Human Resources Generalist
Company: Epilepsy Foundation
Posted on: January 7, 2022
The Human Resources Generalist will successfully manage the
day-to-day functions of the HR team, including hiring, onboarding,
benefits and leave, general HR support, and enforcing company
policies and practices. The generalist will advise employees on
benefits, leave, and employment-related issues. The generalist must
also have a thorough understanding of legal compliance for human
resources federal, state, and local requirements and will be
primarily responsible for ensuring that required compliance reports
are prepared accurately and submitted. This position reports to the
Vice President, HR.
Essential Duties And Responsibilities Manages the day-to-day
functions of the HR team, including benefits administration,
onboarding, offboarding, staff training, communicating/enforcing
policies, and general HR support. - 25%. Includes:
Coordinating employee benefits to ensure that enrollments, status
changes, payroll deductions, and bill reconciliations are processed
Administering new hire onboarding and orientation.
Conducting exit interviews.
Ensuring compliance with labor and employment regulations (federal
and state), such as ADA, ADEA, including benefits (Workers
Compensation, Unemployment, FMLA, COBRA, HIPAA, etc.).
Ensuring the confidentiality of files, records, and data, and use
discretion in controlling access to and release of information.
Managing the performance management processes.
Responds to inquiries and researches and/or direct questions to the
appropriate contact and provides exceptional customer service to
employees and managers. - 25%
Recruits and facilitates the hiring of qualified applicants by
advertising, sourcing, screening, etc., as well as ensuring that
both job candidates and hiring teams are engaged in the process.
Manages and continuously improves the recruiting processes,
develops hiring resources for managers and hiring teams, and
collaborates with the HR team to develop effective recruitment
strategies. - 40%. Includes:
Prepares offer letters, employee status change letters, and other
HR communications, as needed.
Maintains personnel-related data and records to ensure employment
required compliance is met, which includes updating and maintaining
employee job descriptions. - 10%.
Additional Duties And Responsibilities
Provides guidance on policies and procedures to employees and
Develops and maintains talent management processes.
Assists in the compilation of data for HR reporting needs.
Submits mandatory compliance reporting requests (ex., FSA
non-discrimination testing, and EEO-1, as required.
Assists in the planning of staff events (holiday party, staff
Assists with other duties and special projects, as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration, or
3-5 years' experience as an HR generalist, with similar
A minimum of 2 years of practical experience in benefits and leave
plan administration of retirement, healthcare (medical, dental,
vision), flexible spending, COBRA, FMLA, HIPAA, etc.
Proficiency with MS Office, HRIS systems, and is comfortable
learning new technical systems, as needed. Recent ADP WorkforceNow
experience is strongly preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of the human resources field.
Understanding of employment regulations (federal, state, and
Other Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Certifications,
A high level of detail orientation and accuracy (checking your work
for accuracy is especially important).
Ability to prioritize work assignments and track multiple projects
simultaneously and follow through to completion with each.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision on assigned
duties; a sense of ownership and urgency in completing assigned job
duties is essential.
Excellent time management and problem-solving skills.
Excellent written/verbal/interpersonal communication skills.
Uses sound judgment and maintains strict confidentiality.
Additional HR training or experience is a plus. PHR preferred.
Knowledge or experience of payroll processes is a plus.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities/no direct
TRAVEL, WORK ENVIRONMENT, AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The generalist operates in a professional office environment and
routinely uses office equipment (currently working from home, under
our current COVID operations policy and will continue until further
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to talk and hear and will require staring at a computer
screen and/or documents for extended periods of time,
standing/moving around when filing for extended periods of time,
some lifting (boxes, packages, office equipment) and moving
tables/chairs to set up meeting spaces.
Travel is not expected but may occasionally be required for events
(or for essential office visits, while under the COVID operations
Telework privileges may be requested, in accordance with our
standard telework policy. Satisfactory performance and excellent
customer service must be maintained.
This position is expected to regularly attend Foundation meetings
As a condition of beginning and maintaining employment, this
position is required to adhere to all Foundation policies,
including any COVID workplace and vaccination policies adopted. In
order to provide a safe environment when hosting in-person events,
all staff and candidates with offers must show proof of vaccination
and may be tested (prior to working at in-person events and
meetings). If needed, staff may make a request for a reasonable
accommodation (religious, disability, medical, or
pregnancy-related, etc.). Human Resources will provide instructions
on submitting information to support your request. Please do not
disclose confidential/sensitive information, except as instructed
by HR. Refer to the Handbook for more info on our Reasonable
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