HR Specialist
Hydro-Gear - Sullivan, IL

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Administer policies and procedures. Coordinates Human Resource activities such as employment, compensation, labor relations, benefits,and safety.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide support in areas of 401(k), payroll, workers’ compensation, FMLA, ADA and OSHA recordkeeping.
•Comply with provisions of COBRA, HIPAA, SOX, ERISA and oversee mandated reporting to appropriate agencies.
•Maintain knowledge of legal requirements and government regulations affecting human resources functions. Ensures policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance.
•Assist in preparation of records and administration of benefit programs such as life, health, dental, and disability insurance, vacation, sick leave, leave of absence, and employee assistance, personnel changes such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, terminations, and employee statistics for government reporting.
•Maintain employee confidence and protect operations in keeping all data confidential.
•Responsible to provide backup assistance for payroll processing and timekeeping & attendance program.
•Develop and maintain contacts with schools, alumni groups and other public organizations to assist in recruiting.
•Develops, coordinates and writes job postings for internal & external media advertising
•Assist in screening of applications, interviewing, obtain work history, education, salary requirements, reference and background checks, and testing of applicants.
•Plan and conduct training & orientation covering company policies, benefits, safety and sexual harassment training for new employees.
•Assist in administration of performance improvement plans, performance review program and discipline process.
•Investigate employee complaints, assist with counseling and recommend action on employee relations matters.
•Conduct exit interviews, report, track and analyze trends in turnover and absenteeism.
•Process and verify unemployment insurance claims and participate in personnel-related hearings as necessary.
•Assist in identifying staffing needs, job specifications, job duties, qualifications and skills to draft new job descriptions, and review and edit existing job descriptions.
•Perform annual review and research of local market rates, report & provide recommendations.
•Reconciliation of monthly billing/invoices for group benefits, and resolve any conflicts. Performance Factors
•Attendance and Dependability: Expectation of reporting to work at scheduled time and seldom absent from work. Must complete work in a timely, accurate and thorough manner and conscientious about assignments
•Communication and Contact: Requires communication both verbally and in writing with executives, colleagues and individuals, internal or external.
•Relationships with Others: Work effectively and relates well with others, internal and external. Exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others and maintains constructive working relationships.
Qualification Requirements To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education And/Or Experience
Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; and three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Professional in Human Resources (PHR) preferred.
•Proficient in Human Resource Systems, payroll systems, spreadsheet software, word processing software, and publishing/graphics software.
•Effective multi-tasking skills
•Proven leadership abilities, showing initiative and ownership of assignments/projects
•Limited travel required

About this company
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Hydro-Gear is one of the world's preeminent designers and manufacturers of hydrostatic transmissions.