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HR Assistant

  • Ref: 285963
  • Type: Option-to-Hire
  • Location: Queens, NY
  • Industry: Banking
  • Job Level: Entry Level
  • Pay: Negotiable

Opportunity Description

Our client, a retail bank in Queens, is currently seeking an HR assistant to handle a variety of personnel related administrative duties. Your role is to act as the liaison between HR Department and employees, ensuring smooth communication and prompt resolution of all queries. An ideal candidate for the human resources assistant position holds an academic HR background. Familiarity with our banking/finance is an advantage.

Job Duties

  • Providing customer service to organization employees
  • Maintaining computer system by updating and entering data
  • Setting appointments and arranging meetings
  • Compiling reports and spreadsheets 
  • Recruiting and staffing logistics
  • Posting job ads, organizing resumes, and job applications
  • Employee orientation, development, and training logistics and recordkeeping;
  • Scheduling job interviews and assisting in the interview process
  • Collecting employment and tax information
  • Ensuring background and reference checks are completed
  • Preparing new employee files
  • Overseeing the completion of compensation and benefit documentation
  • Orienting new employees to the organization (setting up a designated log-in,  workstation, email address, etc.)
  • Serving as a point person for all new employee questions
  • Serving as a back up to payroll administrator 
  • Maintaining current HR files and databases
  • Updating and maintaining employee benefits, employment status, and similar records
  • Performing file audits to ensure that all required employee documentation is collected and maintained
  • Performing payroll/benefit-related reconciliations
  • Completing termination paperwork and assisting with exit interviews
  • Participating in special projects as requested 
  • Providing administrative support to the Vice President of the Human Resources Department


  • BS degree in Human Resources or related field

Experience & Skills Required

To effectively perform the duties of a human resources assistant, individuals must be able to demonstrate a number of competencies that are essential to the position, which include:

  • Must be adept at problem-solving, including being able to identify issues and resolve programs in a timely manner
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to communicate clearly, both written and orally, as to communicate with employees, members of the HR management team, and in group presentations and meetings
  • Must be able to effectively read and interpret information, present numerical data in a resourceful manner, and skillfully gather and analyze information
  • Must be able to prioritize and plan work activities as to use time efficiently
  • Must be organized, accurate, thorough, and able to monitor work for quality
  • Must be dependable, able to follow instructions, respond to management direction, and must be able to improve performance through management feedback
  • Basic knowledge of labor laws
  • Experience with Paycom a plus