An HR analyst oversees programs, policies and procedures in the human resources field. In addition, an HR analyst helps implement and manage human resources programs and systems for an organisation or business.
Most HR analysts have a bachelor’s degree in human resources or business. An associate's degree may be adequate if the analyst has a strong work record and skills. Two or more years of experience in a human resources role is also generally required.
An HR analyst must be able to follow written and verbal instructions and have excellent communication and writing skills. She must also be able to analyse information about a company's human resources program and keep up with trends in human resources administration.
Duties may include collecting and analysing data, reviewing and suggesting policies, and tracking trends for departments in an organisation. An HR analyst may also assist with payroll and conduct compensation surveys.
The salary for this position varies depending on educational background and work experience, According to PayScale.com, in July 2010, the salary range for HR analysts was between £28,176 and £40,697 a year.
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