HR GENERALIST

The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for performing HR related duties on a professional level. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: benefits administration, employee relations, onboarding, and employment law compliance. They assist with tactical daily functions of the HR department and participates in special projects working closely with the Director of Human Resources.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a thorough working knowledge of and adhere to organization policies and procedures.

  • Serve as a point of contact, answering HR related questions.

  • Maintain Human Resources Information System (HRIS) records, entering new hire information, changes in employee demographics, and separation information.

  • Assist with benefit enrollments, employee leave requests, FMLA, Workers’ Comp, NYPFL, and disability.

  • Examine employee files to answer inquiries and provides information to authorized persons.

  • Participate in the pre-employment process of applicants as well as new hire orientation and onboarding.

  • Prepare and file reports of accidents and injuries at the establishment.

  • Maintain company compliance bulletin board with mandatory state and federal postings, audit semi-annually and as laws change

  • Promote a safety-first attitude by setting a positive example and ensuring all employees are following safety policies and procedures.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Secondary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Post internal/external job openings.

  • Review applications/resumes and screen candidates for available positions; making referrals of well-qualified and skillful applicants to the respective department manager.

  • Maintain and update employee handbook as necessary.

  • Participate in employee meetings.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Competencies:

  • Thorough knowledge of federal and state HR compliance laws and procedures.

  • Proven ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification.

  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.

  • Ability to handle personnel situations with tact, and in compliance with state and federal laws.

  • Must be customer service oriented.

  • Work well under pressure.

  • High level of attention to detail.

  • Must be self-motivated and proactive.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office Suite (Word, Excel,)

  • Time management skills and ability to prioritize continually

  • Excellent computer skills and comfort working in different software applications.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Associates Degree in a related field or equivalent experience required.

  • Experience: 3+ years’ HR experience preferred.