The Assistant Human Resource Consultant is how many HR practitioners get their start in HR, it’s a dedicated resource to assist the HR team.
Often within this role, you’ll find you get some of the boring jobs such as data entry or processing forms, etc, while at other times you get called in to assist senior HR colleagues with some exciting projects.
All in all, like most junior roles this is your opportunity to learn as much as you can about HR as a whole, the different aspects of HR (recruitment, training, consulting, and remuneration, etc), and the interaction between HR and the wider organization.
Job Description (SAMPLE)
Title: Assistant Human Resource Consultant Division: Human Resources Reports to: Senior Human Resource Consultant
The Assistant Human Resources Consultant is responsible for supporting the wider HR team, with focus on providing front line support for Human Resource Consultants. Providing staff and managers quality information regarding organizational policies, referring matters to HR Consultants as required.
Duties & Responsibilities
1. Provide information to managers and staff in relation to employment contracts, leave allowances, salary rates, and HR business rules.
2. Ensure timely and accurate maintenance of HR records, including employee files.
3. Assist HR work units in the processing of applications and internal HR forms.
4. Assist in the development and interpretation of human resource data, to assist business units with workforce planning and operational matters.
5. Assist HR Consultants with recruitment and selection processes, including drafting job descriptions, and coordinate selection panel meetings.
6. Present prepared training materials for in-house training, in support of identified business units.
Often the duties and responsibilities will be followed by key selection criteria, I haven’t included these as this area will differ across countries and industries – and indeed the size of the organization will impact on the selection criteria. However they will be tied back to the duties & responsibilities.
Previous experience within an office environment, and/or high school diploma would be an advantage.
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