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What do you enjoy most about hr generalist work? What do you dislike the most? Is it challenging? Are there many opportunities to learn and advance?

What keeps you at your job?

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Jenn in Richmond, Virginia

94 months ago

The best part about being a generalist is being able to see the whole picture.

If you are a compensation professional and you have never had to recruit then you have a harder time understanding why the recruiters are always trying to pay above the midpoint to bring in new talent.

If you are a benefits professional and you have never had to deal with an employee relations issue then you don't understand why the generalist is recommending that we grant gratuitous leave to the woman about to go out on maternity leave after only having been employed for 10 months.

Being a generalist allows you see all the angles going in to the issue.

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Leena in Columbus, Ohio

92 months ago

Jenn said: The best part about being a generalist is being able to see the whole picture.
If you are a compensation professional and you have never had to recruit then you have a harder time understanding why the recruiters are always trying to pay above the midpoint to bring in new talent.
If you are a benefits professional and you have never had to deal with an employee relations issue then you don't understand why the generalist is recommending that we grant gratuitous leave to the woman about to go out on maternity leave after only having been employed for 10 months.
Being a generalist allows you see all the angles going in to the issue.

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Leena in Columbus, Ohio

92 months ago

Well Said Jen!
HR Generalist is like being Jack of all and Master of all..!

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pdiaz in Houston, Texas

82 months ago

Jenn in Richmond, Virginia said: The best part about being a generalist is being able to see the whole picture.

If you are a compensation professional and you have never had to recruit then you have a harder time understanding why the recruiters are always trying to pay above the midpoint to bring in new talent.

If you are a benefits professional and you have never had to deal with an employee relations issue then you don't understand why the generalist is recommending that we grant gratuitous leave to the woman about to go out on maternity leave after only having been employed for 10 months.

Being a generalist allows you see all the angles going in to the issue.

How did you begin your career as a HR generalist?

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mary in Albany, New York

78 months ago

In you opinion is it possible to be considered for a benefits generalist position with a BA in Liberal Studies/English and recent experience as an administrative assistant and experience over 10 years ago with employee records and benefits?

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HR Manager in Miami in Miami, Florida

69 months ago

Host said: What do you enjoy most about hr generalist work? What do you dislike the most? Is it challenging? Are there many opportunities to learn and advance?

What keeps you at your job?

Like-I really like dealing with the employees.

Dislike-Doing the same paperwork for 400 people can be a little boring.

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