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Q. What Does a Human Resources Information System Specialist Do?

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An emerging human resources job is the human resources information system specialist, who develops and applies computer programs to process personnel information, match job seekers with job openings, and handle other personnel matters.

Jobs of the human resources information system specialist can include developing Intranets, cooperating on the recruiting aspects of the company’s website, developing organization weblogs (or blogs), developing online data bases of employee information, developing online searchable data bases of applicant resumes, training staff, training record maintenance, and any other aspect of human resources requiring information storage or computer software, hardware, and desktop support.

*Information is excerpted, but also supplemented by additional material, from the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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