Human Resources Generalist

Job Locations US-PA-Bethlehem
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/19/2018 12:16 PM)
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Human Resources


The Human Resource Generalist is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with HR management in supporting designated geographic regions. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: employee relations, recruitment/employment, onboarding and policy implementation, affirmative action and employment law compliance, training, performance management and leave and benefits administration


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Serve as a Human Resources point of contact for assigned employee population.
  • Administers various human resource plans and procedures for all organization personnel; assists in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains the employee handbook and the policies and procedures manual.
  • Participates in developing department goals, objectives and systems.
  • Supports annual performance review and compensation planning process.
  • Builds relationships with management and the employee population to better understand the business and provide HR consultation that represents HR policies, company goals and values.
  • Conducts recruitment efforts for exempt and nonexempt personnel, interns and temporary employees. Partners with the HR team to help leaders forecast, plan, and acquire key talent in support of the overall business strategies and operating plans.
  • Recommends employee related practices necessary to maintain a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee engagement.
  • Conducts investigations as necessary; recommends approaches and solutions for employee-related situations.
  • Advises managers and supervisors about progressive discipline steps and assists in the employee termination process when necessary.
  • Performs benefits administration, including claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment and communicating benefits information to employees.
  • Manages STD & LTD leaves and the unemployment process.
  • Develops and maintains action program; files EEO-1 report annually; and maintains other records, reports and logs.
  • Conducts new-employee orientations.
  • Handles employee relations counseling and exit interviewing.
  • Respond to employee relations issues and handle day-to-day employee questions and concerns.
  • Assists in evaluation of reports, decisions and results of department in relation to established goals. Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to continually improve efficiency of the department and services performed.
  • Maintains human resource information system records and compiles reports as needed.
  • Strong knowledge of state and federal employment laws, and the ability to apply employment laws when applicable to various employee situations.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations.
  • Develops and distributes HR communications on behalf of the department.  Including the HR sections of the company website and intranet. 
  • Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars.
  • Ability to work extended and flexible hours when needed.
  • Ability to travel approximately 20% annually.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned.


Required Education and Experience

  • A bachelor's degree and three to five years of HR experience, or a master's degree in HR management and two years of experience in the HR field, or seven years of experience in the HR field, or any similar combination of education and experience.
  • Strong knowledge of state and federal employment laws, and the ability to apply employment laws when applicable to various employee situations
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications & HRIS.
  • Enjoy working with a HR team as well as being self-directed and able to complete projects independently.


Preferred Education and Experience

  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) credential.
  • HR Business Partner experience, including project management and change management.
  • Experience with data analytics.
  • Global HR experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects and manage process change initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing proactive solutions to human resource issues.
  • An understanding of technical trends including but not limited to HR systems and the use of social media and mobile applications.


Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers, photocopiers and smartphones.

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.


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