Human Resources Generalist - Bilingual
West Chicago, IL 60185
Purpose of the Position
Supports operating units by implementing human resources activities to include employee relations, benefits administration, compensation, recruitment, training supporting Employee Health and Safety Programs. Serve as a liaison between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering policies and procedures and helping to resolve work-related problems
In cooperation with Corporate Human Resources, administers human resources programs and services including talent acquisition, staffing, new hire employment processing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, training and development, records management, safety and health, succession planning, employee relations and retention, AA/EEO compliance, and completing personnel transactions.
Improves manager and employee performance by identifying and clarifying problems; evaluating potential solutions; implementing selected solution; coaching and counseling managers and employees.
Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions. Ensures policies, procedures, and reporting is followed; notifies Corporate HR Manager of any non- compliance issues
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
Partners with regional health and safety manager to improve safety performance and reduce workers compensation costs.
Processes initial work-related injury reporting with the Company’s TPA (Third Party Administrator) as required.
Administers New Hire Orientation Program, in compliance of POQ-18, to engage new employees and assimilate them into the Company. Ensures work station is ready and office supplies available (if applicable), prepares equipment request (PC, phone, network access), badges, passes, parking permit, and identification cards, and performs other security-related duties, as applicable.
Assures Supervisors’ implement and document (POQ-18-FO; POQ-18-FE) Department-specific Orientation and Job Specific Training within stated deadlines. Maintains training records.
Coordinates and delivers training on topics such as interviewing techniques, exit interviews for plant employees, conducting performance reviews, basic safety practices, and sexual harassment.
Supports the process of recruiting, including pre-screening hourly applicants, coordinating drug testing and background investigations, verifying I-9 documentation.
Collaborates with hiring manager on the selection of candidates and making job offers to production and entry level operations candidates in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
Administers pre-employment math tests for hourly operations positions; and other skills-based tests, as directed.
Works with supervisors and managers during the termination process to exit the employee properly, ensure all necessary paperwork is completed and issued at termination; conducts exit interviews (as applicable) to determine reasons behind separations.
Collaborates with Corporate Human Resources and local management in appropriate resolution of plant level employee relations issues and is present during disciplinary meetings, scribing notes as applicable.
Coordinates internal and external training requirements for the plant employees. Processes necessary paperwork for approval of supervisor and maintains training database in HRIS.
Assists and supplies employees with information regarding Benefit Programs, (i.e., paid time off, holidays, medical/dental coverage, life insurance, retirement/savings, credit union, etc.); benefits administration support as assigned.
Serves as liaison to the Corporate Payroll Manager by supporting assigned plant-level payroll activity via ADP Workforce Now system, paycheck distribution, and other forms completion / record-keeping, report creation processes (ex., employee status change forms; ADP database reports for location managers as requested). Administers ADP E-time biometric readers (add/delete employees).
Participates in periodic PSC/Human Resources Status Update Meetings via teleconference.
Computer Equipment and Software Requirements
This position requires the ability to work with a personal computer in a Windows environment. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite software, HRIS software, and the Internet. ADP experience preferred.
Education and Experience Required
Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; and three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Position requires training and experience in general office procedures, policies, and methods; knowledge in the use of office equipment, strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to use good judgment in the completion of a variety of work situations; ability to organize, multi-task, and plan work to meet deadlines
Licensing or other Special Requirements
SPHR/PHR Certification preferred.
SPECIALTIES: All Office & Human Resources related positions.
EXPERIENCE: My area of specialty includes: Direct hire placement, Executive search, Temporary placement, Temporary-to-hire placement and Project recruiting.
I’M IN THIS BUSINESS BECAUSE: There’s no better feeling than helping someone realize their goals by assisting them in advancing their career. I love making that connection! My goal is to consistently build long lasting relationships with both my clients and my applicants.
CLIENTS CAN COUNT ON ME BECAUSE: I pride myself on the quality of my work and I truly CARE about their needs. The better I know them, the better my understanding is as to who would fit their needs.”