What does a HR Specialist do?

As an HR Specialist, you will administer the organizations payroll system to include establishing new hire account and deactivate separated accounts. You will provide training for all employees on correct use of the payroll system and work with the vendor on system issues. You will ensure the accurate and timely application of garnishments and deductions and that payroll is processed on time.

An ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of experience in a position where payroll was the primarily responsibility and hold a bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management or related field with a PHR, SPHR or payroll specific certification. You will be an expert in all aspects of payroll from vendor relationship to training on the platform and communicating deadlines to leadership. In addition, you will be responsible for maintaining employee confidentiality and expert use of HRIS.

  • Responsible for administering payroll system
  • Communicate with managers to resolve issues with payroll
  • Ensure all timecards are approved by the deadline
  • Track reported issues with payroll system and work with vendor to have corrected
  • Reconcile payroll records with approved timecards
  • Process wage garnishment and other deductions
  • Analyze pay scale to ensure compliance with wage and labor laws
  • Train managers and staff on correct use of payroll system
  • PHR, SPHR or payroll specific certification, preferred
  • Master's degree in Human Resource Management or related field, preferred
  • 3+ years of experience as an HR Specialist
  • Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office Applications
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Proven track record of maintaining employee confidentiality
  • Expert with various HRIS applications
  • Experience with payroll systems
  • Able to work under pressure with strict deadlines_
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

HR Specialist Salaries

Average Base Pay

€40,137 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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€30K
Median: €40K
€63K
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HR Specialist Career Path

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Read what HR Specialist professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
OpenReelOpenReel
Onboarding Specialist
16 Sep 2021

“I love coming to work every day because everyone here is so kind and welcoming and hard working.”

DODDOD
Human Resources Specialist
1 Dec 2020

“Good foundation to start your career and see if the government or private secor is best for you”

ADMA BiologicsADMA Biologics
Human Resources Specialist
27 Apr 2021

“Was able to work with some great people and I learned so much about what NOT to do.”

EdutechEdutech
Onboarding Specialist
2 Jun 2020

“I have worked in EVC Ventures for almost 3 years and there are so many opportunities to learn and grow.”

US Forest ServiceUS Forest Service
Human Resource Specialist
27 Aug 2021

“There are many opportunities to learn and grow making it an ideal place to start a career.”

AmeriSave MortgageAmeriSave Mortgage
Mortgage Specialist
8 Oct 2020

“The best Team leads and Division leads you can find...they had NO say in this.”

IKO IndustriesIKO Industries
Human Resources Specialist
8 Jul 2021

“Benefits could be a little better but lower cost out of paycheck which is nice.”

Benchmark Family ServicesBenchmark Family Services
Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist)
11 Dec 2020

“Pay raises are not based on performance but how much your direct supervisor likes you.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a hr specialist

When working as a hr specialist, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Requests, Sensitive, Filing, Typing and Reviews.

The most similar professions to hr specialist are:
  • HR Assistant
  • HR Manager
  • HR Generalist
  • Hr Business Partner

The most common qualifications to become a hr specialist is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.