Human Resources Generalist

Human Resources Farmington, MI Farmington Hills, Alaska




Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Vice President of Human Resources, the Human Resources Generalist is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with other members of the HR team supporting the overall mission of the organization. This position carries out responsibilities and support in the following specialized functional areas: payroll, benefits, recruitment/onboarding, and employment law compliance. We are seeking a well-rounded HR Generalist with an emphasis on payroll administration. This position requires a minimum of 1 year of payroll processing experience.

Essential Functions/Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and ensure compliance by updating electronic team member records in HRIS/electronic filing system pertaining to, but not limited to payroll, benefits, company required acknowledgements, etc.
  • Must have knowledge of task flow administration and performing new hire, termination, etc. tasks within HRIS/ATS ecosystem.
  • Reconcile/validate data entry to ensure data integrity, and support routine audit requests. 
  • Produce and submit generic reports for interdepartmental requests (while being mindful of sensitive data). 
  • Respond to internal and external customer related inquiries, provide assistance and escalate when necessary.
  • Improves customer experience by identifying and clarifying problems and evaluating potential solutions in conjunction with HR function specialists.
  • Track and update all HR polices (quarterly/semi-annually), while working with subject matter experts, as needed.
  • Develops human resources solutions by collecting and analyzing process information and recommending courses of action to improve HR customer experience.
  • Demonstrate outstanding time management skills by completing special projects, clarifying project objective; setting timetables and schedules; conducting research; developing and organizing information; fulfilling transactions. 
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation changes; advising Human Resources team on needed actions.
  • Administer customer engagement surveys.
  • Primary admin for new Team member onboarding, primary orchestrator of all new team member onboardings.
  • Primary admin for team member off boarding, conduct exit interviews and ensure HR due diligence is followed with exits.
  • Assists Payroll Manager with Full life cycle payroll functions: Benefit deductions, rate changes, retro calculations, timecard, payroll and audits as necessary.
  • Protects organization's confidentiality by keeping all information private.

Essential Functions
/Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the development and implementation of company policies and procedures and any other relevant documents.
  • Process unemployment claims timely using the ADP unemployment electronic filing system and coordinate relevant witnesses, compile evidence in preparation to protest unemployment claims.
  • Assists with timely processing of bi-weekly payroll.
  • Conducts exit interviews for non-exempt team members.
  • Maintains human resource information system records and compiles reports from HRIS.
  • Produce and submit reports for interdepartmental metrics and tracking.
  • Assist in ad-hoc HR projects, such as collection of team member feedback.
  • Assist with preparing PowerPoint presentation drafts.
  • Ensure business compliance with federal, state and local employment and laws and regulations by reviewing statutory publications.
  • Primary admin for onboarding of new hires.
  • Liaise with other departments or functions as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Outstanding communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Knowledge of human resources processes and best practices
  • Strong ability in using Outlook MS Office (MS Excel and MS PowerPoint)
  • Working knowledge of ADP is a plus
  • Working knowledge of creating survey’s in Survey Monkey is a plus
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Team centered/work well with co-workers to resolve issues and problems
  • Customer Service focus
  • Ability to work independently 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:


  • This is largely a sedentary role, requiring use of typical office equipment such as a computer, laptop and cell phone.
  • Filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bending or standing on a stool as necessary. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.
  • This job operates in a professional office environment.


Education and Experience:


  • Proven experience as an HR Generalist or relevant human resources/administrative position (3-5 years)
  • Experience with HR databases and HRIS systems.  ADP experience is a plus.
  • BS/BA in Business Administration or equivalent experience; additional education in Human Resource Management will be a plus
  • SHRM or PHR certification a plus 


Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the team member for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.