HR Generalist

Life Sciences | Nottingham | England | Full-Time

Primary Purpose

Under the general supervision of the Director of Human Resources, the Human Resources Generalist Provides overall support in the functional areas of Human Resources including but not limited to recruitment and staffing, compensation and benefits, training and development, employee relations, performance management, health/safety and facilities administration, and legal compliance. The role serves as a subject area expert for two or more Human Resources functional areas providing systems development, day-to-day management and guidance, and continuous improvement.

The Human Resources Generalist serves as a liaison between employees and management in an effort to improve communications, understanding and application of Life Science policies and required regulations.  The role provides support to business and Human Resources initiatives and may serve as Site Manager for their office location.

The Human Resources Generalist completes new hire on-boarding and orientation; actively participates in the Activities, Wellness and Safety/Health Committees; and assists with Life Sciences sponsored events, and other employee related activities.  The role provides administrative support to the department and actively participates in meetings to discuss open and emerging business issues and make recommendations for improvements.  The position completes special projects and coordinates with others as required in the course of the work.

  Essential Functions

  • Performs Human Resources Generalist tasks with the understanding and practical application of employment laws, regulations and guidelines.
  • Provides general knowledge, response, and administrative support for all Human Resources functional areas including but not limited to recruitment and staffing, compensation and benefits, training and development, employee relations, performance management, health/safety and facilities administration, and legal compliance.
  • Serves as subject area expert for two or more Human Resources functional areas providing systems development, day-to-day management and guidance, and continuous improvement.
  • Conducts new employee on-boarding and orientation.
  • Fields employee requests and questions, follows up with prompt and courteous responses, and completes documentation as required.
  • Serves as key point of contact for facility-related issues to promptly address any problems related to usage, safety and security.
  • Serves as safety/health and wellness representative for office location and assists with the administrative support for other offices as needed.
  • Assist with the preparation, filing and maintenance of required reports and logs (such as EEO-1, I-9, benefits censuses, applicant flow, organizational charts, and employee rosters).
  • Coordinates with Human Resources team members from other divisions as required in the course of business.
  • Coordinates or facilitates group or team projects.
  • Assists in the development, maintenance and improvement of the Life Sciences human resources programs to provide support to employees, achieve company objectives, and meet legal requirements.
  • Ensures all HR related duties are completed in an efficient, accurate, and timely manner. Provides follow up regarding status of items as needed.
  • Ensures confidentiality of information.
  • Maintains and ensures the reliability of key operating data and databases.
  • Maintains employee and HR related records as required by policy and legal guidelines.
  • Composes or generates a variety of materials (e.g. reports, memos, letters, manuals, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, training, providing written reference and/or conveying information regarding the status of projects, etc.
  • Actively participates in meetings and may engage with all levels of the organization.

Additional Duties

  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Equipment

  • Uses standard office equipment such as personal computer, scanner, copier, fax machine, telephone/headset.

 Work Schedules

  • Twelve months per year, standard work schedule as needed to successfully meet individual and department goals and objectives, and meet employee and client needs, including a reasonable amount of additional hours as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of labor, payroll and related laws, regulations and guidelines, and their administration and applicability to company operations.
  • Ability to communicate with, train and lead others in understanding of procedures, policies, and legal/regulatory requirements.
  • Strong organizational skills in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate competing work demands, and maintain composure under pressure.
  • Fluent communication skills of written and verbal English
  • Ability to report work orally and in writing as required.
  • Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, CAT Tools, Office 365/Skype, CRM/AURORA/other production software).
  • A team player who can collaborate effectively with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in relation to performance of work responsibilities, working with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding company financial and other information.
  • Ability to resolve customer service issues in a professional and efficient manner.
  • Quality focus and detail oriented.

 Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards

  • Works in standard office building environments.

See the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Job Duties for this position.

Qualification Profile

Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management or related business or Social/Applied Sciences degree with concentration in Human Resource Management.
  • Human Resources administration or general experience minimum of three years.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Human Resources functional area, minimum one year.
  • Demonstrated successful customer service experience, minimum of four years.
  • Completion of Human Resources Certification program strongly preferred.
  • Human Resources Certification (PHR/SPHR, SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) a plus.

Applications

Please apply via our applicant tracking system.