As a key member of the HR team, the HR Generalist reports directly to the Division Human Resources Director and is responsible for providing day-to-day professional HR support and policy administration relating to all phases of the employee life cycle including activities such as recruitment, hiring, compensation administration, benefits administration, new hire orientation, related safety and worker’s compensation administration, employee data maintenance, payroll, support, and general routine reporting.
The HR Generalist serves as a member of the local site’s leadership team, and acts as the primary HR support for all local exempt and non-exempt employees. As the primary HR contact, the HR Generalist is expected to be able to communicate status on process with colleagues, keep team members informed, and respond clearly to employee inquiries while maintaining positive and open relationships across all levels of the organization. The HR Generalist is expected to use good judgment and discretion with highly confidential business and employee information. A successful HR Generalist is able to effectively manage time, prioritize work load, handle multiple tasks without close supervision, and consistently meet deadlines.
This position will be based in our headquarters in Hendersonville, TN.
- Maintains HR systems and processes including but not limited to recruiting, onboarding, performance management, communication plans, global organizational charts, payroll, corporate benefits, Affirmative Action Planning, local compensation structure and wage analysis, worker’s compensation, and safety. Assists in the administration and acts as a co-owner of the local safety program. Leverages observations to make independent decisions and regularly suggest ways to improve systems and processes.
- Leads the overall recruiting process for the Hendersonville site including but not limited to: scoping roles, sourcing applicants, interviewing candidates, and complying with record keeping requirements. Partners with hiring managers to screen candidates, conduct interviews, and select best fit talent for open positions. Organizes and conducts new employee onboarding; creates a positive first experience of the company.
- Coordinates and manages online learning administration. Assists in the development, coordination, and delivery of employee training on a variety of topics such as interview skills, performance management, safety, harassment, ITW Principles of Conduct, and ITW business policy guidelines. Serves as the role model for ITW Values.
- Maintains knowledge of labor law and corresponding regulations and requirements and ensures policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance. Ensures required legal postings on bulletin boards are current. Reviews existing policies and procedures at the Hendersonville facility and initiates changes as necessary to ensure compliance with law, corporate policies, and business objectives. Serves as an advisor regarding the application of employment laws and corporate human resource policies to specific business decisions. Works with ITW corporate human resources or third party providers, as necessary, in the management of HR practices.
- Drives the performance management process with the intent of actively supporting a high-performance culture that is open and adaptable to change.
- Inputs and maintains employee data in the HRIS Workday system. Prepares regular or special reporting as required and provide analytical support, as necessary. Maintains employee information and personnel files.
- Responsible for administering bi-weekly payroll for all exempt and non-exempt employees, which includes processing and management of one-time earnings and reimbursements. Supports monthly payroll audits by providing reporting to Finance team.
- Acts as the primary HR support for all local exempt and non-exempt employees. Responds to inquiries and educates and supports employees in the use of self-service applications available to them.
- Supports the global business and performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree required. Emphasis on Human Resources, Psychology, or Business preferred
- Three to five years prior experience in human resources, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
- Generalist background, with broad knowledge of recruitment, benefit and compensation administration, employee relations, legal compliance, safety, and training and development.
- Excellent written/verbal communication skills: demonstrates good listening skills, communicates status on process with colleagues, keeps team members informed and responds clearly to employee inquiries.
- Independent and organized work style: can effectively manage time and prioritize work load, manages multiple tasks without close supervision, and consistently meets deadlines.
- Stakeholder Management: establishes and maintains effective working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization and demonstrates a positive and friendly attitude in working with people.
- Adaptability: Adapts easily to change, performs calmly under pressure and works effectively in ambiguous environments.
- Ability to use good judgment and discretion with highly confidential business and employee information.
- Strong technical skills/aptitude: Proficiency in MS Office programs.