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HR Generalist in Washington, DC at Staffing Now

Date Posted: 1/23/2020

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Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing the full life cycle recruitment process for all staff, from research and sourcing through the offer and acceptance, with both active and passive candidates.
  • Responsible for managing the logistics of candidate assessment, candidate presentation and scheduling interviews with an emphasis on identifying staff to meet the needs of students. Also responsible for conducting, assessing and monitoring all required background screening protocols, as indicated by licensing requirements, for each chosen candidate.
  • Recommends employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation and related measurements of success. Trains staff on proper coaching techniques and ensures proper documentation of employee relations issues. Advises managers and supervisors about the organization's progressive discipline system and ensures adherence to the same. Proactively address all employee relations issues and performance matters with utmost discretion and confidentiality.
  • Provides effective and appropriate HR guidance and recommendations to staff for problem resolution regarding policy interpretation and performance management.
  • Conducts investigations of internal complaints and concerns, including allegations associated with violations of company policies, code of conduct, working conditions, disciplinary actions, and employee and applicant grievances.
  • Creates, edits and coordinates engaging employee communications to include social media communication, blogs, newsletters and other intranet content.
  • Maintains and evaluates established metrics and provides recommendations for positively impacting workforce planning.
  • Conducts exit and retention interviews and provides analysis of findings.
  • Makes recommendations to amend policies practices and procedures where current and pending legal regulations may impact policy or organization.
  • Prepares and presents required and special reports.
  • Participates in or serves as representative to various internal and external committees or panels as requested.
  • Responds to and/or appears at various government/legal hearings as directed to include preparing input for AAP, EEO-1 and Vets -100 and other government filings as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or as may be necessary.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Minimum 3 years HR experience which includes demonstrated successful recruitment of professional staff.
  • Working in an HR environment in employee relations or mediating grievances/disputes.
  • Knowledge of federal and state employment/labor laws and the ability to understand and apply federal, state, local changes and/or new regulations/laws pertaining to human resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to work proactively and collaboratively within a team setting to accomplish business objectives.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication proficiency with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective, positive working relationships across all levels of staff and leadership.
  • Proficient in the use of HRIS and MS Office Suite applications.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and follow through on assignments.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous HR work in educational setting, specialized training in employee relations, employment law, organizational planning, organization development, or labor relations.
  • HR certified; membership in professional HR accredited association (SHRM).
  • Bilingual or ASL ability.
  • Experience working in an educational/school environment.
  • Previous experience in a federal contracting environment.
  • Experience with EEO-1 and VETS-100 reporting a plus.