HR Specialist
Job Type
Full-time
Description

  

We are looking for an HR Specialist to join our team of HR professionals in a growing, dynamic organization. If you enjoy being a strategic partner in an organization where your input matters and your work is appreciated, please contact us. 


KEY ASPECTS INCLUDE

· Competitive salary and outstanding benefits.

· Flextime and remote work options.

· Working with a collaborative, experienced, and supportive HR team.

· Joining a 300+ community of dedicated employees.

· Being employed by a well-respected strong, and long-standing organization.

· Opportunities to learn and grow.

· Corporate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & REPRESENTATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES 

Planning & Strategy

  • Work with the HR Manager and team to support the Avesta mission, values, and identified objectives.
  • Use data to inform workforce planning and strategies, including employee surveys and interviews. 

Recruitment, Hiring, Onboarding, and Offboarding

  • Identify effective recruiting strategies, screen candidates, conduct and coordinate interviews, perform background checks, and complete required documentation.
  • Assist employees through hiring and onboarding, including benefits enrollment.
  • Implement strategies and methods that result in recruiting and retaining employees of all backgrounds.
  • Provide offboarding information and support.                                                                                                                                                

Compliance and Administration 

  • Comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws, and internal HR policies and procedures.
  • With HR Manager guidance, administer policies related to employee rights and benefits such as Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disability Act (ADA), Unemployment Insurance (UI), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Workers’ Compensation, Disability, and workplace safety and health.
  • Assist in coordination and administration of comprehensive compensation program.
  • Coordinate performance evaluations including monitoring completion and maintaining documentation.
  • Assist in updating job descriptions, HR policies, and the Employee Handbook.

Employee Relations and Supervisory Support

  • Assist employees with complaints and concerns. Be a trusted resource. 
  • Respond to employee questions regarding wages, time off, benefits, rights, and insurances.
  • Assist supervisors to resolve issues, improve performance, conduct performance evaluations, improve retention, and build positive employee and interdepartmental relations.
  • Provide guidance, coordinate, and participate in activities related to disciplinary action.

Culture, Team, and Safety

  • Be a role model for, and foster an environment in which, employees feel respected, supported, and safe.
  • Encourage the expansion of ideas, perspectives, and understanding that comes from a diverse community.
  • Partner and collaborate with individuals and teams to solve problems.
  • Participate in special projects and other duties that further the mission and culture of Avesta. 
  • Communicate with the HR Manager all reports or instances where employee health or safety is at risk, including all reported instances of harassment or bullying. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

· Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

· Experience with HR software and Microsoft Office.

· Knowledge of HR practices and experience in recruiting, onboarding, and employee relations.


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