HR Generalist
BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas City 3,058 reviews - Kansas City, MO

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Mission Statement

"We will use our role as the area’s leading health insurer to provide affordable access to healthcare and to improve the health and wellness of our members."

Job Description

Summary of Position:
Provides support as an intermediate level professional in multiple human resources disciplines including: recruitment and selection, employee communication, benefits administration such as employee health and wellness, and training and development. Partners with co-workers to facilitate the delivery of Human Resources services as appropriate. Serve as contact for employees and answer questions regarding Human Resources policies and procedures.

Essential Accountabilities – Other duties may be assigned:

An incumbent with this job title may perform any or all of these functions, depending upon specific assignment:

*Performs recruitment and selection duties for hires and placements, including requisitions, web posting, screening, testing, and extending offers. Develops and maintains relationships with potential candidate sources at community organizations and educational institutions.
*Plan and create strategies, tactics, activities, and materials for the purpose of conveying messages to employees. Provide content to the organization's intranet to increase the effectiveness and impact for employees. Research, write, and edit internal communication documents or emails.
*Coordinates company wide employee wellness programs. Serves as the day to day employee contact for wellness activities and facilitates meetings of the employee wellness planning committee.
*Supports training and development efforts promoting the use of computer-based learning technologies; monitoring the effectiveness of course offerings; and administering company tuition reimbursement program. Conducts needs assessments and analysis of changing workplace requirements. Provides career counseling, especially for non-exempt staff and lower-level professional staff.
*Assists internal and external customers by responding to inquiries. Answers general HR questions by completing inquiries on first contact (for example, benefit questions, employee relations, training, vendors, forms requests, employment verifications) or by determining employee needs and referring to appropriate staff member.

Principal Challenges – List the most typical and/or most complex problems or challenges faced in performing the job:
*Acquiring a strong working knowledge of BCBSKC organization and culture and consistently providing efficient and professional level services across the company for all aspects of Human Resources.

Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable):


Qualifications – The following qualifications are representative of the basic knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform this job at a satisfactory level. Reasonable accommodations may need to be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:


*Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, handbooks, and procedure manuals.
*Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
*Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
*Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
*Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Other (please specify)

Knowledge and Skills:
*Intermediate level knowledge of and skill in the use of Microsoft Windows and Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
*Working knowledge of the principles and practices of a variety of HR functions.
*Thorough knowledge of employment laws and regulations.

Education and Years of Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business or related field, and a minimum of 4 years of experience performing directly related human resources functions in a medium to large organization or any combination of education and human resources generalist experience providing the types and levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities required by the job.

Certification, Licenses, Registrations Required:

None required. Some work towards certification with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), WorldatWork, or other human resource body is preferred.

Physical Demands – The physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.:

Position is mostly sedentary, with occasional standing, walking, reaching, climbing, balancing, stooping, or kneeling. May be required to lift up to 10 pounds on an infrequent basis. Will also be required to use fingers, hands, and arms for keyboarding. Makes constant use of the abilities to speak and hear. Both close and distance vision capacities are necessary

Work Environment - Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.:
Work is performed in an environmentally controlled office setting, with little or no exposure to noise, temperature extremes, or other adverse conditions.

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