Human Resources Specialists
SOC: 13-1071.00

Description:

Perform activities in the human resource area. Includes employment specialists who screen, recruit, interview, and place workers.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
482,000 employed

Projected (2024):
503,900 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Background Investigator
  • Business Agent
  • Campaign Director
  • Campaign Worker
  • Campaigner
  • Career Development Specialist
  • Career Specialist
  • Certification and Selection Specialist
  • Contingents Supervisor
  • Contract Recruiter
  • Corporate Recruiter
  • Credentialing Coordinator
  • Credentialing Specialist
  • Credentials Specialist
  • Director of Nurses Registry
  • Employee Adviser
  • Employee Counselor
  • Employee Health Maintenance Program Specialist
  • Employee Operations Examiner
  • Employee Placement Specialist
  • Employee Service Officer
  • Employment Advisor
  • Employment Appeals Examiner
  • Employment Coach
  • Employment Consultant
  • Employment Coordinator
  • Employment Counselor
  • Employment Interviewer
  • Employment Officer
  • Employment Program Representative
  • Employment Recruiter
  • Employment Representative
  • Employment Security Officer
  • Employment Service Specialist
  • Employment Specialist
  • Employment Supervisor
  • Enlisted Advisor
  • Ethics Officer
  • Executive Coach
  • Executive Recruiter
  • Field Organizer
  • Headhunter
  • Human Relations Manager
  • Human Resource Advisor
  • Human Resources Administrator (HR Administrator)
  • Human Resources Analyst (HR Analyst)
  • Human Resources Associate (HR Associate)
  • Human Resources Consultant (HR Consultant)
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Human Resources HR Generalist
  • Human Resources HR Representative (HR Representative)
  • Human Resources Recruiter (HR Recruiter)
  • Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist)
  • Job Counselor
  • Job Developer
  • Job Development Specialist
  • Job Interviewer
  • Job Placement Officer
  • Job Placement Specialist
  • Job Recruiter
  • Job Service Consultant
  • Job Service Specialist
  • Job Training Supervisor
  • Labor Contractor
  • Labor Service Representative
  • Morale Officer
  • Order Department Supervisor
  • Outplacement Consultant
  • Personnel Adviser
  • Personnel Analyst
  • Personnel Consultant
  • Personnel Coordinator
  • Personnel Counselor
  • Personnel Interviewer
  • Personnel Officer
  • Personnel Placement Specialist
  • Personnel Recruiter
  • Personnel Representative
  • Personnel Specialist
  • Personnel Supervisor
  • Personnel Technician
  • Personnel Worker
  • Physician Recruiter
  • Placement Assistant
  • Placement Coordinator
  • Placement Officer
  • Placement Specialist
  • Policy Advisor
  • Policy Officer
  • Prisoner Classification Interviewer
  • Program Coordinator
  • Recruiter
  • Recruiting Coordinator
  • Recruiting Specialist
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Recruitment Manager
  • Registrar
  • Resume Writer
  • Retention Specialist
  • Retirement Assistant
  • Retirement Officer
  • Rules Examiner
  • Safety Teacher
  • Sales Recruiter
  • Shop Steward
  • Special Agent
  • Staff Assistant
  • Staffing Associate
  • Staffing Consultant
  • Staffing Coordinator
  • Talent Recruiter
  • Technical Recruiter
  • Traffic Personnel Supervisor
  • Workforce Investment Act Career Manager
  • Workforce Services Representative
  • Workforce Staffing Advisor


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media


  • Tasks:

