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Employee Relations and HR Generalist

Ameristar Manufacturing

Location: Mankato, MN 56001
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: June 5, 2024
JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: Employee Relations and HR Generalist Department: Office Reports to: President/CEO Classification: Non-exempt Position Summary: The Employee Relations and HR Generalist is responsible for responsible for maintaining accurate employee records, including staff files, HRIS data and other HR documentation. They are often the first point of contact for applicants and new hires, and for employees who have any questions or concerns regarding areas of employment including payroll, benefits, leave of absence, forms and enforcing company policies and practices. The Employee Relations and HR Generalist is also responsible for efforts to maintain positive relationships with employees including development and administration of the employee engagement program. Duties/Responsibilities: Provide comprehensive administrative support to the management team, including but not limited to scheduling meetings, managing calendars, making travel arrangements, and preparing correspondence. Responsible for creating, formatting, and editing a variety of documents such as reports, presentations, and spreadsheets as required by the management team. Assist in planning, initiating, executing, monitoring, and closing various projects under the direction of the management team. Write and distribute the company newsletter. Support employee compensation, benefits, leave, disciplinary matters, performance management, and training and development referring complex matters to appropriate staff. Manage recruitment and offboarding process in collaboration with department managers. Handle background checks and employee eligibility verifications. Implement orientation and recognition programs for new hires. Organize and execute recognition events for employee birthdays and work anniversaries. Ensure HRIS system and employee files are kept up-to-date. Coordinate and oversee planning for regular employee lunches to encourage team building. Serve as a point of contact for employee inquiries regarding payroll and benefits. Ensure compliance with employment laws and regulations. Handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality. Maintain an attitude and philosophy consistent with the company’s standards. Perform other related duties as assigned. Required Skills/Abilities: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines. Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate. Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality. Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HRIS system. Education and Experience: High school diploma and some combination of education, training and experience. At least one year of human resource admin experience preferred. Physical Requirements: Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times. Must be able to access and navigate each department at the organization’s facilities.
Salary: $23 - $27 an hour
Employment Type: Full-time