Alfred Benesch & Company (Benesch) is a mid-sized, multi-disciplinary engineering company, consistently ranked among the top engineering firms in the country. We are looking for a talented individual to join our HR team, located in its Chicago, Illinois downtown office. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of a growing and profitable company where opportunities for the right person are plentiful!
The HR Coordinator will collaborate with the human resources department to facilitate the smooth and effective completion of daily activities.
Duties & Responsibilities
Assists in the administration of assigned HR-related processes, projects and communications in the areas of Recruitment and Selection, Employee Relations, HRIS, New Employee Onboarding, and Benefits. The coordinator also supports the administration of general policy, procedures and practices and will coordinate biweekly payroll information.
Responds to and resolves employee inquiries
Coordinates new hire and termination processes
Assists with employee recognition and award programs
Supports company engagement initiatives in areas of responsibility
Serves as primary backup to Benefits Administrator in conducting new employee orientations
Assists with recruiting processes including sourcing and attracting candidates to Benesch, screening candidates, forwarding resumes to hiring managers, maintaining applicant tracking database, coordinating interviews, and helping manage a positive candidate experience.
Conducts background and reference checks on candidates
Maintains current job descriptions for all positions
Takes an active role in maintaining current and organized e-personnel and benefit files.
Schedules and coordinates logistics of HR employee meetings and programs
Creates and distributes new hire announcements
Assists in producing Total Compensation Statements and other year-end documents
Proactively identifies and suggests improvements in processes
Runs ad hoc and regular queries/reports from various systems
Processes wage garnishments and other liens
Prepares government compliance reports and proposal requests for employee data
Works on various research and audit projects as assigned
Performs other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or related field. HR Certification a plus.
Minimum 3-5 years of professional HR experience in a professional services or similar environment. Engineering industry experience is desirable, but not required.
Must have experience in at least 3 different areas of human resources such as recruiting, compensation, benefits, HRIS, employee relations or training/development.
Basic knowledge in employment law and human resources practice areas.
Advanced Microsoft office skills, including Excel and PowerPoint. Must have ability to work in HRIS or other HR software programs at a mid- to advanced level.
The successful candidate in this job will have a high level of attention to detail, be continually focused on improving processes, comfortable in a fast-paced environment and adaptable to changing priorities. The candidate should also be highly organized resourceful and and excellent communicator.
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