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HR Hiring and Skills Needed

Hiring is on the rise for HR professionals. Be certain to review the skills is highest demand in this professions.

 

Wanted Analytics brings us the following data:

 

A few weeks ago, we reported that hiring for Human Resources professionals was growing and had increased 34% from 2011 and 73% compared to 2010. As a follow up, we thought we’d look as some of the tools, technologies, and certifications that are required in job ads for HR positions.

 

10 Skills Commonly Required for Recruiters:

 

  1. Microsoft Office (specifically PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook most mentioned)
  2. Oracle HRIS
  3. Customer relationship management (CRM)
  4. Candidate tracking
  5. Data mining
  6. Social networking sites
  7. Online databases
  8. Contact management
  9. Applicant Tracking software (ATS)
  10. Data collection

10 Skills Commonly Required for Training and Development Specialists:

 

  1. Microsoft Office (specifically PowerPoint, Word, Excel most mentioned)
  2. Needs analysis
  3. Computer based training
  4. Microsoft SharePoint
  5. Customer relationship management (CRM)
  6. Adobe Photoshop
  7. Cisco WebEx
  8. Microsoft Visio
  9. Adobe Captivate
  10. Task analysis

10 Skills Commonly Required for Compensation and Benefits Specialists:

 

  1. Human Resource Information system (HRIS)
  2. Oracle HRIS
  3. Microsoft Office (specifically PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access most mentioned)
  4. Time and attendance
  5. Human Resources Management System (HRMS)
  6. Automatic Data Processing
  7. Microsoft Project
  8. Customer relationship management (CRM)
  9. Ceridian
  10. Internal audit

10 Skills Commonly Required for HR Managers:

 

  1. Microsoft Office (PowerPoint most mentioned)
  2. Spreadsheet software
  3. Human Resource Information System (HRIS)
  4. Aztec
  5. Apex Business Software iHR
  6. Personnel Management
  7. Facilities management
  8. Customer relationship management (CRM)
  9. Adobe Photoshop
  10. Task analysis

The 3 certifications most commonly required of HR professionals are:

 

  1. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
  2. Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)
  3. Learning Management System (LMS)
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