Human Resources Generalist

  • location: Salem, VA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $40,000 - $48,000 per year
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Human Resources Generalist

Randstad is in search of a qualified and resourceful HR Generalist to support our clients HR department in ensuring smooth and efficient business operations. The HR Generalist will have both administrative and strategic responsibilities, helping our client to plan and administer important functions, such as staffing, training and development, and compensation and benefits.

Prepare paperwork, schedule, and facilitate smooth new hire onboarding process, coordinating with cross-functional departments to deliver an exceptional first-day experience
Handle all administrative tasks for onboarding, new hire orientation, and exit interviews, including entering data into HR information systems and auditing for accuracy and compliance
Provide an effective and dedicated HR advisory service to employees in relation to absence and health issues, conduct and capability, grievance matters, organizational change, and all other employee-relations matters
Develops and posts job openings to electronic recruitment site and other sites as appropriate
Sources candidates through development of partnerships with accredited technical schools, colleges, and universities, professional organizations, online resources and other tools
Receives/reviews resumes and applications for minimum qualifications
Schedules and conducts phone screens for qualified applicants
Sends qualified applicants to hiring manager for review
Schedules interviews for hiring manager and other interviewees
Be the primary backup for payroll processing, including; bi-weekly and semi-monthly updates to employee files, bonus/incentive pay, tracking vacation/sick pay, importing expense reimbursements, inputting exceptions, hourly employee validations, and benefit changes
Assist in the communication, interpretation, and upkeep of employee handbook, employee directory, and organizational chart, and contributes to the development of policies

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Bachelor's degree in HR, business, or a related field
Additional HR training or experience is a plus
Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, ethics, and cultural awareness
Resourceful, problem-solving aptitude and thorough knowledge of HR procedures and policies
Advanced knowledge of MS Office, HRIS systems, and comfortable learning new technical systems as needed



Proven experience working in an HR department
Natural interpersonal and communication skills
Strong detail-oriented and resourceful mindset
Knowledge of PeopleSoft a plus
Knowledge of HR federal laws and regulations

If you meet the minimum skills and qualifications for this position, please submit an updated resume as well as apply to this posting. Send all resumes to for consideration.

Randstad is a world leader in matching great people with great companies. Our experienced agents will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temporary-to-permanent or permanent opportunities, no one works harder for you than Randstad. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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