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Conduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. May specialize in specific areas, such as position classification and pension programs.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Hard disk drives
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  • Personal computers
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  • Photocopiers
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  • Laser fax machine
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  • Desktop calculator
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  • Human resources software
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  • Data base user interface and query software
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  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
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  • Medical software
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  • Time accounting software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Evaluate job positions, determining classification, exempt or non-exempt status, and salary.
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  • Ensure company compliance with federal and state laws, including reporting requirements.
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  • Advise managers and employees on state and federal employment regulations, collective agreements, benefit and compensation policies, personnel procedures, and classification programs.
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  • Plan, develop, evaluate, improve, and communicate methods and techniques for selecting, promoting, compensating, evaluating, and training workers.
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  • Provide advice on the resolution of classification and salary complaints.
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  • Prepare occupational classifications, job descriptions, and salary scales.
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  • Assist in preparing and maintaining personnel records and handbooks.
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  • Prepare reports, such as organization and flow charts, and career path reports to summarize job analysis and evaluation and compensation analysis information.
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  • Administer employee insurance, pension and savings plans, working with insurance brokers and plan carriers.
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  • Negotiate collective agreements on behalf of employers or workers, and mediate labor disputes and grievances.
  •  Skills
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  •  Knowledge
     
  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
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  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
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  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
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  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
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  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
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     Education & Training
      Education:   Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
      Related Experience:   A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $79,379.00 $38.16  $24.54  $27.20 - $44.86 
    Bridgeport/Stamford $76,083.00 $36.58  $24.54  $27.99 - $43.75 
    Danbury $64,062.00 $30.81  $22.56  $24.53 - $36.01 
    Hartford $90,287.00 $43.41  $26.44  $29.44 - $48.34 
    New Haven $66,756.00 $32.09  $22.65  $24.08 - $37.25 
    New London/Norwich $67,389.00 $32.40  $21.44  $24.61 - $39.89 
    Waterbury $75,256.00 $36.17  $26.78  $29.91 - $41.54 
     Occupation Outlook ( 2014 - 2024 )
    Average Annual Job Openings:   39
      Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, and the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities.
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