HR Generalist

Liberty, NY

Job Category: Human Resources Job Number: SB550487373 Pay Rate: $45000.00-50000.00 / year

Job Description

Human Resources Generalist, Full-time
The HR Generalist supports the administration of the day-to-day operations of the human resources functions and duties. The HR Benefits Generalist carries out responsibilities in some or all of the following functional areas: employee relations, training and development of HR team, benefits administration, vendor relations, compensation, and employment. This role requires excellent organizational skills, a high level of discretion and a deep understanding of the local labor laws to ensure compliance and promote employee welfare. This position will have an emphasis on benefits administration.

· Assist in the development and implementation of HR policies and procedures.

· Facilitate employee relations and address concerns to maintain a positive work environment.

· Adeptly assess and collect information regarding situations and concerns and guide the employee to a resolution.

· Provide training and support to other HR team members and company employees regarding HR practices and benefits administration.

· Collaborate with the HR team on projects and initiatives that improve overall HR services and employee satisfaction.

· Facilitate interactive conversation and recommend reasonable accommodations, if appropriate.

· Provide counseling and support to employees, promoting mental health and workplace wellness.

· Conduct exit interviews and report trends or issues of concern, administer final pay

· Oversee the recruitment and selection process to ensure cohesive staffing support is provided to all departments.

· Manage payroll and finance requests related to payroll processing.

Benefits Management

· Maintain and monitor relationships with various vendors to optimize service utilization.

· Conduct bi-weekly meetings with our benefits broker to ensure the alignment of benefits offerings with employee needs.

· Administer and manage employee benefits programs such as health insurance, retirement plans, life insurance, disability insurance, and wellness programs.

· Act as the primary point of contact for employees for all benefit-related inquiries, ensuring timely and accurate responses.

· Coordinate with external leave management providers to facilitate seamless communication and efficient processing of employee leaves, including FMLA, ADA, and other leave programs.

· Conduct benefits orientations and informational sessions to educate employees about their benefits and any changes to the programs.

· Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations concerning employee benefits, and stay updated on recent legislative changes.

· Work closely with payroll to ensure accurate benefits deductions and adjustments.

· Manage annual open enrollment periods, including preparation, communication, and assisting employees in the enrollment process.

· Resolve any issues related to benefits administration, including discrepancies in benefits coverage, claims handling, and billing.

· Maintain detailed records and documentation of benefit plans and employee interactions for auditing and compliance purposes.

· Monitor benefits utilization and propose changes including executive FSA benefits.

· Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree in human resources, Business Administration, or related field.

· Minimum of 3 years of experience in human resources with a strong focus on benefits administration.

· Proficient in HRIS systems and Microsoft Office Suite.

· Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws related to benefits and employee rights.

· Familiarity with industry-standard software and HR practices.
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