HR Coordinator
NiSource - Columbus, OH

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The HR Coordinator is responsible for the consistent administration and coordination of Human Resource systems and services to support Human Resource Consultants. Supports and collaborates with others on the HR team to support policies, procedures, plans and programs of the Human Resources function.

Essential Responsibilities:

Addresses human resources process issues by diagnosing issues, developing alternatives, and applying the most appropriate alternative.

Effectively utilizes computer technology (i.e. HRIS) to facilitate and lead communication efforts, streamline Human Resources processes, and ensure effective delivery of services to employees.

Assists in developing, implementing and sustaining a philosophy that fosters an environment of employee

Refers to policies and past practices for guidance

Receives general direction on standard work; receives detailed instruction on new assignments

Assist in special projects

Create and implement new policies and procedures

Cross train with other team members to provide backup coverage

Can handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality.

Support the HR Consultants (HRC) in the recruiting and staffing processes such as Recruiting Solutions application, scheduling and coordinating interviews

Coordinate and schedule applicant physicals, background check and drug screen

Investigate and resolve issues such as human resource, pay related, benefit, time keeping systems, etc.

Update and maintain employee data in various systems such as PeopleSoft, WorkBrain and EASI

Process Human Resource Action Forms (HRAF) for new hires, rehires, any non-Manager Desktop transactions, pay changes, and bargaining unit movement

Coordinate with Human Resource Consultants (HRC) organizational changes such as HRAF mass changes, Z-node updates, and security tree changes

Investigate vacation reconciliation/outstanding vacation balance issues

Administer employee wage progression process in a timely manner to prevent inaccurate payments

Process employee leave of absence requests i.e. FMLA and Military Leave

Ensure proper record administration with imaging software to allow for accurate indexing and successful file retrieval

Prepare PeopleSoft queries and other request for information

Handle employee calls and effectively follow-through to address and resolve issues

Process state and federal inquires for employee information in a timely manner

Assist the Substance Abuse Coordinator with drug and alcohol testing administration to ensure compliance with DOT regulations

Ensure proper HR records management operations and maintenance

Establish and maintain relationships with third party vendors for HR related administration

Process vendor invoices and payments

Process employee relocations and act as a liaison between employees and the relocation company

Degree in Human Resources or related field or equivalent experience required

Knowledge, skills and abilities in Human Resources functions and its policies and procedures preferred.

Competent user of computer technology - Microsoft Office desktop tools and electronic communications such as e-mail, calendars, etc. PeopleSoft HR experience preferred.

Excellent call handling skills with effective follow-through to address HR Consultants inquiries/requests.

Excellent oral and written communication skills keeping others informed on initiatives and issues.

Results oriented and possess good problem solving skills.

Demonstration of excellent customer service skills.

Excellent teaming and interpersonal skills required. Ability to function in a team environment and collaborate within and across organizational lines.

Ability to manage daily responsibilities in a changing environment, in a professional, responsive manner.

Ability to maintain composure in a fast-paced, dynamic business environment

Ability to manage and execute tasks with multiple conflicting priorities. Seeks assistance as needed.

Demonstration of ability to be an effective listener and observer possessing the ability to transfer knowledge to others on the Human Resources team to ensure appropriate action.

Works with a sense of urgency, responsiveness and willingness to go the extra mile to meet customer needs.

Ability to gain an understanding of organizations business goals. Ability to apply that knowledge to daily activities.

Shows openness to the needs and concerns of others.

NiSource companies are Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employers and do not discriminate in any employer/employee relations based on race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by law. NiSource companies require all employees to adhere strictly to this policy.

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at on or before July 25, 2013

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