  • Address employee relations issues, such as harassment allegations, work complaints, or other employee concerns.
  • Analyze employment-related data and prepare required reports.
  • Conduct exit interviews and ensure that necessary employment termination paperwork is completed.
  • Conduct reference or background checks on job applicants.
  • Confer with management to develop or implement personnel policies or procedures.
  • Contact job applicants to inform them of the status of their applications.
  • Develop or implement recruiting strategies to meet current or anticipated staffing needs.
  • Hire employees and process hiring-related paperwork.
  • Inform job applicants of details such as duties and responsibilities, compensation, benefits, schedules, working conditions, or promotion opportunities.
  • Interpret and explain human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations.
  • Interview job applicants to obtain information on work history, training, education, or job skills.
  • Maintain and update human resources documents, such as organizational charts, employee handbooks or directories, or performance evaluation forms.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action guidelines and laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Perform searches for qualified job candidates, using sources such as computer databases, networking, Internet recruiting resources, media advertisements, job fairs, recruiting firms, or employee referrals.
  • Prepare or maintain employment records related to events such as hiring, termination, leaves, transfers, or promotions, using human resources management system software.
  • Provide management with information or training related to interviewing, performance appraisals, counseling techniques, or documentation of performance issues.
  • Review employment applications and job orders to match applicants with job requirements.
  • Schedule or administer skill, intelligence, psychological, or drug tests for current or prospective employees.
  • Schedule or conduct new employee orientations.
  • Select qualified job applicants or refer them to managers, making hiring recommendations when appropriate.
  • Advise management on organizing, preparing, or implementing recruiting or retention programs.
  • Coordinate with outside staffing agencies to secure temporary employees, based on departmental needs.
  • Evaluate recruitment or selection criteria to ensure conformance to professional, statistical, or testing standards, recommending revisions, as needed.
  • Evaluate selection or testing techniques by conducting research or follow-up activities and conferring with management or supervisory personnel.
  • Review and evaluate applicant qualifications or eligibility for specified licensing, according to established guidelines and designated licensing codes.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • 10-key calculators
  • Computer scanners
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital audio recorders
  • Digital video disk DVD players
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Office inkjet printers
  • Personal computers
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Video projectors
  • Web conferencing cameras
  • Ad Cast
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Human Capital Application Solution Accelerator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Systems Adobe LifeCycle Enterprise Suite
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • Advanced business application programming ABAP
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Applicant tracking software
  • Arbita OnePost
  • Arbita OneWorld
  • Assessment software
  • AST Staff Matrix
  • Background checking software
  • Blackbaud The Raiser's Edge
  • Blackdog
  • BlackDog Recruiting Software
  • Bond International Adapt Staffing
  • Bond International Software Bond StaffSuite
  • BrightMove Applicant Tracking System
  • Bullhorn
  • Bullhorn Applicant Tracking System
  • Candidate screening software
  • Candidate tracking software
  • Careerbuilder.com
  • Cluen
  • Cluen Encore
  • COATS
  • COATSsql
  • CVTracer
  • Data entry software
  • Data Frenzy software
  • DGCC.com RecruitTrack
  • Drupal
  • Ellucian Banner Human Resources
  • Enterprise JavaBeans
  • eQuest
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Extensible markup language XML
  • Facebook
  • FileMaker Pro software
  • GoBackgrounds
  • Google
  • Google AdWords
  • Google Analytics
  • HireAbility ResumeParser
  • HireLogic PowerPlace
  • HodesiQ software
  • HRMDirect
  • HRMDirect software
  • Human resource information system HRIS software
  • Human resource management software HRMS
  • Hypertext markup language HTML
  • iApplicants
  • IBM Cognos Impromptu
  • IBM Notes
  • IBM Power Systems software
  • ICIMS
  • Industrial Code Recruitpoint.net
  • InfoGIST Platinum Recruiter
  • Intelius
  • Intelligent Algorithms InfoGIST Platinum Recruiter
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Job Match iApplicants
  • Job posting software
  • Kronos Workforce HR
  • Kronos Workforce Payroll
  • Lawson Human Resource Management Suite
  • LexisNexis software
  • LinkedIn
  • Main Sequence Technologies PCRecruiter
  • Main Sequence Technologies PCRecruiter ResumeInhaler
  • MEDITECH software
  • Micro J Systems PcHunter
  • Microj Systems PcHunter
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Dynamics software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft SharePoint software
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • Microsoft Word
  • MicroStrategy software
  • Monster.com
  • MPAY Millennium
  • Online databases
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Financials
  • Oracle Eloqua software
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • Oracle PeopleSoft Financials
  • Oracle PeopleSoft Human Capital Management
  • Oracle PeopleSoft software
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management software
  • Oracle Solaris
  • Oracle WebLogic Server
  • Post My Jobs
  • Post Once
  • PostingPal
  • PowerPlace Professional
  • Qlik Tech QlikView
  • Recruiting Wizard
  • Recruitment management software
  • Recruitpoint.net
  • RecruitTrack
  • Resource Edge TalentHook Sphere
  • Resume converter software
  • Resume extraction and search software
  • Resume processing software
  • ResumeRobot
  • Safari Software Products Safari Staffing Software
  • Safari Staffing Software
  • Sage 50 Accounting
  • SAP Business Objects software
  • SAP Crystal Reports
  • SAP ERP Human Capital Management
  • SAP software
  • SAS software
  • Sendouts Pro Recruiting Software
  • Sendouts Recruiting Software
  • Silk Road technology OpenHire
  • SPSS software
  • Staffing Solutions Enterprises Staff Matrix
  • StaffingSoft Staffing Edition
  • StataCorp Stata
  • Tableau software
  • Talent Technology HireDesk
  • Talent Technology Resume Mirror
  • Talent Technology Talemetry
  • TalentHook
  • Taleo Enterprise Talent Management Suite
  • Technomedia Hodes iQ
  • TempWorks
  • TempWorks software
  • Trovix
  • Trovix Recruit
  • VCG Pointwing
  • VCT StaffSuite
  • Vendor management system software
  • Walling Info Systems Recruiting Wizard
  • Web browser software


  • business and financial operations


    industry stats

    SOC: 13-0000

    Total Employed: 7,032,560

    Average Annual Salary: $73,800