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HR Generalist

Jessup, MD
FosterThomas is a Human Capital Management firm based in Annapolis, MD with clients nationwide.  We are seeking an experienced HR Generalist to assist our client, located in Jessup, MD. This is an amazing opportunity to grow a strong organization. This position is full time, permanent and on-site. Great work environment, work-life balance and growth potential.

JOB SUMMARY: Coordinates human resources activities including but not limited to employment and employee relations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assist with administration of company-wide human resources policies, procedures, and practices in accordance with stated corporate objectives and federal and state legal requirements.
  • Recruits and interviews candidates; provides management with hiring recommendations.
  • Coordinates hiring process, including but not limited to conducting background and reference checks, negotiating salary offers, and issuing job confirmation letters and other internal communication.
  • Coordinates and/or conducts employee-relations activities and programs including but not limited to employee counseling, interpretation of policies, new employee orientation, and employee recognition programs.
  • Coordinates programs to attract qualified candidates through the design and placement of position announcements, advertising, and/or participation in job fairs.
  • Conducts exit interviews with employees; communicates findings to management.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding the organization’s processes, policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Conducts ongoing information and training sessions to develop employees and provide support and problem resolution.
  • Coordinates distribution/communication of projects including but not limited to Employee Policy handbook, 401(k) open enrollment, and employee recognition.
  • Identifies potential employee-relations issues and makes recommendations to management.
  • Conducts investigations into claims of harassment or other company-guideline violations.
  • Coordinates administration of workers’ compensation and unemployment claims.
  • Assists in administration of company compensation and benefits programs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or equivalent, two to four years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Working knowledge of HR laws and regulations.
  • Basic competence in duties and tasks of supervised employees.
  • Experience in recruiting and staffing.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees.
  • Proficient on Microsoft 365
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prepare reports and business correspondence. 
  • Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels.
  • Good judgement with the ability to make timely and sound decisions.
  • Creative, flexible, and innovative team player.
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds.
  • Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace.
  • Bilingual skills a plus.

COMPETENCIES:
  • Confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, looks for ways to improve
  • Self-starter with initiative
  • Demonstrates professionalism
  • Supports organization’s goals and values
  • Dependable and reliable

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
  • Prolonged periods of remaining stationary and working on a computer.
  • Work is performed in an office setting and on a production floor and can include high noise levels, bright lights, cold temperatures, and stairs.

EEO Statement: FosterThomas is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equal employment opportunities in recruitment, hiring, promotion, training, compensation and disciplinary action with regard to the terms and conditions of employment.  FosterThomas does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, age, sex, disability, marital status, gender identity genetic information, sexual orientation, or sex, including pregnancy and childbirth, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic


 

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