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Robert Half Human Resources (HR) Assistant in Lexington, Massachusetts

Description We are offering a short-term contract employment opportunity for an organized and detail-oriented Human Resources (HR) Assistant in Lexington, Massachusetts. The role involves a range of administrative tasks within the HR function, including entry-level recruiting, answering phone calls, and assisting in background checks.


• Conduct entry-level recruiting tasks such as screening applicants and scheduling interviews

• Answer incoming phone calls and direct them to the appropriate department or personnel

• Welcome interview candidates and guide them through the interview process

• Assist in conducting background checks for potential employees

• Create and distribute employee folders to the Compliance Coordinator

• Set up conference rooms for orientation and other meetings

• Pull references for potential employees

• Learn and utilize company-specific software for HR tasks

• Assist in various HR administrative tasks as required

• Work towards maintaining a smooth and efficient HR operation. Requirements • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a Human Resources role

• Proficiency in ADP - Financial Services and ADP Workforce Now

• Familiarity with ATS - Asynchronous Transfer Mode

• Experience with Ceridian and HRMS software

• Knowledge of About Time software for time tracking

• Ability to manage Benefit Functions and Compensation Administration

• Experience in ensuring Compliance in HR practices

• Skills in handling Employee Relations

• Must be able to communicate effectively in English

• Ability to work effectively in a team environment

• Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field preferred

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

• Ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and confidentiality

• Excellent problem-solving abilities and conflict resolution skills

• Familiarity with labor laws and regulations

• Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks effectively in a fast-paced environment.

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

Robert Half works to put you in the best position to succeed. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. Stay on top of every opportunity - whenever you choose - even on the go. Download the Robert Half app ( and get 1-tap apply, notifications of AI-matched jobs, and much more.

All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to contract/temporary professionals, including medical, vision, dental, and life and disability insurance. Hired contract/temporary professionals are also eligible to enroll in our company 401(k) plan. Visit for more information.

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