Business Support

Human Resources (HR) Coordinator

Human Resources (HR) Coordinators are responsible for supporting the human resources department of any type of organisation. They are usually involved in a wide range of administrative duties which might include assisting with recruitment activities, employment records, training  and payroll.

About this role

Typical duties

  • Arranges interviews for potential employees
  • Checks applicant references and qualifications
  • Prepares and issues employment offers and associated company information e.g. HR / employment policies to successful candidates
  • Maintains employee HR records, normally using a specialist HR administration software system
  • Organises and conducts new employee inductions
  • Assists with payroll processing and provides benefit information to employees
  • Provides job description information to both new and existing employees
  • Supports general train in administration including keeping training records up to date and booking training courses
  • Participates as part of the office-based HR and / or Relatives Response emergency response team in the event of an emergency situation
  • Reports any breaches of safety procedures to supervision / management
  • Actively participates in and promotes company health and safety campaigns, policies and procedures, and ensures personal safety and that of colleagues at all times

In the industry

A key part of an HR Coordinator's role is to recruit and help new employees integrate into a company. HR Coordinators will follow up with applicant references, send offer letters, explain company policies and benefits, review job duties and maintain files regarding all new hires for the company they work for. Most medium and large sized companies will employ HR Coordinators within a larger HR Department.


  • Office
  • Outdoors
  • Offshore


  • University
  • College
  • Apprenticeships

What do I need?

Key Skills

  • Team working
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication
  • Problem solving
  • Analysing
  • Planning
  • Organising
  • IT
  • Numerical
  • Practical
  • Working to deadlines
  • Flexibility


Entry requirements:

  • Business related HNC/HND/BTEC or equivalent
  • Previous experience in an HR role
  • Good knowledge of employment law and HR best practice
  • Strong IT skills including experience of using specialist HR management software and systems
  • Good organisation/administration skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Employers might also look for:

  • Degree in business related subject
  • Postgraduate qualification e.g. MSC in HR Management or equivalent
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) or studying towards membership