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HR Generalist II - Contractor

Location: Tempe, AZ
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Employment Type: Contractor-Agency Worker
ID: 5574
# of Openings: 1


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HR Generalist II - Contractor 



With limited supervision and significant latitude for independent judgment and discretion, this position provides support in a variety of areas in human resources, including recruitment & employment, employee relations, HRIS, compensation, performance management, benefits, training, AA/EEO, compliance, and special projects.  Assists in the development and implementation of HR policies and procedures.  Prepares reports in conformance with legal requirements or organizational needs. 


  • Partners with HR colleagues and WageWorks’ leaders to ensure consistency in the application of company policies, procedures and practices.  Ensures that the company complies with applicable employment laws.
  • With a proactive approach and acting as a company advocate for best practices, provides support, counsel and direction to managers on moderate to complex employee relations issues as well as policy/procedure clarification. Investigates and responds to employee issues to ensure a resolution.  Prepares documentation and reports on investigative activities.
  • Escalates certain complex employee relations issues, investigations or issues to a Sr. HR Generalist or leader within the HR organization.
  • Takes ownership of employee or departmental issues, and collaborating with internal business partners, researches to determine root cause analysis and communicates feedback to stakeholders.  Offers recommendations for improvement or issue resolution.
  • May coordinate the completion and timely processing of employee paperwork for new hires, including initiating payroll paperwork and obtaining managerial approval for authorization.  In addition, processes employee change action requests (ECARS), and termination paperwork utilizing standard Company forms and Human Resources information systems.
  • Participates in the design and implementation of programs that build employee engagement and retention.
  • Participates in the design, implementation and administration of compensation programs, policies and procedures that will attract, retain and reward high performing employees. 
  • Conducts research, analyzes data and prepares reports as needed to support human resources initiatives and federal, state or local legally mandated reporting requirements.
  • Maintains employee records in a manner that is compliant with regulatory bodies as well as consistent with organizational standards. This includes maintaining employee personnel files and/or I-9 files. At times, incumbents may work with the Benefits Manager to process benefits related or leave related paperwork.
  • Conducts special projects as requested or apparent. Projects may be of a moderately complex nature and entail some knowledge and understanding of a particular area within the Human Resources arena.
  • Maintains an awareness and currency of Human Resources principles, practices and the related regulatory environment. This may involve attending training sessions or meetings in which information is imparted and discussed. This may also entail participation with and maintenance of memberships with professional work groups and attending trainings, seminars, and other business-related conferences.


  • Excellent communication, listening and interpersonal skill are key.  The ability to build trust, maximize relationships, and interact with all levels, from hourly employees to senior management, are essential.
  • Requires strong data gathering and analysis skills, utilizing reports, spreadsheets, web-based applications, and other software tools. 
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze situations, make an accurate assessment, and resolve simple to complex issues is essential.  The ability to recognize opportunities and assess risks before they become trends is necessary.
  • Very strong planning, prioritization, organizational and time management skills, orientation to detail and a high commitment to customer satisfaction are required.  The ability to multi-task and handle competing priorities with deadlines are required.
  • The ability to provide information/direction, effectively express ideas, advice and solutions both verbally and in writing is required.
  • Advanced knowledge of HR/personnel practices and principles is required, as is knowledge of applicable labor, pay, benefits, and health and safety laws.
  • The ability to handle and maintain a high level of confidentiality and common sense regarding sensitive employee information is essential.
  • Experience in a start-up environment is highly desired, but not required. In addition, the ability to work independently and seek out answers and resources is required.


Knowledge of employment law and Human Resources Management, as normally obtained through the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree and extensive formal human resources related training, is required to perform the essential functions as previously listed.  Prefer a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in human resources management, organizational development or related field.  A certification in human resources administration is desirable although not required.


Tempe, AZ

Build Your Career at WageWorks!

WageWorks enables millions of people to save money on critical expenses like healthcare, dependent care, and commuting, through Consumer-Directed Benefits, such as Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) and Commuter Benefits. WageWorks is a leader in the industry serving more than 6.5 million people for over 100,000 employers, including 63% of the Fortune 500 and numerous public sector clients. 

WageWorks believes that our success is achieved by its People. Values describe how we work together to achieve our success. It is our employees that drive results through living our Company Values. Every employee at WageWorks is expected to uphold and demonstrate the six Company Values listed below as an additional component of the job description and as a standard of individual performance.

Customer-Centric: Our Customer comes first. We aim to serve our Clients and their employees, our brokers and partners, as well as our internal customers.

Caring: People are at the heart of our company. We care about people: our Clients, our Clients’ employees and their families, our partners, and local communities, and our fellow employees at WageWorks.

Passionate: We love what we do and are passionate about delivering Consumer-Directed Benefits that save people money and enrich their lives.

Accountable: We are dedicated to making our team and the company succeed, and we are open, honest, ethical and conscientious, as we deliver on our commitments.

Leading: Our actions inspire new ideas and drive change each and every day.

Respectful: We value the diversity of our people, treat them with dignity and respect, encourage their development and reward their performance.

Why Work for WageWorks?

If you're looking for a career that provides plenty of growth opportunities, responsibility, and interesting challenges to tackle, you will find it here.

If you want to join a fast-moving, high-growth, exciting company that's a market leader, you’re looking in the right place.

But mostly, if you want to help people live happier, healthier, and more productive lives, then you’ll want to work for WageWorks.


WageWorks provides equal employment opportunity without regard to pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, mental or physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), medical condition, veteran or military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

Employment will require successful completion of a background check.

Equal Opportunity for Disabled Veterans, Recently Separated Veterans, Other Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans.

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