Your main purpose as a personnel assistant will be to assist the human resources director as required. This is an entry-level position, but if performed successfully, it will see you through many promotional opportunities at the organization or company.
Some of the duties and responsibilities that you will be performing in this capacity are administrative tasks around the office, maintaining records of the company's personnel, keeping files confidential, so private information is not leaked and verifying the background and other information of personnel being hired. In addition, you will also arrange meetings and interviews and assist the human resources department. Essential skills required for this role are communication, interpersonal, organizational, multitasking, resource planning, and problem-solving skills.
To qualify for this position, you will need at least a high school diploma or a GED certificate. However, employers usually give preference to individuals with an associate's or a bachelor's degree in human resources, finance, or similar fields. The average hourly pay for this position is $21.55, which amounts to over $44,000 annually.