov 19, 2015 $290,000
Senior HR Director North America Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Feb 22, 2016 $280,000
Vice President, Human Resources Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. Lakewood, CO Sep 19, 2015 $270,000
Manager, HR Applications Netflix Los Gatos, CA Jan 22, 2015 $260,000
Vice President, Regional and Line of Business HR Blackberry Corporation San Ramon, CA Jan 10, 2016 $250,000
Vice President, HR (Global HR Business Partners) Flextronics International USA San Jose, CA Feb 18, 2016 $250,000
VP-HR and HR Systems Administration Thompson Creek Metals Company USA Littleton, CO Sep 16, 2016 $245,000
Senior HR Director, Hiss Philips Electronics North America Corporation Cambridge, MA Jun 06, 2016 $240,000
Vice President of Human Resources and Operational Alignment-U.S./Mexico/Honduras Lear Operations Corporatio El Paso, TX Apr 13, 2016 $240,000
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Top Skills for A Human Resources Coordinator


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Top Human Resources Coordinator Skills

  1. Process Payroll
  2. Procedures
  3. Personnel Files
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Complete and process Payroll and audits as requested.
  • Helped to rework company's HR policies and procedures that insulated company from legal risk.
  • Maintained a database of all employees and filed necessary documents in the employee's personnel files.
  • Support Human Resources Generalists and communicate HR policies and procedures to personnel.
  • Headed the Health Safety & Ergonomics committee while providing ergonomics training that reduced injuries and enhanced employee satisfaction.

Top Human Resources Coordinator Employers

What Kind Of Companies Hire a Human Resources Coordinator

  1. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  2. Target
  3. Macy's
  4. Walmart
  5. Kelly Services
  6. Menards
  7. ADP
  8. HCR ManorCare
  9. Sears Holdings
  10. Experis_US
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