HR Generalist

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Role Title:
HR Generalist
Hanover, PA
Job Advert Description

The HR Generalist will provide support to the designated business areas by assisting Operational Leaders in the planning and delivery of people management processes across all shifts. They will provide expert and commercially sound advice and guidance on lifecycle events, specifically supporting employee relations activity where required.  Support engagement activities across the business area.  Train, coach and support the development of line managers’ capability through creative and collaborative learning and development opportunities.  Oversee the performance management programs for all pay groups.  General support for administrative functions within the department as needed such as recruitment, unemployment, and communications. Support a continuous improvement culture driven by integrity.


  • Provide knowledgeable and balanced guidance and advice to leaders and employees on HR policies and procedures.  Ensure practices are in line with Company policy and legislation, balance risk, and adhere to best practices at all times.
  • Establish key relationships and work with line managers to ensure effective management of employee lifecycle events; coaching and influencing where required and working to raise line manager capability in managing these events. Escalate situations as appropriate as well as capability themes to the local HR Leadership.
  • Partner with the Learning & Development and Operational Training Teams to help identify, design, develop and/or deliver appropriate non-functional training opportunities.  Advise the L&D and Operational Team of any identified gaps in talent/skill/capability for which training may be required.
  • Responsible for supporting transactional level activities. Provide day to day support to the Operation on disciplinary, speak up and general employee relations matters utilizing the broader HR team as needed. Take responsibility for all necessary documentation and administrative follow up for ER caseload.
  • Work with legal counsel and external advisors in obtaining advice when appropriate or as directed.
  • Work with Line managers to pro-actively mitigate unemployment claims, work with outside agency to ensure all current claims are responded to and brought to successful conclusion.  Appeal claims that are approved based on invalid or incorrect information.  As Custodian of Records, prepare for and attend relevant UC hearings, ensuring proper witness attendance and documentation is prepared and reviewed by all witnesses in advance.
  • Pro-actively offer guidance to line managers in controlling employee absence. Work with the Benefits Team to collate and channel any appropriate medical administration consistent with HIPAA. Escalate any complicated situations to the Sr. Director of HR to seek an appropriate resolution.
  • Act as a brand ambassador at all times.
  • Actively seek feedback from business areas on all aspects of HR in order to feed into process improvement and engagement.


  • 3+ years’ experience working in an HR Generalist capacity
  • Management of people related impacts during organizational change
  • Stakeholder management
  • Best practice in HR processes and procedures and all existing policies and associated administration
  • Current and forthcoming legislation (employment and others) impacting on areas of activity
  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR, Business Administration or related area preferred
  • PHR   or SHRM-CP certification preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of all Federal, State and Local employment law is required
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio)
  • HRIS systems (payroll, lifecycle, position management, ATS, etc.) helpful


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