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HR Generalist

Auburn Hills, Michigan
FosterThomas, Inc. is a leading Human Capital Management Firm. We are assisting our client in their search for a proficient Human Resources Generalist, based out of Auburn Hills, MI. This position is full-time, on-site, contract to hire. 

Overview: This role centers on delivering exceptional customer service and operational assistance to both our HR team and staff members. The primary responsibilities involve coordinating and executing administrative tasks related to payroll, benefits administration, and fostering positive employee relations.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Facilitate payroll operations for both corporate headquarters and satellite locations, encompassing tasks such as:
      • Payroll processing.
      • Timecard reconciliation within the timekeeping system.
      • Ensuring accurate input of employee schedules into the timekeeping system.
      • Managing bulk payroll adjustments and reimbursements.
      • Conducting thorough audits to ensure payroll accuracy.
      • Generating ad-hoc reports as necessary.
  • Execute transactions for employee status changes (e.g., promotions, transfers, separations) within Workday.
  • Provide comprehensive benefits support, including:
      • Managing enrollments and updates within benefits administration systems.
      • Handling billing reconciliation.
      • Coordinating and monitoring premium collections for employees on leave.
  • Deliver exceptional customer service by addressing employee inquiries regarding FMLA, STD, and other benefits.
  • Gather and maintain data required for audits related to 401(k) and Pension Plans.
  • Support the dissemination of HR programs and services in a positive manner.
  • Maintain organized departmental files and records.
  • Demonstrate proactive problem-solving skills and a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Ensure completion of administrative tasks such as filing, scanning, copying, and drafting correspondence.
  • Uphold confidentiality in all interactions.
  • Undertake any other relevant duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, Industrial Relations, Business, or a related field preferred; relevant experience may be considered for non-BA/BS candidates.
  • Minimum of two years' experience in payroll and timekeeping; prior HR experience is advantageous.
  • Exceptional customer service and interpersonal abilities.
  • Team-oriented with the flexibility to work independently.
  • Strong organizational skills, coupled with excellent oral and written communication abilities.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in analytical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making.
  • Solid mathematical skills.
  • Familiarity with ADP Workforce Now, Workforce Manager, eTime, and Workday systems preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

EEO Statement: FosterThomas is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equal employment opportunities in recruitment, hiring, promotion, training, compensation, and disciplinary action regarding the terms and conditions of employment.  FosterThomas does not discriminate based on 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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