Human Resources Major Skills List

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Here's a list of the skills that employers seek when hiring Human Resources majors. Skills vary by job, so also review these skills lists for a variety of different occupations.

Highlight the skills you acquired during your studies, internships and jobs held during college in your cover letters, resume and job applications.

Human Resources Major Skills

A - C

  • Active Listening
  • Analytical
  • Analyzing Legal Issues in Human Resources
  • Applying Ethical Standards to Workforce Management 
  • Applying Social Science Theories to Workplace Issues
  • Applying Strategies for Enhancing Employee Relations
  • Approaches to Cultivating Workplace Diversity
  • Assessing Job Candidates
  • Assessing the Needs of Employees for Training
  • Attention to Detail
  • Balancing Concern for Individual Workers and Organizational Interests
  • Career Management
  • Composing Cover Letters\
  • Computer
  • Conducting Case Analyses
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Consulting
  • Critical Thinking
  • Critiquing Group Presentations

D - I

  • Decision Making
  • Developing Performance Appraisal Forms and Processes
  • Developing Strategies for Recruiting Workers
  • Developing Training Models
  • Devising Employee Selection Criteria
  • Devising Research Models to Study HR Issues
  • Evaluating Information Systems for Human Resources
  • Evaluating Models for Compensating  Employees
  • Facilitating Group Discussions
  • Handling Constructive Criticism
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Interpersonal
  • interviewing 

J - O

  • Job Search
  • Labor Laws
  • Marketing Organizations to Prospective Employees
  • Mathematical
  • Measuring HR Outcomes
  • Microsoft Access
  • Motivating Employees
  • Multitasking
  • Negotiating
  • Networking 
  • Organizational

P - Z

  • Personal Branding
  • PowerPoint
  • Presentation
  • Prioritizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Planning
  • Quantitative Analysis of Research Data
  • Qualitative Analysis of Research Data
  • Resume Writing
  • Statistical
  • Strategies for Addressing Performance Problems
  • Stress Management 
  • Time Management
  • Verbal Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Writing Essays
  • Writing Research Papers

More Lists of Skills
Here’s a list of skills employers are looking for, including soft skills, general skills, and hard skills for a variety of different jobs.

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