HR Generalist

  • Human Resources
  • Pembroke Park, United States

HR Generalist

Job description

Position Overview
The Human Resources Generalist (HRG) is responsible for maintaining and enhancing Feeding South Florida’s (FSF) talent pool by recruiting qualified candidates and helping retain team members by supporting a high-performance culture focused on service and accountability. The HRG liaises between FSF’s PEO and FSF’s team members, assisting with benefits enrollment, payroll, and forms as necessary. The ideal candidate understands this is a tactical role, is committed to process improvement and isn’t afraid to roll up his/her sleeves to file, enter data, and do what’s necessary to get the job done. FSF’s HRG should have a strong moral compass and understand that discretion is of paramount importance to this role.

Your Responsibilities

File Management + Benefits

  • Consistently manage and refresh team member files to ensure they’re standardized, up-to-date, include annual reviews and other required forms. Include past and current records to ensure files comply with document retention policies.
  • Maintains employee benefits programs and inform employees of benefits by studying and assessing benefit needs and trends; recommend benefit programs to the Executive Team.
  • Process employee benefits paperwork and/or coordinate an appointment for employees to meet with Benefit Advisors.
  • Process payroll in a timely manner, ensuring all managers have approved time off and PTO is used properly by team members.

Compliance + Risk Management

  • Ensure FSF is in legal compliance and follows all federal and state labor laws, as they relate to wages, EEOC, OSHA, confidentiality, sensitive information, etc.
  • Foster a culture of safety. Develop and implement risk management best practices, working to ensure that team members can identify and mitigate risk, reducing overall number of annual incidents. Develop incentive programs to reduce accidents and promote safety.
  • Maintain all worker compensation claims and ensure that they are handled correctly by having all documents filled out that is needed for the carrier and medical center. Keep track of their work status by updating the employee and manager.

Talent Recruitment

  • Assist with recruitment and screening qualified candidates for available positions; oversee the scheduling of interviews with the hiring manager, complete background checks, reference checks and drug screenings.
  • Completion of onboarding paperwork; manage the orientation and onboarding process; ensuring policies, procedures and the FSF culture is discussed.
  • Post job opportunities to appropriate outlets, attend job fairs, network among local peer groups and within the Feeding America Network.

Talent Development

  • With the guidance of the Director of Talent and Human Resources and department heads, help design employee retention and growth programs to include professional development, incentives, and opportunities for growth.
  • Recommending human resource policies and procedures.

Talent Training + Retention

  • Advise hiring managers on personnel policies to ensure appropriate action is taken as they relate to interviewing, hiring, training, coaching, disciplining, and documenting team member counseling sessions.


  • Organize team member activities such as lunches, holiday meetings, monthly meetings, and recommend recognition programs to the Executive Team.
  • Ensure birthdays and anniversaries are prepared for each monthly staff meeting.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; review professional publications; establishing personal networks in professional societies.
  • Espouse and live FSF’s mission and values consistently to employees.
  • Assist the Executive Team as necessary.

Job requirements

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or another relevant field.
  • Minimum four years’ work experience in the HR field is required.
  • Experience in benefits administration, compensation programs, risk management, talent onboarding and Florida employment laws and practices.
  • Must be computer literate and demonstrate strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Payroll Systems.
  • Impeccable discretion and judgment with a high level of personal integrity and the ability to ensure highly confidential information remains as such.
  • Self-starter who feels comfortable taking the initiative but also knows when to ask questions.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to coach.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with a diversified group of people.
  • Capable of maintaining composure while working under pressure, in a fast-paced environment, with multiple deadlines and assignments, all while completing tasks in a timely and professional manner.
  • Must maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License and access to an insured personal vehicle.
  • Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish).