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Senior HR Generalist

Bowie, MD

FosterThomas, Inc. is a leading Human Capital Management Firm. We are assisting our client in their search for a Senior Human Resources Generalist. Our client is a growing and dynamic organization, based on Bowie, MD. This opportunity offers a competitive compensation package and is a full time, permanent and hybrid opportunity. 

The Senior HR Generalist is responsible for overseeing and executing various human resources functions to support the organization's overall HR strategy. This role involves managing HR operations, providing guidance to employees and managers, ensuring compliance with labor laws, and contributing to a positive workplace culture.

Key Responsibilities:
  1. Recruitment
  • Assist in the recruitment process, including job posting, job descriptions, and interviewing.
  1. Onboarding
  • Conduct new employee orientations and facilitate the onboarding process with Paylocity training and collecting forms.
  1. Employee Relations
  • Address employee inquiries, concerns, and issues in a timely and professional manner.
  • Promote a positive workplace culture and employee engagement.
  • Mediate and resolve workplace conflicts and grievances in a fair and impartial manner.
  1. HR Policies and Compliance
  • Ensure company compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws.
  • Stay up to date with labor/employment laws and regulations – COBRA, FMLA, OSHA, DOL
  • Maintain and update HR policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Ensure consistent enforcement and adherence to company policies.
  1. Benefits Administration
  • Administer employee benefits programs, such as health insurance, retirement plans, and leave policies.
  • Assist employees with benefits-related questions and issues.
  1. Performance Management
  • Support the performance review process by providing guidance to managers and employees.
  • Assist with benchmarking positions to ensure fair and competitive compensation.
  • Assist in developing and implementing performance improvement plans.
  • Administer performance appraisal processes.
  1. Employee Records & Documentation
  • Maintain accurate and confidential employee records, including personnel files.
  • Process changes in employment status, such as promotions, transfers, and terminations.
  • Prepare reports on HR metrics and compliance as needed.
  1. HR Administration and Policies & Procedures
  • Assist with payroll processing, time and attendance tracking, and HR software management./Paylocity
  • Manage HR-related documentation and forms.
  1. Training and Development
  • Support training initiatives
  1. Employee Engagement and Culture
  • Promote a positive workplace culture and employee engagement.
  1. HR Projects and Initiatives
  • Participation as assigned

  • Problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management abilities.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Adaptability and flexibility.
  • Team player with a customer-focused approach.

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • 5+years of progressive HR experience, including generalist responsibilities.
  • Strong knowledge of labor laws and HR best practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information.
  • Service or Construction industry preferred; experience with service labor
  • Proficiency in Paylocity/HRIS (Human Resources Information Systems) and MS Office Suite.
  • HR certification (e.g., PHR, SPHR) is a plus.

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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