Even though my title is HR Assistant, I handle all of the training for our HRIS (Kronos workforce ready). I’m responsible for maintaining data feeds and implementing workflows and other ways our employees can use it. I make less than $50,000 and I only have a HR manager above me. I’ve asked during my last performance review that I would like a title change because I do so much more than an assistant does. Do I leave the company? How do I jump with only 2 years of experience? Any advice?

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Two years of experience is plenty to find a new and better opportunity. Consider HR Associate roles, or junior level L&D roles at a larger company which can accommodate training and potentially pay for certification. Being able to articulate your experience, and the impact you had on your team, will be much more important than your job title.


Thank you. I want to remain as general as possible, so I don’t become too specialized in one category because I still need to learn Comp and other sectors. I am having this company help pay for my SHRM cert. I need to take exam by 7/15.

I would absolutely leave, with the experience especially. I was once in your shoes and it’s tough because a reorganizational change and a salary change won’t be enough to impact culture where they truly appreciate what you do (if they did you wouldn’t be here now) i’d start looking :) definitely really go into depth what the extent of your role was and the impact it had, how you could contribute etc

There is currently a lot of movement within HR. Two yrs is a solid foundation and should afford you an opportunity to progress your career. You should start looking, posting for positions intentionally and begin interviewing. You sound like you are at the start of your career so a move after 2 yrs is not unusual. Good luck!

Before resigning, start with a conversation with your manager. Ask for a promotion/ raise and state your case why, do your research of what similar roles in your location are paid and bring real numbers. If there is no opportunity for growth, start the job search it could take some time to land a new role, but I think it's quite common for people to make moves after 2 years in a role. It took me 6 months of applying and interviewing to find the right fit for me but everyone could be different.

Do you have any insight on how to get trained on other HRIS systems? I’d like to learn other Kronos systems and Workday

You should be making way more than that. I think I would start looking elsewhere. So sorry you are experiencing this.

You mentioned you've asked about a title change. What was their response?

I didn’t really get much of a response actually. It was like keep up the good work. Continue rolling out Kronos training…

I feel you. Ive only been with my company 6 months and I am also under the hr manager. I am doing what you do plus timekeeping, employee engament and new hire orientations/ onboarding. Im exhausted! I feel insecure about my 6 months experience to go somewhere else . I am also testing in July and I will start looking. Hopefully I pass🙏 best of luck to you. 2 yrs is plenty of time to move on!

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