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Human Resources Generalist

Rockford, IL 61102

Posted: 11/09/2023 Employment Type: Permanent Industry: A -Professional Job Number: R 940771117 Pay Rate: $55000-65000 / year

Job Description

Job Summary:  

Under the guidance and direction of the HR Manager, the HR Generalist is responsible for enhancing department functions by helping with unemployment, worker's compensation, FMLA,  maintaining employee handbook and HR procedures manual, and answering employee questions regarding  policies and procedures. 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:  

  • Review and update HR and employee related forms to ensure forms are current and compliant, and all company related entities are using current and consistent forms. 

  • Assist with developing and implementing training and onboarding programs. 

  • Assist with updating and maintaining Company Handbook.

  • Assist Managers with recruitment and interview process, including phone screens, posting job ads, scheduling applicants, sending application information, and gathering feedback as necessary.  

  • Schedule and conduct new employee orientation activities including meeting arrangements, and compilation of new hire paperwork. 

  • Input new employee information into HRIS systems to create employee record and help employees with access to their portal.  

  • Verify I-9 documentation and maintain file. 

  • Assist with creating personnel files.

  • Assist HR Manager with annual performance review process as needed.  

  • Assist with maintaining file system and files correspondence and other records. 

  • Maintain record of Paid Time Off leave, FMLA and short-term disability. 

  • Assist with coordinating employee meetings and group events, assists with preparing agendas, and reserving and preparing facilities. 

  • Assist with WC related injury (arrange rides, reporting to WC carrier etc.), maintaining WC injury report log and preparing OSHA 300A form.  

  • Assist with preparation for employment verification and EEO-1 report.  

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  

    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field is required. 

    • Minimum of 5 years of HR experience in manufacturing/production/industrial environment.  

    • Knowledge of Human Resource functions, including  recruitment and retention practices, employee training programs, etc. 

    • Detail oriented and highly organized; ideal candidates are self-starters with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 

    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and strong interpersonal communication skills. 

    • Ability to interpret and implement company policies and procedures, written instructions, and general correspondence.  

    • Ability to complete assignments accurately and within established deadlines. 

    • Must possess a high level of professional integrity, have a team orientation and treat others with respect. 

    • The ability to effectively operate customary office equipment, such as computers, Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and related Windows-based software programs; previous experience with UKG HRIS is a plus. 

    • Ability to maintain confidential information. 

    Please apply directly to the HR Generalist position or contact Rachel with any questions at 815-997-1417 or

Meet Your Recruiter

Rachel Thomann
VP, FurstProfessionals

Year Started: 2011

I wanted to be a physical therapist when I grew up.


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