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13-1071.00 - Human Resources Specialists


Recruit, screen, interview, or place individuals within an organization. May perform other activities in multiple human resources areas.


Key Facts
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Bright Outlook
1
Career Details
Green Job
Career Details
Current Employment
482,000
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Forecasted Employment
503,900
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Change in Employment
+22,000
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Change in Employment %
+4.6%
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Tasks
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Tasks
The tasks listed below can be performed to prepare you for a career in this field.
Core
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
Supplemental
  • Conduct reference or background checks on job applicants.
  • Schedule or administer skill, intelligence, psychological, or drug tests for current or prospective employees.
  • 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.
  • Administer employee benefit plans.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Knowledge
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Knowledge

The items listed below are organized into sections that contain knowledge useful for pursuing a career in this field. Each section also contains a "Percentage of Importance" statistic that shows how relevant an item is to the occupation.
 Personnel and Human Resources
  • 92%
    Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
 Clerical
  • 79%
    Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 Administration and Management
  • 77%
    Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 English Language
  • 76%
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 Customer and Personal Service
  • 70%
    Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 Law and Government
  • 66%
    Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 Education and Training
  • 61%
    Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 Computers and Electronics
  • 53%
    Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 Communications and Media
  • 51%
    Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Tools
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Tools
The tools listed below include machines, equipment, tools, and software that is useful for individuals who are interested in this career.
 Personal communication devices
  • Multi-line telephone systems
 Computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Desktop computers
  • Personal computers
 Computer printers
  • Office inkjet printers
 Duplicating machines
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Laser facsimile machines
 Projectors and supplies
  • Video projectors
  • Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
 Cameras
  • Web conferencing cameras
 Audio and visual equipment
  • Digital video disk DVD players
  • Digital audio recorders
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Technology
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Technology
The technologies listed below include machines, equipment, tools, and software that is useful for individuals who are interested in this career.
 Business function specific software
  • ADP Workforce NowHOT
  • AST Staff Matrix
  • Ad Cast
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Human Capital Application Solution Accelerator
  • Applicant tracking software
  • Arbita OnePost
  • Arbita OneWorld
  • Background checking software
  • BlackDog Recruiting
  • Blackdog
  • Bond International Adapt Staffing
  • Bond International Software Bond StaffSuite
  • BrightMove Applicant Tracking System
  • Bullhorn
  • Bullhorn Applicant Tracking System
  • COATS
  • COATSsql
  • CVTracer
  • Candidate screening software
  • Candidate tracking software
  • Careerbuilder.com
  • Cluen
  • Cluen Encore
  • DGCC.com RecruitTrack
  • Data Frenzy
  • Ellucian Banner Human Resources
  • GoBackgrounds
  • HRM Direct
  • HRMDirect
  • HireAbility ResumeParser
  • HireLogic PowerPlace
  • Human resource information system HRIS
  • Human resource management software HRMS
  • ICIMS
  • Industrial Code Recruitpoint.net
  • InfoGIST Platinum Recruiter
  • Intelius
  • Intelligent Algorithms InfoGIST Platinum Recruiter
  • Job Match iApplicants
  • Job posting software
  • Kronos Workforce HR
  • Lawson Human Resource Management Suite
  • Main Sequence Technologies PCRecruiter
  • Main Sequence Technologies PCRecruiter ResumeInhaler
  • Micro J Systems PcHunter
  • Microj Systems PcHunter
  • Monster.com
  • Oracle TaleoHOT
  • Post My Jobs
  • Post Once
  • PostingPal
  • PowerPlace Professional
  • RecruitTrack
  • Recruiting Wizard
  • Recruitment management software
  • Recruitpoint.net
  • Resource Edge TalentHook Sphere
  • Resume converter software
  • Resume extraction and search software
  • Resume processing software
  • ResumeRobot
  • SAP ERP Human Capital Management
  • Safari Software Products Safari
  • Sendouts Recruiting
  • Silk Road technology OpenHire
  • Staffing Solutions Enterprises Staff Matrix
  • StaffingSoft Staffing Edition
  • Talent Technology HireDesk
  • Talent Technology Resume Mirror
  • Talent Technology Talemetry
  • TalentHook
  • Taleo Enterprise Talent Management Suite
  • Technomedia Hodes iQ
  • TempWorks
  • Trovix
  • Trovix Recruit
  • VCG Pointwing
  • Walling Info Systems Recruiting Wizard
  • eQuest
  • iApplicants
  • Microsoft ProjectHOT
  • Microsoft SharePointHOT
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio ManagementHOT
  • Slack
  • Google DriveHOT
  • Microsoft OfficeHOT
  • Google AdWordsHOT
  • Marketo Marketing AutomationHOT
 Finance accounting and enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Intuit QuickBooksHOT
  • Sage 50 Accounting
  • Tax software
  • Microsoft DynamicsHOT
  • Microsoft Dynamics GPHOT
  • NetSuite ERPHOT
  • Oracle Fusion ApplicationsHOT
  • Oracle HyperionHOT
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOneHOT
  • Oracle PeopleSoftHOT
  • Oracle PeopleSoft FinancialsHOT
  • Oracle PeopleSoft Human Capital ManagementHOT
  • SAPHOT
  • SAP Business ObjectsHOT
  • Workday softwareHOT
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Financials
  • Kronos Workforce Payroll
  • MPAY Millennium
 Content authoring and editing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Creative CloudHOT
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Systems Adobe IllustratorHOT
  • Adobe Systems Adobe PhotoshopHOT
  • Microsoft VisioHOT
  • SmugMug FlickrHOT
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Loom
  • YouTubeHOT
  • Evernote
  • Google DocsHOT
  • Microsoft WordHOT
  • Google Slides
  • Microsoft PowerPointHOT
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
  • FacebookHOT
  • Social media sitesHOT
  • Microsoft ExcelHOT
  • Adobe Systems Adobe InDesignHOT
  • Microsoft Publisher
 Content management software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe AcrobatHOT
  • Adobe Systems Adobe LifeCycle Enterprise Suite
 Data management and query software
  • Blackbaud The Raiser's Edge
  • Oracle Eloqua
  • Salesforce softwareHOT
  • Vendor management system software
  • Teradata DatabaseHOT
  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting ServicesHOT
  • SAP Crystal ReportsHOT
  • Airtable
  • Blackboard software
  • Data entry softwareHOT
  • FileMaker Pro
  • Google
  • LinkedInHOT
  • Microsoft AccessHOT
  • Microsoft SQL ServerHOT
  • Online databases
  • Oracle softwareHOT
  • Google AnalyticsHOT
  • LexisNexis
  • IBM Cognos ImpromptuHOT
  • MicroStrategyHOT
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise EditionHOT
  • Qlik Tech QlikViewHOT
  • TableauHOT
 Development software
  • Perforce Helix software
  • Microsoft Visual BasicHOT
  • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications VBAHOT
  • Extensible markup language XMLHOT
  • IBM InfoSphere DataStage
  • Advanced business application programming ABAPHOT
  • DrupalHOT
  • Enterprise JavaBeans
  • Hypertext markup language HTMLHOT
 Industry specific software
  • Assessment software
  • IBM SPSS StatisticsHOT
  • SASHOT
  • StataCorp Stata
  • MEDITECH softwareHOT
 Network applications software
  • GitHubHOT
  • Oracle WebLogic ServerHOT
  • Skype
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Web browser software
 Operating environment software
  • Apple macOSHOT
  • Microsoft WindowsHOT
  • Oracle SolarisHOT
 Information exchange software
  • IBM NotesHOT
  • Microsoft OutlookHOT
  • Cisco Systems Webex
  • FaceTime
  • Google Meet
  • Zoom
  • ESRI ArcGIS softwareHOT
 System management software
  • IBM Power Systems software
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Certifications
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Certifications
The certifications listed below are useful to pursue if you are interested in a career in this field.
 Specialty
 Advanced
 Product/Equipment
  • IBM Certified Associate Business Process Analyst - Cúram V6
    1133 Westchester Avenue White Plains, NY 10604404-238-1234 (outside U.S.)

