This position description identifies the major responsibilities of this job. It does not include all aspects of the position such as the potential additional duties assigned by supervisors and the requirement for flexibility in helping others for the company's overall benefit.
Reporting directly to the operating company's HR Manager, the Human Resource Generalist performs duties at the professional level in some, or all the following functional areas: employee relations, training, employment, affirmative action and employment equity program, benefits management, and payroll functions. This position requires an extremely perceptive person who can relate to individuals at all levels within the organization. The generalist must be sensitive to corporate needs, employee goodwill and the business needs.
Performs benefits administration, including claims resolution, change reporting and communicating benefits information to employees. Monitors employment needs and assists in the recruitment process to fill open positions to ensure a reliable and highly qualified workforce.
Handles employee relations counseling, outplacement counseling and exit interviewing.
Maintains all employee and applicant documentation as dictated by governing agencies.
Manages and tracks all employee disciplinary action.
Coaches, counsels and guides managers before executing employee disciplinary actions.
Maintains and processes all Unemployment Notices of Entitlement and potential charges in a timely, efficient manner. Attends unemployment hearings when necessary.
Assists with recruitment tasks as needed (reviews applications, interviews).
Acts as an employee relations specialist.
Monitors tardy and absenteeism reports and ensures proper documentation is issued on employees who have excessive tardiness or absenteeism problems. Reports vacation, sick, personal day and holiday use to payroll and scheduling. Maintains and distributes report of same.
Maintains employee personnel files.
Investigates employee issues for the purpose of reaching resolutions that provide for a healthy work environment.
Working with the HR Manager and Operations Manager/Director, monitors and ensures compliance with safety policies and procedures for the purpose of providing a safe and productive work environment.
Assists in payroll processing and ensures accurate HR information is captured with the HR/Payroll system.
Ensures compliance with USCIS Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification; periodically audits Forms I-9.
Reports, maintains and monitors all workers' compensation case files; follows-up on open cases. Monitors employee eligibility for benefits plans. Reviews benefits with employees and processes enrollment, cancellation or changes. Organizes and manages annual open enrollment communications and election process. Maintains and distributes list of new and cancelled employees under each benefit plan. Verifies benefit billing accuracy and processes for payment.
Administers COBRA for group health plans.
Maintains and coordinates employee recognition programs.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent years of experience within the HR field.
EXPERIENCE: At least 5 years of HR Generalist experience within the manufacturing sector.
Sound judgement and ability to balance business needs with role of employee advocate.
Effective interpersonal skills with ability to build relationships and interact with all levels of the organization.
Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills.
High degree of professionalism with strong communication skills with a strong teamwork orientation.
Computer skills: MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and ability to learn Payroll/HR applications.