HR Generalist

  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #1561106

Title:  HR Generalist

Length: Contract to Hire – Client is quick to convert to Perm

Location: Raleigh, NC

ID:  1561106

Role Overview: Our Client is the world’s foremost producer of grand and large-format digital graphics. They are an industry leader in creating innovative products for outdoor advertising, business signage, wall decor, art reproduction, and the professional photography and art communities.

Their combined 407,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities across the United States house over 88 grand and large format digital printers, custom automated finishing equipment, and coating capabilities to produce printed recyclable materials up to 16 feet wide. Their pre-press department processes more than 20,000 files per day with the aid of proprietary software automation tools. The client operates around-the-clock, 7 days a week to deliver extraordinary customer service, and print over 431 million square feet of material annually. They specialize in industry leading innovations accompanied by world class service.

The HR Generalist interfaces with management and employees on a variety of subjects pertaining to employee relations, benefits, performance management, labor law compliance, on-boarding and separations, annual reviews, as well as helping to set the foundation for a positive culture.


  • Organize and provide training. Present information to employees and managers in both large and small group formats
  • Research and apply for training grants
  • Conduct New Employee Orientation
  • Identify ways to improve policies and procedures
  • Under general supervision, partner with HR Leadership to provide consultative support, advise and provides solutions on all people related subjects
  • Manage labor activities in conjunction with HR Leadership through effective management and communication skills
  • Conduct workplace investigations; prepare reports and make recommendations
  • Assist with employee relations. Coach managers on unemployment and litigation risks
  • Learn the business environment, strategy and people implications in order to help management meet and exceed people objectives
  • Consult with supervisors in preparing documentation such as; IDP’s, PIP’s and/or Corrective Action
  • Ensure that programs are carried out in accordance with Company policies and procedures
  • Partner with Talent Manager to assist with recruitment efforts for all levels of positions, working closely with hiring managers
  • Partner with department leaders to deliver business required programs
  • Prepare termination and severance letters, assist managers with delivery
  • Implement HR initiatives to drive continuous improvement processes
  • Train and provide support to employees and HR team members

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Champion assigned HR Projects
  • Assist and/or performs in any and all areas as assigned
  • May work any and all shifts/days as required
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned
  • Some travel required

Education and Formal Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or a combination of a minimum of 3 years of proven experience as an HR Generalist or relevant human resources role
  • PHR or SPHR required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • General knowledge in foundational HR competencies and best practices
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions
  • Proven ability to act independently, exercise judgment and influence people to take appropriate actions
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all HR information and data
  • Self-starter; able to work independently and manage an unpredictable workload
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organization skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical ability
  • Knowledge of human resources processes and best practices
  • Strong ability in using MS Office (MS Excel and MS PowerPoint)
  • Experience recruiting with an Applicant Tracking System, hiring practices and onboarding
  • Experience supporting an hourly employee population in a manufacturing or warehouse/distribution environment preferred
  • Experience with HR databases and HRIS systems
  • Experience with employment law including FMLA, FLSA, ADA and applicable CO state law
  • Strong proficiency in MS office software including Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word
  • Exhibits strong attention to detail and organization skills
  • Exhibits excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Bilingual, English and Spanish speaking highly preferred

Intellectual Demands:

  • Must be approachable and responsive to a variety of people and issues – Exhibits strong interpersonal skills
  • Must understand vague and implicit instructions, and react favorably in all work situations
  • Must be able to work with a diverse variety of people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Exhibits effective cooperation and communication skills to effectively work within a team environment
  • Effectively gives and receives feedback; willingly asks questions and seeks direction, as needed
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion.
  • Must be able to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure

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