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HR technicians work in an office and interact with all departments and employees, and your work tasks will be set by your HR manager. To be successful in the role you need to be a strong communicator, efficient, accurate, and have very strong people skills. If you think this is you, contact Randstad Canada today to explore your career options as a HR technician.

what HR technician jobs entail

HR technicians work in an office environment and spend the majority of their day on a computer. You can expect to work regular business hours. You will report the HR manager or senior level HR professional. In smaller companies, you may report to the VP of human resources or higher.

average HR technician salaries

The average annual salary for HR technicians in Canada is about $40,000 per year, or $20 per hour. Those newly hired into the position can expect a salary of about $32,000 on the low end, and with experience, you can expect to make up to $50,000 annually. Experience plays a large role in the salary you can command. Bonuses and employee benefits are commonly included as part of your compensation.

your day to day tasks

While your day-to-day tasks will vary some common tasks include the following:

  • collecting, managing and updating employee data
  • managing performance appraisal data
  • being actively involved in staffing and recruitment practices such as resume screening, and scheduling and conducting interviews
  • drafting and presenting offer letters to candidates
  • leading new hire orientation
  • drafting employee handbooks

where you can work

As an entry level position, HR technicians are needed by many different types of companies to assist with the execution and day-to-day operations of the HR department. You could work for large corporations in the HR department, for smaller companies as part of a smaller HR team, or for an HR consulting company, working with a variety of clients that outsource human resources. There are opportunities for HR technicians and assistants in cities across the country.

what you bring to the table

To succeed as an HR technician, you need strong interpersonal, communication and clerical skills as well as:

  • ability to work in a team environment
  • experience with HR information systems (HRIS)
  • ability to work with sensitive data and files
  • knowledge of benefits and compensation
  • knowledge of payroll administration
  • experience with recruiting
  • experience in employee relations
  • ability to effectively train employees

training and certifications

Your role is often considered an entry-level position in human resources, from which you can grow into more advanced positions within HR with experience and further training and education. Some employers require a high school diploma, while others look for a university degree with HR accreditation. The more education and training you have is an asset. Most graduate certificates in HR, internships and related experience can help get you an interview. Most companies provide on-the-job training and will provide you with specific training to meet company needs. Ongoing education and training is important and will help open doors for more senior positions in human resources.

where your career is headed

There is room within HR to grow in your career. It is a common career path to move up from a HR technician to HR generalist, and over time move into management roles. With the right amount of experience and drive to move up in your career, you could progress to director and executive level roles like VP, Human Resources or Director of HR. With HR continuing to evolve, there are ample opportunities in this field for career growth.

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