HR Generalist

Posted: 1/9/2020

Property: Carter Haston Corporate Office - Atlanta, GA

Position Type: Corporate Office

Reports to: Human Resources Manager.

Service Objectives: The position is focused with supporting Human Resources Manager functions to include but not limited to all programs, policies, practices, administration and other assignments as directed by Human Resources Manager. This position will be primarily responsible for processing payroll and secondarily other HR related tasks.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Process and sort incoming and outgoing mail and packages for the department
  • Process biweekly multiple state payroll for approximately 500 employees
  • Assist with the preparation and set up for new hire onboarding
  • Maintain Human Resources Information System (HRIS) knowledge and functionality; conduct data entry pertaining to employee records, performance, and personnel information. May assist in implementation of product enhancements.
  • Record data for each employee, including such information as addresses, weekly earnings, absences, supervisory reports on HR related items, and information around employee life cycle, to include but not limited to new hire onboarding, performance, disciplinary and termination processes.
  • Examine employee files for accuracy.
  • Compile and prepare reports and documents pertaining to personnel activities.
  • Search employee files to obtain information for authorized persons and organizations, such as credit bureaus and finance companies.
  • Assist in distributions and communication of all Open Enrollment materials.
  • Assist in employee compensation and benefits as well as other software performance analysis.
  • Management of employment Law Posters subscriptions for all locations (multi-state).
  • All administrative support for HR Docs:
    • Benefits Information.
    • Assure all the HR documents have a uniform and professional appearance.
    • Important to remain up to date with HR activities/changes to ensure associates have current/correct information.
  • Assist HR Manager with identifying improvements to processes and escalating any issues of a questionable nature for further discussion to ensure Company-wide practices remain consistent.
  • Completes other duties as assigned by the HR Manager.


Other Key Characteristics:

  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.
  • Maintains confidentiality of payroll data and information.
  • Effective Communicator.
  • Dedicated to excellent customer service.
  • Must be able to prioritize and plan work activities as to use time efficiently.
  • Possess understanding of Company personnel policies, benefits, and procedure to effectively communicate same to employees and applicants as necessary.


Preferred Experience:

  • HR administrative assistance experience
  • Excellent organizational skills, with an ability to prioritize important projects.
  • Strong phone, email and in person communication skills
  • BS in Human Resources or relevant field preferred.
  • Exposure to Benefits (open enrollment)
  • Kronos Knowledge preferred


Required Experience:

  • 3-5 years of payroll cycle experience
  • Computer expertise (Microsoft Office applications)
  • Thorough knowledge of federal and multiple state labor laws
  • Excellent organizational skills, with an ability to prioritize important projects.
  • High School Diploma/Equivalent


Physical Activity Level:

  • Light physical effort lift/carry up to (10lbs.) Frequent standing/walking. Occasionally lifts supplies/equipment. Manual dexterity and mobility. Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, etc.
  • Must be able to tolerate sitting and working at a desk for 8 hours per day.
  • Manual dexterity enough to reach and handle items, work with fingers, and perceive attributes of objects and material.


Work Schedule: Regular- approximately 40 hours per week.

Travel: Minimal overnight travel (0-10%) by land and/or air.


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