Specialist - Human Resources


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Specialist - Human Resources (Short)

Specialist - Human Resources

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

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interpret and explain human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations.
  • Working with Computers
  • Hire employees and process hiring-related paperwork.
  • Administer employee benefit plans.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action guidelines and laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Performing Administrative Activities

About the test (Full Version)

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 and Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Human Resources Fundamentals
  • Writing
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control
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
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$42,900 or less
Bottom 25%:
$51,510 or less
$67,650 (Average)
Top 25%:
$92,390 or more
Top 10%:
$121,800 or more

US Employment Statistics
2032 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:78,700

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Administrative
  • Administration and Management
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Law and Government
  • Education and Training
  • Computers and Electronics
Top Skills
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Service Orientation
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Judgment and Decision Making
Top Abilities
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Speech Clarity
  • Speech Recognition
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Written Expression
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
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
3 - 6 Months:
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: Career Development Specialist, Career Specialist, Certification Specialist, Contract Recruiter, Corporate Recruiter, Credentialing Coordinator, Credentialing Specialist, Credentials Specialist, Employee Advisor, Employee Counselor, Employee Health Maintenance Program Specialist, Employee Operations Examiner, Employee Placement Specialist, Employee Service Officer, Employment Advisor, Employment Appeals Examiner, Employment Interviewer, Employment Officer, Employment Program Representative, Employment Recruiter, Employment Representative, Employment Security Officer, Employment Service Specialist, Employment Specialist, Enlisted Advisor, Ethics Officer, Executive Coach, Executive Recruiter, Headhunter, Healthcare Recruiter, HR Advisor (Human Resource Advisor), HR Analyst (Human Resources Analyst), HR Associate (Human Resources Associate), HR Business Partner (Human Resources Business Partner), HR Consultant (Human Resources Consultant), HR Coordinator (Human Resources Coordinator), HR Generalist (Human Resources Generalist), HR Recruiter (Human Resources Recruiter), HR Tech (Human Resources Technician), Human Resources Representative (HR Rep), Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist), Job Developer, Job Development Specialist, Job Interviewer, Job Placement Officer, Job Placement Specialist, Job Recruiter, Job Service Consultant, Job Service Specialist, Labor Contractor, Labor Service Representative, Labor Services Representative, Morale Officer, Outplacement Consultant, Personnel Advisor, Personnel Analyst, Personnel Consultant, Personnel Coordinator, Personnel Counselor, Personnel Interviewer, Personnel Officer, Personnel Placement Specialist, Personnel Recruiter, Personnel Representative, Personnel Specialist, Personnel Technician, Personnel Worker, Placement Coordinator, Placement Counselor, Placement Officer, Placement Specialist, Prisoner Classification Interviewer, Recruiter, Recruiting Coordinator, Recruiting Specialist, Recruitment Consultant, Resume Writer, Retention Specialist, Retirement Officer, Rules Examiner, Selection Specialist, Staffing Associate, Staffing Consultant, Staffing Coordinator, Staffing Specialist, Student Recruiter, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Talent Recruiter, Technical Recruiter, Volunteer Coordinator, Workforce Services Representative, Workforce Staffing Advisor

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