The human resource generalist is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with senior HR management in supporting the organization. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, and employment law compliance. The primary objectives of this position are:
• Development of effective HR policies.
• Communication of HR policies and procedures to leadership, managers and all staff.
• Safety of the workforce. Development of an employee-oriented company culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement, and high performance.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Determines areas for improving the HR presence and takes action to make changes.
• Builds a cordial working relationship with the Union and advises managers and leadership to correct adherence to the Union agreement.
• Contributes in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures.
• Administers employee communication and feedback through avenues such as company meetings, programs, employee satisfaction surveys, newsletters, employee focus groups, one-on-one meetings, exit interviews and Intranet use.
• Performs analysis on workforce planning challenges to identify areas of focus for superior workforce development, key employee engagement, staff retention and succession planning.
• Recommends employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation.
• Participates in the conduct of investigations when employee complaints or concerns are brought forth.
• Advises managers and supervisors about the steps in the progressive discipline system of the company. Counsels managers on employment issues.
• Administers the performance management system that includes performance development plans (PDPs) and career/employee development plans.
• Assists with the establishment of an in-house employee training system that addresses the company's training needs including training needs assessment, new employee orientation or onboarding, management development, cross-training, the measurement of training impact, and training transfer.
• Complies with all existing federal and state laws including any related to the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Department of Labor, and so forth. Maintains minimal company exposure to lawsuits.