Human Resources (HR) Assistants are junior level employees in the HR department who take up a supporting role to senior staff, normally reporting to an HR Manager. They carry out administrative tasks related to all aspects of the company’s HR operations. By following programs and company policies, HR Assistants ensure that all tasks executed comply with these policies. They will also be a point of contact for any HR-related inquiries from internal and external parties.
On this page, Links Recruitment will walk you through the role of an HR Assistant. For employers who are looking to hire an HR Assistant, this page can assist you in generating an application for hiring your next HR Assistant and attract quality candidates. For job seekers, you will learn more about the role as well as possible career paths as an HR Assistant.
HR Assistants focus on executing tasks that help accomplish HR goals and objectives set by HR Directors and HR Managers. The tasks of an HR Assistant are administrative in nature, but they are also often involved in planning company activities and handling travel arrangements for executives.
The following activities and responsibilities are generally included in an HR Assistant job description:
Becoming an HR Assistant is challenging, so you will need the right skills and experience to supplement this job position.
HR Assistants are usually diploma holders in Human Resources or graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in related areas. Some companies also welcome university graduates with no relevant background. Proficient computer skills are crucial as the job involves a heavy amount of data input and frequent database maintenance.
For moving up to an HR Executive position usually requires 3 to 5 years of experience and a Bachelor’s degree. Progressing onwards, more senior roles include Senior HR Officer or Assistant HR Manager. Reaching towards the HR Manager or Regional HR Manager level will take 5 to 7 years of HR experience.
With approximately 7 to 10 years of experience accumulated and a proven track record of success in leading the HR teams within a company, one may be appointed as an HR Director or a Regional HR Director. At the top of HR departments will be the Chief HR Officer, who is responsible for overseeing all aspects of corporate HR management, the position will require at least 10 years of experience in the field.
|No. of Year Experience||Hong Kong Monthly Salary (HKD)||Singapore Monthly Salary (SGD)||China Monthly Salary (RMB)|
|1 – 4||12K – 14K||2.7K – 2.9K||/|
|5 – 9||14K – 19.6K||2.9K – 4K||/|
Check out Links International’s salary guide for more information on salaries and trends in 2019.