Position Description

HR Generalist
Location Madison
Job Category Human Resources
# of openings 1
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The Human Resources (HR) Generalist is a hands-on role that provides full-cycle HR support by performing a wide variety of complex, sensitive, and confidential functions. This role carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas:  benefits, employee relations, Human Resources Information System (HRIS), leave administration, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment/employment, and employment law compliance.


  • Performs various HR functions and procedures for all Company personnel; recommends new approaches and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of the department and services performed.
  • Maintains HRIS records for HR-related transactions, e.g., position management, and oversees or assists with testing and/or implementation of new applications, functions, and processes.
  • Coordinates with Payroll to proactively ensure accurate and appropriate processing of various HR actions, e.g., mass wage changes, pay group transfers, and benefit status updates.
  • Serves as the primary contact for reports and data requests needed by HR and other departments; develops, organizes, analyzes, and summarizes information based on requests.
  • Oversight and administration of Company’s random drug testing program for DOT covered employees.
  • Talent acquisition support including pre-employment screens and new hire onboarding.
  • Performance management support including administration of union performance appraisals and union progressions.
  • Training and development support, e.g., LMS administration.
  • Provide back-up support to benefits administration, compensation analysis, and leave administration.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in HR management or business-related field or equivalent experience.
  • Experience working in the areas of benefits, talent acquisition, payroll, and compensation preferred.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Familiar with or the ability to learn HRIS and timekeeping systems.
  • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented, accurate, and timely.
  • Strong focus on providing superior customer service.
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and professional discretion.
  • Possess the ability to confidently work with a diverse group of employees across the Company.
  • Proficient communicator, inclusive of good writing skills.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and math skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize workflow, and take initiative.
  • Familiar with or ability to understand payroll practices, benefit programs, FMLA, HIPAA, Wisconsin Workers' Compensation rules and regulations, and union labor agreements.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a willing, inclusive, and effective team player.

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