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HR clerks work in an entry level position in the human resources department of an organization. You will assist more senior HR professionals with a variety of tasks including hiring, records management, and many different administrative duties. Answering inquires, data entry, and providing general support to the HR department is at the core of your role. You will work with people at all levels of the HR department and have the opportunity to determine which area of HR you like and want to consider as a future career path. If you are interested in a career in human resources, contact Randstad Canada today to search for available jobs in your area.

what HR clerk jobs entail

HR clerks work in a standard office environment. You will work in the HR department and most of your day will be spent working on the computer and assisting other HR professionals. You will work normal office hours. Overtime hours are not common, but possible. In most cases, you will report to an HR manager.

average HR clerk salaries

The average annual salary for an HR clerk working in Canada is approximately $40,000. Salaries for this position range from as low as $30,000 to as high as $60,000. Having previous HR experience and having specialized skills in areas such as benefits and compensation can increase earning potential. Depending on your employer, bonuses and employee benefits may be included as part of your compensation package.

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your day to day tasks

HR clerk roles vary from company to company. Some are more communication focused, while others are more paperwork focused. The main purpose of your role is to support the HR department. Some of the day-to-day tasks that will be included in your role are as follows:

  • assist with hiring and recruiting
  • answer questions from employees
  • assist with employee training
  • update the company database
  • create and update employee records
  • process applications and paperwork
  • assist with payroll and benefits
  • represent the company at recruiting events
  • provide training on company polices
  • answer phones and respond to emails
  • other duties assigned by the HR manager

where you can work

HR clerk jobs are available in industries across Canada. HR clerks commonly work for large corporations and mid-size companies with sizable HR departments. Working for companies in insurance, banking, retail, academic institutions, finance and other related fields are common. You could also work for human resource agencies. While roles exist in cities across Canada, most are found in large cities that have a big corporate presence.

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what you bring to the table

HR clerks must bring a diverse skill set to the table. You must have strong interpersonal skills and be a team player. You will also be exposed to many different tasks. Here are some of the skills you will need to be successful in an HR clerk role:

  • verbal and written communication skills
  • ability to work on multiple projects
  • great interpersonal skills
  • the ability to work in a team environment
  • strong organization and time management
  • ability to work with confidential and sensitive information
  • experience working with human resources management software

training and certifications

To work as an HR clerk, most companies require you to have a minimum of a high school diploma and some college education. A college diploma in human resources is recommended. If you plan to progress your career to a management level, a university degree is worth considering. HR certification is recommended to advance your career. Many companies provide on the job training and professional development opportunities.

where your career is headed

As an entry level position, there are many career paths within human resources for candidates to explore. Most HR clerks identify an area of interest as they gain experience in the role. While your career opportunities may depend on your level of education, many HR clerks progress their careers to work in roles such as HR officer, HR assistant, HR communication specialist, and many other roles.

Are you looking to get into a career in human resources? Looking for HR clerk roles in your area? Contact Randstad Canada today to explore your career opportunities with us.

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