HR Generalist, Riverence Holdings LLC


What it’s really like to work here...

At Riverence, we do things differently. We work together as a team, like a close-knit family, to achieve innovation, initiative, and encouragement in the workplace. We are on the mission to raise the standards of aquaculture, redefine what it means to be a responsible fishery and become the leading provider of truly sustainable seafood. Riverence consists of facilities located primarily in the Magic Valley of ID that range from 14 different fish farms, a research and development facility, a processing plant, and 4 brood facilities that are located in WA and rural ID.

We offer excellent comprehensive benefits to our employees to ensure their health which include medical, dental, vision, 401K with company match, life insurance, short term & long-term disability plans and more!

If you are ready to put in hard work as a valued member of our team, while making a positive difference in our environment, Riverence is the fit for you!

Reports To: Safety/HR Manager

Status: Exempt


Under minimal supervision, the HR Generalist is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in a designated business unit. The position formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the business objectives of the unit and organization. The HR Generalist II maintains an effective level of business literacy about the business unit in order to effectively manage staffing, employee relations, training, interpretation of policies and procedures and knowledge of legal requirements.? 


Essential Functions? ? 

  • Manages and resolves employee relations issues with minimal oversight. Conducts effective, thorough, and objective investigations maintaining appropriate documentation.? 
  • Consults with management and influences decision making with HR guidance.? 
  • Analyzes trends and metrics to develop solutions, programs and policies. Develops processes, procedures and HR documents and influences others to utilize them.? 
  • Manages new-hire orientations and paperwork, benefits enrollment, and other training as assigned.?? 
  • Recruits and retains employees in assigned business unit, using influence to improve metrics.? 
  • Acquires and maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.   
  • Provides performance management guidance (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, etc.) and creates associated documentation of processes.? 
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention, creating and tracking against and improving KPI’s.? 
  • Processes and administers leave-of-absence requests and disability paperwork: medical, personal, disability and FMLA.?? 
  • Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation for assigned business unit.? 
  • Assists the creation of department documents and carries out various human resource programs and procedures for all company employees.?? 
  • Manages recruitment efforts for exempt and nonexempt personnel; maintains applicant data tracking system and works to improve efforts through KPI’s.? 
  • Assists in developing evaluations and monitoring of training programs to ensure success. 
  • Follows up to ensure training objectives are met and tracks training KPI’s.? 
  • Manages employee relations and investigations for assigned areas.???? 
  • Continual attainment of knowledge related to day-to-day management of employees in order to reduce legal risks and ensure regulatory compliance.?? 
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times. Assure confidential information is secure at all times.
  • Maintain employee records and files as needed including digital files.
  • Operate HRIS including reviewing timecards and adjusting information
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.??


Supervisory Responsibility?

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department.? 


Work Environment?

The employee regularly works in an office setting, but also travels to farms and processing plants where PPE (personal protective equipment) is required.?? 


Physical Demands?

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.? 

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.?
  • Repetitive fine hand movement (such as typing) 
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds at a time.?? 


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work?

This is a full-time position. Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.? 



Local travel to various worksites is required.?? 


Required Education and Experience?

  • Extensive knowledge of employee relations and applicable laws.? 
  • A bachelor's degree in human resource management and 3-5 years of experience in human resources, or any similar combination of education and experience.?? 
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, employee relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws.? 

Preferred Education and Experience? 

  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)?or Professional Human Resources (PHR) Preferred.? 
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish) Preferred.? 

Additional Eligibility Qualifications?

None required for this position.? 


Other Duties? 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.??