Jr. HR Generalist

Our natural foods industry client is looking for a Jr. HR Generalist to join their team for a 5+ month contract engagement. The ideal candidate will have experience supporting an HR team, assisting with filing of employee records, manage new hire orientation, etc. Our client is passionate about providing healthy food choices for the world. If you are a Jr. HR Generalist looking for your next project, this may be the role for you!

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Job Description

Our natural food industry client is looking for a Jr. HR Generalist to join their team for a 5+ month contract engagement. This Jr. HR Generalist will be responsible for executing action items that support key projects and initiatives while partnering with the HR leadership. This Jr. HR Generalist will be responsible for supporting the HR team on all HR matters, such as workers’ compensation, onboarding process, employee record filing, and auditing.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Build effective working relationships with colleagues and team members
  • Focus on growing business acumen in order to better understand business needs
  • Partner with supervisor to develop coaching skills and techniques
  • Provide coaching to individual contributors, with the goal of making others successful
  • Participate and collaborate in supervisor, management and staff meetings
  • Responsible for working with the HR team to execute the workforce and talent agenda that attracts the right people in a competitive market and drives enterprise productivity, in partnership with Talent Acquisition
  • Implement effective onboarding plans for successful assimilation of new hires
  • Conduct new hire orientation, as assigned, and ensure that new employees are well informed of HR benefits, policies and programs
  • Deliver training programs, as assigned
  • Responsible for being a steward of the company culture
  • Ensure that employee questions are promptly and courteously resolved
  • Implement employee engagement events and activities, as assigned
  • Address employee concerns with open communication techniques. Communicate with employees in a timely and courteous manner
  • Handle basic employment relations issues, including reviewing recommendations with HR Director or HR Manager and escalating, as appropriate
  • Apply best practices and participate in collaboration within the region/group, and nationally on all HR programs
  • Complete personnel actions, including partnering with Total Rewards and other HR teams to obtain recommendation and approvals, ensure transaction is appropriately processed and that employee data is accurate
  • Support peer networks across the company
  • Execute tactics to support core annual programs, such as performance objectives and goal setting, performance evaluations, compensation planning, talent assessment, succession planning, and wellness
  • Execute tactics to support department level programs for areas such as workforce planning, engagement, recognition, training, wellness and labor relations
  • Implements Affirmative Action Plan and goals, where applicable
  • Maintain and update HRIS records and employee files, ensure employee files are complete and compliant


Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field
  • 1-3 years of HR experience, or related field knowledge
  • Working knowledge of Federal, State/Province and Local employment laws
  • Basic understanding of talent acquisition techniques, including recruitment, interviewing skills, and selection
  • Basic understanding of compensation and benefit policies and programs, employee relations practices
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Must have problem solving and analytical skills
  • Must be action oriented


About Versique

Versique is one of the largest recruiting firms in the Midwest and specializes in both consulting and permanent placement. With a valuable blend of functional, industry and recruiting experience, our award-winning team of headhunters has a proven track record of delivering exceptional talent acquisition solutions. The Versique brand represents a powerful combination of “versatile” and “unique” as it hints at the concept of “search” in it’s pronunciation: ver-seek.


Versique is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status, among other factors.

Job Code: 39000

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