Human Resources Specialist in Carthage, MO at Butterball

Date Posted: 10/5/2018

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The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of what is required of personnel so classified. They do not imply or establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.  

Incumbents in this position are expected to perform the essential functions, tasks, duties, responsibilities, and physical requirements of this role with or without reasonable accommodation within the described work environment.  

Butterball, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the fair and impartial treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without regard to gender, age, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.

 

Human Resource Specialist

Location:  Carthage                                                                         Department: Human Resource

Reports to:  Human Resources Manager                               Shift:    Days

Hourly/Salaried:  Salaried                                                            FLSA status:  Non-Exempt

Job Summary: 

The HR Specialist handles the day-to-day HR functions and administrative responsibilities within the HR department.  With their focus primarily being on specific tasks or roles, such as recruitment, benefits, maintaining employee data in the HRIS, and customer service for employees.   

 Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serves as primary HR contact for front-line leaders and employees to answer questions and resolve employee relations issues

  • Provides coaching and guidance to front-line leaders and employees on routine employee relations matters including employee development, performance feedback, attendance, disciplinary actions, benefits, leave of absence, etc.

  • Works collaboratively and urgently with other departments (e.g. payroll) to resolve problems

  • Coordinates/supports employee onboarding activities and conducts orientation sessions to ensure a positive new employee experience and rapid engagement

  • Conducts focus groups, roundtable meetings, surveys and other activities to gather data on employee relations matters and activities

  • Monitors, tracks, and follows up on matters and issues pertaining to employees on leave of absence from work.

  • Maintains employee personnel files following company and regulatory guidelines

  • Updates HRIS employee data such as change of address, transfers, pay changes, promotions, etc.

  • Proactively identifies employee relations issues and supports team members and leaders to resolve problems; escalates complex employee relations issues as appropriate

  • Conducts investigations and/or provides support for grievances, investigations, and mediations

  • Creates, generates, analyzes, monitors, and updates various ad hoc and custom reports for administration, evaluation, reporting, and presentations

  • Assists with internal/external audits and regulatory reporting

  • Aids and supports benefits administration and annual open enrollments

  • Works with leaders and employees to create and update job descriptions

  • Handles/supports the recruiting and hiring process that includes creating job postings, screening applications/resumes, interview scheduling, conducting interviews, pre-employment background processes, job offers/declinations, etc.

  • Other duties as assigned

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of human resources practices and ability to provide employee relations expertise for employee retention, company policies, teambuilding, conflict resolution, communication and feedback, etc.

  • General knowledge of EEO/AA, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, E-Verify

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment in the application of rules, regulations, policies and procedures

  • Tactfully dealing with others in difficult or sensitive situations

  • Strong organization and time management skills with ability to effectively manage multiple priorities

  • Ability influence employees and leaders and to build strong, collaborative relationships

  • Demonstrated proficiency with personal computers in a networked environment and Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, MS Access and PowerPoint) or similar software

  • Ability to work in and foster a team environment as well as work independently

  • Demonstrated excellent oral/written communication and presentation skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrates effective listening, probing and investigatory skills with the ability to synthesize data collected and identify the root problems/causes. 

  • Ability to respond urgently and proactively to address issues, questions and concerns

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to make data-driven decision

  • Ability use forward-thinking approaches in solving problems

  • Bilingual (English / Spanish), strongly preferred

    Education & Experience: 

  • Bachelor degree in human resources, business administration, or related field, preferred

  • 1 – 3 years’ experience working in HR-related role, required

  • PHR or SHRM-CP certification preferred

    The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of what is required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not imply or establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

    Butterball, LLC is and equal opportunity employer and is committed to the fair and impartial treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or other protected status under applicable law.

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