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Specialist - Human Resources
Specialist - Human Resources
Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment

Specialist - Human Resources

Perform activities in the human resource area. Includes employment specialists who screen, recruit, interview, and place workers.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - consult with managerial or supervisory personnel
  • Interacting With Computers - use computers to enter, access or retrieve data
  • Getting Information - obtain information from individuals
  • Prepare or maintain employment records related to events such as hiring, termination, leaves, transfers, or promotions, using human resources management system software.
  • Staffing Organizational Units - assess staff or applicant skill levels
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - maintain cooperative relationships with clients
  • Performing Administrative Activities - maintain records, reports, or files
  • Interpret and explain human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations.

About the test

The HR Avatar Specialist - Human Resources Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Specialist - Human Resources test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitasking
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Human Resources Fundamentals
  • Writing
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:13-1071.00
Simulation Context:Leadership and Management
O*Net Context:Business and Financial Operations
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
Note:This test contains questions that are difficult to complete on small screens. A large screen device, such as a laptop, desktop, or tablet is recommended. Test-takers using small devices will be advised to optionally change to a larger screen device.
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$34,770 or less
Bottom 25%:
$44,620 or less
$59,180 (Average)
Top 25%:
$78,460 or more
Top 10%:
$101,420 or more

US Employment Statistics
2024 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:13,930

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • English Language
  • Clerical
  • Administration and Management
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Law and Government
  • Education and Training
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing
  • Coordination
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Social Perceptiveness
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Speech Recognition
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Written Expression
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Near Vision
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Bachelor's Degree:
Master's Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Background Investigator, Business Agent, Campaign Director, Campaign Worker, Campaigner, Career Development Specialist, Career Specialist, Certification and Selection Specialist, Contingents Supervisor, Contract Recruiter, Corporate Recruiter, Credentialing Coordinator, Credentialing Specialist, Credentials Specialist, Director of Nurses Registry, Employee Adviser, Employee Counselor, Employee Health Maintenance Program Specialist, Employee Operations Examiner, Employee Placement Specialist, Employee Service Officer, Employment Advisor, Employment Appeals Examiner, Employment Coach, Employment Consultant, Employment Coordinator, Employment Counselor, Employment Interviewer, Employment Officer, Employment Program Representative, Employment Recruiter, Employment Representative, Employment Security Officer, Employment Service Specialist, Employment Specialist, Employment Supervisor, Enlisted Advisor, Ethics Officer, Executive Coach, Executive Recruiter, Field Organizer, Headhunter, Healthcare Recruiter, Human Relations Manager, Human Resource Advisor, Human Resources Administrator (HR Administrator), Human Resources Analyst (HR Analyst), Human Resources Associate (HR Associate), Human Resources Consultant (HR Consultant), Human Resources Coordinator, Human Resources HR Generalist, Human Resources HR Representative (HR Representative), Human Resources Recruiter (HR Recruiter), Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist), Job Counselor, Job Developer, Job Development Specialist, Job Interviewer, Job Placement Officer, Job Placement Specialist, Job Recruiter, Job Service Consultant, Job Service Specialist, Job Training Supervisor, Labor Contractor, Labor Service Representative, Morale Officer, Order Department Supervisor, Outplacement Consultant, Personnel Adviser, Personnel Analyst, Personnel Consultant, Personnel Coordinator, Personnel Counselor, Personnel Interviewer, Personnel Officer, Personnel Placement Specialist, Personnel Recruiter, Personnel Representative, Personnel Specialist, Personnel Supervisor, Personnel Technician, Personnel Worker, Physician Recruiter, Placement Assistant, Placement Coordinator, Placement Officer, Placement Specialist, Policy Advisor, Policy Officer, Prisoner Classification Interviewer, Program Coordinator, Recruiter, Recruiting Coordinator, Recruiting Specialist, Recruitment Consultant, Recruitment Manager, Registrar, Resume Writer, Retention Specialist, Retirement Assistant, Retirement Officer, Rules Examiner, Safety Teacher, Sales Recruiter, Shop Steward, Special Agent, Staff Assistant, Staffing Associate, Staffing Consultant, Staffing Coordinator, Talent Recruiter, Technical Recruiter, Traffic Personnel Supervisor, Virtual Recruiter, Workforce Investment Act Career Manager, Workforce Services Representative, Workforce Staffing Advisor

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Read feedback emails to identify common concerns.
  • Communicate the details of an interdepartmental event.
  • Write an email summarizing your suggestions for improvement.
  • Help a team member prepare for an incoming employee.
  • Explain company policy to employees.
  • Write a short essay.
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