  • IBM Certified Associate Business Process Analyst - Cúram V6.0.4
    1133 Westchester Avenue White Plains, NY 10604404-238-1234 (outside U.S.)

  • IBM Certified Associate Business Process Analyst - Cúram V6.0.5
    1133 Westchester Avenue White Plains, NY 10604404-238-1234 (outside U.S.)

  • SAP Certified Application Associate - Human Capital Management with SAP ERP 6.0 EHP5
    3999 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073888-227-1727

  • SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP HCM with ERP 6.0 EHP7
    3999 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073888-227-1727

  • SAP Certified Application Associate - Human Capital Management with SAP ERP 6.0 EhP6
    3999 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073888-227-1727

  • SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP HCM Cloud Employee Central
    3999 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073888-227-1727

  • IBM Certified Associate - Kenexa BrassRing on Cloud
    1133 Westchester Avenue White Plains, NY 10604404-238-1234 (outside U.S.)

  • Oracle Fusion Global Human Resources 2014 Essentials
    500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065800-833-3536

  • Oracle Fusion HCM: Talent Management 2014 Certified Implementation Specialist
    500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065800-833-3536

  • Oracle Fusion Incentive Compensation 2014 Essentials
    500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065800-833-3536

  • PeopleSoft Human Resources 9 Fundamentals
    500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065800-833-3536

  • Oracle Taleo Recruiting Cloud Service 2013 Essentials
    500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065800-833-3536

  • Oracle Utilities Mobile Workforce Management 2 Implementation Essentials
    500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065800-833-3536

 Core
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Licensing
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Licensing
The licensing information below is organized into sections and is useful for pursuing if you are interested in a career in this field.
No specific licensing information is listed for this occupation in the area you have selected.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Related Programs
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Programs related to this career, offered by participating institution(s), are listed below.

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Bluefield University
Brightpoint Community College
Eastern Mennonite University
Eastern Shore Community College
Germanna Community College
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
James Madison University
Laurel Ridge Community College
Longwood University
Mary Baldwin University
Marymount University
New River Community College
Northern Virginia Community College
Old Dominion University
Paul D. Camp Community College
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Radford University
Rappahannock Community College
Richard Bland College
Roanoke College
Shenandoah University
Southside Virginia Community College
The University of Virginia's College at Wise
Tidewater Community College
University of Mary Washington
Virginia Highlands Community College
Virginia Peninsula Community College
Virginia Wesleyan University
Virginia Western Community College
William & Mary
Wytheville Community College
Jobs
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