Human Resources Generalist

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 09-01-2017
FosterThomas, Inc. is a leading HR Management and Consulting firm based in Annapolis, MD.  We are seeking a Human Resources Generalist to lead HR responsibilities for our non-profit client based in downtown Washington, DC location. This is a full time, permanent position with incredible benefits!!

Our client is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated Human Resources professional to perform a variety of HR-related tasks within a growing organization. The ideal candidate is experienced, organized, diplomatic, and able to work efficiently and effectively with a diverse group of people. Desired candidates can successfully communicate both verbally and in writing, and possess the ability to adapt to unforeseen and evolving situations.

Examples of typical responsibilities:                                                                  
  • Nurture a positive and productive working environment
  • Develop, recommend, implement, and monitor personnel policies and procedures based upon the needs of the organization and in response to local and federal requirements
  • Perform benefits administration including claims resolution, and resource on health insurance policies and benefits packages
  • Assist management in addressing employee perspectives and demands
  • Manage recruitment, selection, and hiring processes for all departments
  • Recruit and on-board new employees and off-board departing employees
  • Develop overall HR strategies, systems, tactics, and procedures across the organization and monitor with appropriate metrics
  • Oversee a performance appraisal system to improve employee performance
  • Assist in administering disciplinary procedures and counseling for performance improvement
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal benefits regulations
  • Conduct periodic compensation and benefit reviews; assist in benefit renewals and administration
  • Create/execute effective training and certification programs with internal and external partners on a range of topics such as OSHA safety trainings, equipment use and best practices, management training on hiring and EEOC, project management, time management, etc.
  • Organize, file, and consolidate existing and future personnel files
  • Develop and implement an effective organizational HR database for required filings and retention of appropriate information
  • Conduct periodic job description reviews to ensure they are complete, clear, and up-to-date
  • BS/MS degree in Human Resources or related field preferred and three to five years’ demonstrated success in the HR profession or a combination thereof.
  • Professional demeanor; superior written and oral communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Creativity, flexibility, diplomacy, and positive spirit necessary
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team, and to manage multiple activities simultaneously
  • Ability to establish, track, and meet deadlines, often under pressure
  • Working knowledge of HR systems and databases
  • Excellent listening, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Ability to build and manage productive interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company
  • Working knowledge of labor laws and HR best practices
  • Able to work with counsel to address issues as they arise 
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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