HR Generalist
HR Works, Inc. - Victor, NY

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HR Works is currently recruiting for a HR Generalist for our client in Victor, NY. This is a full-time direct hire placement.

This company offers the full range of services needed to define, start and complete the journey to high-powered B2B commerce. They bring the business and technology elements necessary to ensure that the best resources are fully leveraged - and they add what may be missing to make the transition.

HR Generalist:
This role plans and carries out policies relating to all phases of human resources activity by performing some or all of the following responsibilities:

Employee Relations:
• Reviews current State and Federal employment law practices and ensures HR compliances are in place.
• Reviews client’s human resources processes and procedures and makes appropriate recommendations.
• Delivers performance coaching and training; partners with managers throughout the disciplinary process.
• Investigates harassment and other complaints.

Data Tracking and Record-keeping:
• Keeps records of applicant flow and new hire demographics for governmental reporting purposes.
• Keeps records of insurance coverage, pension plans, and personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, and terminations.
• Tracks HR expenses and provides input to the budget for human resources operations.

Benefits and Compensation Administration:
• Administers all benefit plans including enrollment, record-keeping, resolving employee issues, compliance testing, and verifying bills. Administers COBRA and FMLA. Works closely with Broker. Conducts employee meetings on benefit plans and coordinates other benefit communications.
• Administers compensation plan. Coordinates performance appraisal program.
• Handle company payroll input and processing.

Employment and Recruiting:
• Advertises job openings, screens and interviews candidates, completes reference and other background checks for candidates to fill vacant positions.
• Works closely with local colleges on recruiting efforts, such as RIT.
• Plans and conducts new employee orientation. Ensures all required new hire paperwork is completed and filed accordingly.
• Prepares employee separation notices and related documentation, and conducts exit interviews to determine reasons behind separations.
• May represents organization at unemployment hearings, workers compensation and/or investigations.

Employee Communication:
• Advises employees on career development, interpretation of company policies and other aspects of the employment relationship.
• Coordinates employee events.

Professional Development:
• Maintains knowledge and skills in human resources by reading professional publications, attending seminars, etc.

Required Experience:
Required Experience:
• Five (5) years progressive HR Generalist work, including Employee Relations, Recruitment, Benefits Administration and Procurement experience.
• Payroll experience.
• Current knowledge of State and Federal employment law, including experience with practical application and interpretation of.
• Strong analytical skills – able to research, analyze and make recommendations.
• Outstanding communication, interpersonal, and relationship building skills.
• Excellent organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills.
• Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, HRIS and payroll system(s) experience.

Required Education:
Required Education:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business or related field strongly desired
• PHR/SPHR Certification or other related certifications desired (i.e. CEBS, CCP)

This company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.