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HR Generalist

JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title:  HR Generalist

Advantage Tech is hiring! We are looking for a qualified individual to join our client company based in Columbia, MO or St Louis area.
 
JOB SUMMARY
The Human Resource (HR) Generalist is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level, providing assistance to the HR lead in supporting the company’s multiple locations. The HR Generalist will perform a wide variety of daily functions germane to the HR department, yet ultimately leading to the success of the employee base.
This is a security-sensitive position and requires utmost confidentiality with all employer and employee information.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:
· Updates and maintains HCM system.
· Responsible for bi-weekly payroll administration, including ensuring completion of tax filing and retirement plan contributions.
· Assists with benefits administration, open enrollment and benefits education.
· Reviews, tracks, and documents compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, continuing education, and work assessments. This may include safety training, anti-harassment training, professional licensure, and aptitude exams and certifications.
· Conducts or acquires background checks and employee eligibility verifications.
· Facilitates the onboarding of newly hired candidates, including implementation of new hire orientation.
· Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
· Handles employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff.
· Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
· Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
· Creates and maintains employee files while ensuring compliance.
· Creates and ships new hire welcome packets for each new hire.
· Performs other duties as assigned.
Secondary Duties/Responsibilities:
· Assists with employee engagement initiatives and tracking.
· Assists with recruiting and interviewing candidates for Bluebird Network vacancies; may collaborate with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.
· Completes employment verifications.
· Maintains company organizational chart and employee directory.
· Leads and administers employee recognition program(s).
· Attends and participates in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.

Required Skills/Abilities:
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills
· Highly proficient computer knowledge, specifically of MS Word and Excel
· Proficient in MS PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat
· Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
· Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
· Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
· Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
· Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations
· Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HCM system

Education and Experience:
· Bachelor’s degree
· Minimum of three years’ human resource generalist experience
· SHRM-CP a plus

Physical Requirements:
· Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and viewing a computer monitor
· Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds on occasion
· Must be able to access and navigate each department at the organization’s facilities/location
 

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