Human Resources Specialists


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+7% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Human Resources Specialists Do

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

Other Job Titles Human Resources Specialists May Have

Corporate Recruiter, Employment Representative, HR Analyst (Human Resources Analyst), HR Coordinator (Human Resources Coordinator), HR Generalist (Human Resources Generalist), Human Resources Representative (HR Rep), Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist), Personnel Analyst, Personnel Officer, Recruiter

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Talent Acquisition Manager ,


Each day is different, which is what makes it interesting and challenging. Each day I could be meeting with leaders to discuss their current or future openings, having conversations with candidates based on their experience and their compensation requirements, sourcing candidates on social media platforms, attending meetings with third party vendors, or attending career and internship fairs throughout the city or at universities.

Head of Recruiting ,

Taco Bell

I oversee the day to day recruiting of all corporate positions for Taco Bell HQ. I work with the Recruiters who are filling the roles to ensure that we are providing a great candidate experience and advise on how to handle difficult situations or difficult to fill positions. I work with our hiring managers to understand their recruiting needs both short term and long term, and to ensure that they are having a great experience working with my team. I also work on our social media and technology.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Interpret and explain human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations.
  • Hire employees and process hiring-related paperwork.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action guidelines and laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Prepare or maintain employment records related to events, such as hiring, termination, leaves, transfers, or promotions, using human resources management system software.
  • Address employee relations issues, such as harassment allegations, work complaints, or other employee concerns.

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