In the position of human resources administrator, you will help new employees fill out the forms they need to be registered for health and benefit plans. It will be you duty to explain the benefits of the plans which the company or organization has for its employees, such as life insurance, long-term disability and other types of insurance. You will also be responsible for answering employee questions about the benefits and help then solve any problems that they may encounter with submitting claims for benefits. Along with processing enrollment forms for new employees, you will also have to process forms to make changes to the benefit plans, such as change or name, address or beneficiary.
As the human resources administrator you are responsible for maintaining the employee files. When a job becomes redundant or an employee is dismissed, you will also have to administer the claims for unemployment or in the case of an employee who can no longer work because of illness; you will help with the claim for disability. You will also have to keep up to date on any changes that develop in the benefit plans and advise the employees of these changes. For injured employees who can come back to work, you have to take steps that they ease back into their jobs by providing light-duty work for them or make other accommodations. When temporary workers are needed when the regular workers are ill, it is your job to schedule such workers.
In order to qualify for the position of human resources administrator, you should have an Associate’s degree or a two-year course in office or business administration from a technical or vocational college. Most businesses require you to have at least two years of experience working in an office setting. You must have knowledge of human resources laws and be proficient in computer word processing programs. Keyboarding skills are a must, as you will have to prepare reports and various pieces of correspondence. You do need to have strong interpersonal skills to form good working relationships with the personnel in the company. You must demonstrate that you are a team player and are dedicated to promoting the company in the community.
Since many companies often hold job fairs when they are recruiting new employees, it may be your job as human resources administrator to attend these job fairs to explain the company benefits to the applicants. Since many people are interviewed and hired at the job fairs you can complete the necessary paper work at the same time.