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Human Resources Generalist


Bowling Green, United States of America

Role Purpose
Works in conjunction with the HR Manager to organize and implement human resources administration within the department and across the organization at large to include but not limited to recruitment, compensation, training, employee relations, employee benefits, policies/processes, performance management, talent planning. HR Generalist also provides coaching to managers/supervisors on employee situations and is the primary contact for payroll issues.  

Key Responsibilities

·Serves as the first point of contact on HR related questions.

·Partners with corporate subject matter experts on the implementation of company-wide employee strategies.

·Responsible for implementation, administration and operation of high-value quality human resources programs, practices and procedures.

·Manage and administer the staffing and recruiting for hourly and salary functions, including advertising, screening, interviewing, selecting and hiring of new employees while adhering to company job posting policies.

·Work with temporary staffing companies to arrange temporary workers when necessary.

·Responsible for completion of all new-hire testing and paperwork, including, background checking, drug testing, skills assessment, etc

·Enter all employee information into, as well as maintain HRIS system integrity, auditing entries regularly.

·Plan and conduct new employee orientation as well as support on-boarding programs to foster employee engagement.

·Conduct exit interviews as appropriate and utilize information gathered to identify and address root causes of turnover.

·Stay current with related labor laws (e.g., FMLA, ADA, etc.) and help provide education to local managers/supervisors.

·Train supervisors and appropriate personnel on timekeeping systems to ensure accurate payroll data is completed by deadlines.

·Audit timekeeping system bi-weekly for errors and sign-offs to ensure accurate and timely payroll processing, providing Shared Services Payroll team all necessary documentation to meet both company policy and auditing requirements.

·Work with payroll/benefits team to ensure that systems and/or processes are fully implemented.

·Assist with employee relations issues. Partner with leaders and/or HR Manager as needed to effectively resolve situations by helping to investigate employee relations cases to address root cause.

·Support safety and security programs and link to related HR programs where applicable.

·Assist with hourly performance management processes within the organization, including employee training and coaching, performance appraisal, personal development planning.

·Organize employee training classes as directed.

·Lead by example in terms of behavior, championing GKN values and ensuring that all employees are treated with respect.

·Generally, support the delivery of HR services to their respective client groups.

·Coach managerial/supervisory staff relative to the interpretation and implementation of relevant HR policies, procedures and programs.

·Be a subject matter expert in one or more areas of human resources (e.g. recruitment, employee relations, compensation, training…)

·Ensure HR policies, procedures, and practices are compliant with relevant state, federal and local employment laws.

·Take appropriate action to ensure the integrity and sustained certification of the Quality standard and any other audit findings related to HR (e.g. GRIP, PLC audit, OFCCP…).

·Coordinate company sponsored recognition events as well as other employee events.

Qualifications / Experience / Skills
BA/BS degree in Human Resources or related field, SPHR or PHR preferred.

Five or more years of experience in Human Resources and experience in manufacturing is preferred.

Strong knowledge of HR law and practices.

Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills

Solid human resources technical skills including, but not limited to employee relations, compensation, talent acquisition and development, performance management and organization assessment/design.

Proficiency in MS Office and experience with HRIS systems.

Good judgment and problem solving skills.

Preferred payroll administration experience.

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