Many people have the perception that the human resource department is mainly responsible for paperwork, which is rather boring. But if you look closely at the duties of the HR assistant, you will discover that this job also involves a lot of communication with others and is full of challenges.
Duties of HR assistants include recruiting, training, issuing notices, preparing contracts, checking attendance records, managing salaries and MPF, dealing with labor relations problems and matters related to occupational injuries, allocating resources, and organizing cultural and sport activities for the companies and so on. Even paper and pens would not exist in the office without the efforts of HR assistants. Besides, HR assistants serve as the bridge between the company and employees to ensure employees can enjoy the company's benefits and deal with labor problems.
It can be seen that human resources assistants must be equipped with good communication skills, coordination skills and execution, as well as other traits such as flexibility, meticulousness and independence. Candidates who are familiar with labor laws and have good command of English and Chinese are preferred, because human resources assistants have to deal with large amounts of paper work. Written tests are also included in interviews to test candidates' proficiency in written Chinese and English. The starting salaries of human resources assistants range from HK$10,000 to HK$15,000, depending on the size of the company. The mobility of the occupation is relatively low, so length of service becomes a crucial factor in promotion opportunities.Interested in this industry?