Applus+

Human Resources Generalist

Job Locations US-NY-Williamsville
Internal Title
Human Resources Generalist
Requisition ID
2018-2052
# of Openings
1
Category
Human Resources

Company Bio

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Applus+ is a global leader in the Testing, Inspection and Certification sector delivering non-destructive testing, inspection, engineering, and manpower services to the aerospace, power, and, oil and gas industries. We are a trusted partner who enhances the quality and safety of our clients’ assets and infrastructures while safeguarding their operations. We deliver this through our technical capabilities, innovative approach, and our motivated team who are committed to operational excellence.

 

Applus+ has achieved a significant global presence and a leading position in its target markets and regions. As a result, our teams have expanded with 19,000 professionals across the world, attracting the very best talent in the industry.
Together beyond standards.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

Position Purpose

  • This position is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Human Resource office, with a focus on employee development and internal training. The HR Generalist manages the administration of the human resources policies, procedures and programs. The HR Generalist carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: departmental development, Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), employee relations, training and development, benefits, compensation, organizational development, and employment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Training employee, manager, and / or operations in employee, supervisor, or company development or processes; evaluate and record training activities and program effectiveness. Assist with creation of training materials.
  • Monitor and perform full employee onboarding and offboarding activities
  • Ensure company compliance with federal and state laws, including reporting requirements.
  • Advise managers and employees on state and federal employment regulations, benefit and compensation policies, personnel procedures and classification programs.
  • Prepare reports, such as organization and flow charts, and career path reports, to summarize job analysis and evaluation and compensation analysis information.
  • Plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives.
  • Administer and maintain the benefit process for eligible employees; explain company personnel policies, benefits, and procedures to employees or job applicants.
  • Assist in recruiting by interviewing potential applicants in conjunction with the supporting manager.
  • Assist with employee relations and performance management including employee coaching and counseling.
  • To assist in policy development, documentation and communication.
  • Process, verify, and maintain personnel related documentation, including staffing, recruitment, training, grievances, performance evaluations, classifications, and employee leaves of absence.
  • Record data for each employee, including such information as addresses, weekly earnings, absences, amount of sales or production, supervisory reports on performance, and dates of and reasons for terminations.
  • Gather personnel records from other departments or employees.
  • Examine employee performance to answer inquiries and provide information for personnel actions.
  • Answer questions regarding examinations, eligibility, salaries, benefits, and other pertinent information.
  • Compile and prepare reports and documents pertaining to personnel activities.
  • Request information from law enforcement officials, previous employers, and other references to determine applicants' employment acceptability.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Not Applicable

Knowledge and Skills

  • The ability to understand the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • The ability to understand human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Demonstrates a systematic approach in carrying out assignments. Is very orderly and excels at cutting through confusion and turning chaos into order.
  • Demonstrates a strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems. Unusually decisive in handling difficult problems. Translates problems into practical solutions.
  • Shows willingness and aptitude to use own discretion in taking appropriate steps in finding solutions to problems; presents options and ideas to enhance current processes or procedures. Takes on additional responsibility when both big and small tasks need to be done.
  • Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of Applus+. Exhibits honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.
  • Willing to work with others, collaborating and compromising where necessary; promptly share relevant information with others.
  • Maintains a positive “can do” outlook, rebounds quickly from frustrations and unpleasantness, and maintains composure and friendly demeanor while dealing with stressful situations.
  • A sense of urgency, good attention to detail, and follow-thru
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Access
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills and detail oriented
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and perform multiple tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues by using judgment that is in consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulation or government laws
  • Ability to protect the integrity of HR data and resources
  • Ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work independently with a multitude of tasks
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional and effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other departments, and external entities each of which require cooperative efforts on both sides
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work

Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, or a related discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • 3 years of operational HR Generalist experience, with heavy employee relations and training responsibilities.
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Experience with iCIMS, ADP Workforce Now, ADP eTime, and/or Sharepoint preferred.

Certificates and Licenses Required

  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred

Physical Activities and Requirements

  • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
  • The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
  • The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
  • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles
  • Dexterity: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound
  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.
  • The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes
  • In compliance with American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Applus+ will make reasonable accommodations that are appropriate and consistent within our legal obligations.

Working Conditions

  • The physical environment requires the employee to work inside an office environment, protected from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
  • Overtime may be required during the week and weekend with work volume

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