HR Associate definition
HR associates perform higher-level tasks than HR assistants – while the HR assistant will mostly handle administrative tasks the HR associate may have some responsibility for policy direction, leading meetings such as exit interviews and making decisions such as which medical insurance policies to go for. HR associate is an American term and isn’t used frequently in the UK, where the term HR officer is used more commonly. However, as with all HR job titles, the role responsibilities often come down to the individual organisation. In larger organisation with a bigger HR department there need to be a greater range of titles to distinguish between employees, whereas in smaller firms there may only be a few HR staff.