Human Resources Generalist

Etna Shared Services | Grand Rapids, MI

Posted Date 4/18/2018

Do you love working in a fast paced environment? Are you a dynamic HR professional who enjoys challenges? Do you have at least 8 years of Generalist experience? If yes, and you this is the opportunity for you!

Due to continuous growth we are currently seeking a Corporate Human Resources Generalist for our office in Grand Rapids, MI. The Corporate HR team supports all divisions and locations in the Etna Family of Companies. Please read the attached job description to learn more about the responsibilities and candidate requirements for this exciting opportunity. Etna offers excellent compensation and benefits - including bonuses!


Job Summary:

Coordination and performance of smooth, efficient, and accurate daily HR tasks and activities to maintain and improve associate morale, keep the Company profitable and legally compliant, and positively promote the Company within the community.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

These include the following and others may be assigned.

  • Be friendly to every external and internal customer/potential customer you come in contact with and assist them to the best of your ability or politely put them in contact with the correct person who can.
  • Administer, explain, and enforce company policies and procedures and assist with policy, procedure, and SOP creation and updates.
  • Serve as a liaison between employees and management.
  • Coordinate and perform accurate and efficient daily HR tasks and activities.
  • Recruiting: Ensure open positions are filled with high quality candidates by coordinating job postings and the job bid process, interviewing candidates, running background checks and assessments, making job offers to applicants, attending recruiting events, paying recruiting invoices and finding new recruiting sources.
  • Benefits: Responsible for benefits administration, including but not limited to monitoring benefits eligibility, assisting employees with benefit issues and enrollments, coordinating benefits communication, promoting the Company’s excellent benefits offerings, paying benefits invoices, collecting benefit premiums from employees on leave of absence, and assisting with maintenance of benefit documents and reporting.
  • Training:  Responsible for training administration and assisting with the continuous development of associates to ensure high customer and employee satisfaction and benefit to the Company’s bottom line. Duties include but are not limited to administering the LMS, coordinating training registration and monitoring training completion, making training plans and implementing training opportunities, monitoring ASA endowment usage, and paying training invoices.
  • Safety and Workers Compensation:  Administer the Company safety and risk management programs, including but not limited to managing workers compensation claims, maintaining OSHA logs, overseeing safety committees, administering safety training, maintain consortium and administer DOT random testing, and ensuring compliance with OSHA and legal requirements.
  • New Hires and Orientation:  Participate in new hire orientation and conduct onboarding interviews to ensure the successful onboarding of new associates.
  • Time and Attendance: Oversee daily time and attendance activities, administer FMLA and leaves of absence, and ensure ADP/Attendance Counts data integrity.
  • Payroll:  Assist with oversight of daily payroll activity, serve as back up for payroll processing, and run and create related reports.
  • Performance Reviews:  Coordinate the performance review process.
  • Events and Recognition:  Administer and coordinate all recognition and rewards programs, participate on the Fun Committee, promote spot awards and recognition, and lead charity events.
  • Discipline and Termination:  Assist with exit interviews and investigations as needed.
  • Administration: Perform and assist with administrative activities as needed.
  • Keep up-to-date on industry trends and employment laws.
  • Create, share, and implement ideas for continuous improvement and cost savings.
  • Attend and participate in meetings as required.
  • Special projects.
  • Regular and predictable attendance.
  • Work safely.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of Human Resource concepts and federal, state, and local employment laws.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and ethics.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks, priorities, and deadlines and easily adapt to changing situations in a fast-paced environment.
  • Effective interpersonal, communication, customer service, judgment, adaptability, organization, prioritization, negotiation, stress management, accuracy, presentation, delegation, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of associates and present information in an easy to understand manner.
  • Maintain professional image as a representative of the company.
  • Ability to travel occasionally.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents, such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide, with or without a calculator.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, ADP, and other HR-related systems.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment.


Certifications and/or Licenses:

  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
  • HRCI or SHRM certification preferred


Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; or
  • Five years of HR Generalist experience; or
  • Equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Experience in a multi-location, multi-state environment highly desired.


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • Frequently required to sit; talk and hear; and use fingers.
  • Regularly required to walk and stand; reach, grasp, and handle.
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Must be able to fulfill the essential job functions in a consistent state of alertness and a safe manner.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include clear vision at 20 inches or less and 20 feet or more and color vision.
  • Work performed primarily inside.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Pass substance abuse screening.
Human Resources
Job Type
Full time

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