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Human Resources Generalist

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What it’s like to be a Human Resources Generalist

A human resources generalist helps with employee recruiting and hiring by assisting the Director of Employee Resources or independently carrying out such functions including, determining strategies for attracting and recruiting candidates, developing sources of qualified applicants, tracking and screening applicants, scheduling interviews, administering tests, checking references and background, evaluating applicant qualifications, preparing offer letters and packets, and processing the completed orientation paperwork. They compose and places advertisements for internally and externally recruited positions, conduct new hire orientations, review bid slips or similar application forms submitted by employees in response to postings and assist in the development, writing and maintaining of job descriptions.

They work to maintain and support Human Resources Information System (HRIS) / Records by recording employee information to the HRIS/Payroll system, maintaining employee personnel files, updating employee files to document personnel actions and to provide information for payroll and other uses.

They maintain and update the organizational charts, prepare routine reports for internal and external review, complete government-required reports including EEO-4 and Unemployment Compensation Notices, respond to notifications of unemployment claims filed by former employees, inputs all salary ranges into HRIS system and other miscellaneous HR related tasks.

Education: Associate’s degree (A.A.) in Business Technology or equivalent from two-year College or technical school.

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