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HR Generalist

Job Overview

The HR Generalist iassists in the administration of human resources policies, procedures, and programs. This position is active in: departmental development, human resource information systems (HRIS), employee relations, benefits, compensation, and organizational development. The HR Generalist works closely with HR staff and other stakeholders to ensure that HR functions are running smoothly and meeting established standards.  Activities include a combination of scheduled and ad-hoc activities.

Organizational Impact

The HR Generalist plays a critical role in the organization's success by managing various HR functions such as recruitment, employee relations, performance management, compensation and benefits, and compliance with labor laws. The impact of this job on the organization includes:

1. Recruitment and Retention: The HR Generalist is responsible for attracting and retaining top talent, which is crucial for the organization's growth and success.

2. Employee Engagement: The HR Generalist ensures that employees are engaged and motivated, which leads to higher productivity, job satisfaction, and lower turnover rates.

3. Compliance: The HR Generalist ensures that the organization complies with labor laws and regulations, which reduces the risk of legal issues and penalties.

4. Performance Management: The HR Generalist manages the performance of employees, which helps to identify areas for improvement and develop strategies to enhance productivity.

5. Culture and Values: The HR Generalist plays a key role in promoting the organization's culture and values, which helps to create a positive work environment and improve employee morale.

Overall, the HR Generalist has a significant impact on the organization's success by managing various HR functions that are critical to achieving business objectives.

Key Systems

- Human Resource Information System (HRIS)

- Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

- Performance Management System

- Payroll System

- Benefits Administration System


- Employee relations and engagement

- Recruitment and onboarding

- Benefits administration and management

- Performance management and employee development

- Compliance with labor laws and regulations


- Recruitment and selection of new employees

- Administration of employee benefits and compensation

- Development and implementation of HR policies and procedures

- Management of employee relations and conflict resolution

- Maintenance of employee records and compliance with legal requirements


  • Provide front line support to employees on benefits, payroll, and HR system questions
  • Assist with creating, maintaining, updating existing employees and new hire employee files
  • Assist in communicating policies and procedures to employees
  • Carry out basic administrative duties such as filing, copying, entering data etc. when needed
  • Partner with HR Director for related projects as assigned
  • Must take the initiative in problem solving and in supporting the HR team
  • All other duties as assigned

Recommended Items

  • Employee handbook and policies
  • Performance management process
  • Benefits enrollment and administration procedures
  • Onboarding and orientation materials
  • HRIS system training and user guides

Content Examples

  • Job descriptions for various positions within the company
  • Employee handbook outlining company policies and procedures
  • Performance evaluation forms and guidelines
  • Benefits package information and enrollment forms
  • Training materials and resources for employee development

Sample Event-Driven Tasks

- Conduct exit interviews with employees who have resigned

- Review and update employee handbook annually

- Coordinate and facilitate new hire orientation sessions

- Conduct investigations into employee complaints or concerns

- Develop and implement employee recognition programs

Sample Scheduled Tasks

- Conducting new employee orientation sessions every Monday at 9am

- Processing payroll for all employees every other Friday by 5pm

- Reviewing and updating employee benefits packages annually in January

- Conducting performance evaluations for all employees every six months

- Posting job openings and screening resumes every Wednesday at 10am

Sample Infill Tasks

- Conducting initial interviews with job candidates

- Assisting with employee onboarding and orientation

- Managing employee benefits and compensation packages

- Developing and implementing HR policies and procedures

- Conducting performance evaluations and providing feedback to employees

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