You might hire an HR assistant to:

  • Maintain human resource files and records to ensure consistent data accuracy
  • Process payroll and assist employees with any salary-related inquiries

  • Identify potential candidates, perform background checks, issue employee contracts, and answer candidate questions

  • Coordinate with external shareholders to improve operational efficiency
Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Deep understanding of HR functions and best practices
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Experience in an office setting
Excellent attention to detail
Knowledge of basic labor laws and employee equity regulations
Capable of professionally handling all sensitive and confidential information
Competency with database systems and HR applications such as HRIS or HRMS
Superb problem-solving and decision-making skills
Comfortability with office software such as Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace
Sharp organizational and time management abilities