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Human Resources Generalist

Napa, CA 94558

Post Date: 04/17/2018 Industry: Winery Pay Rate: DOE

Human Resources Generalist

Job Summary:
Performs the Human Resources department essential generalist functions (tasks/projects/assignments) in the areas of Employment, Benefits, LOA Programs, HRIS, Communications, Employee Relations, Training, Organizational Development, Workers Compensation, and General Administration.

Essential Functions:
The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Employee Relations
•  Partner with Managers and provide guidance and recommendations for resolution.
•  Involved with employee relations issues including conflict resolution and workplace investigations (discrimination and harassment cases)

Recruitment (Employee Life Cycle):
•  Manage hourly and salaried open positions
•  Oversee New Hire Orientation program and enhancements
•  Provide termination communications and processing

Benefits Administration
•  Provide the highest level of customer service for all employees, benefit vendors, etc.
•  Conduct New Hire Benefits Orientation
•  Support the annual Benefits Open Enrollment process
•  Provide timely benefit claims resolutions
•  Develop and maintain positive benefit vendor relations
•  Communications: Support the HR department with newsletters, portal, etc.

Leave of Absence (LOA) Management
•  Manage LOA cases by coaching employees and supervisors with effective and timely customer service

Wellness Program:
•  Actively participate in the Wellness program and member of Committee
•  Lead events by providing marketing materials, employee communications, tracking participation and distribute incentive rewards
•  Liaise with Wellness vendor when necessary

HRIS Management:
•  Active participation and support in HR/IT projects and implementations
•  Prepare reports, analyze data and provide trends
•  Assist with completing salary surveys

•  Assist with the design and delivery of training programs
•  Schedule training and development courses

Organizational Development:
•  Assist with the design and development of the organization
•  Participate in the creation and implementation for organization improvement initiatives

Workers Compensation Administration:
•  Manage the administration of claims efficiently (investigates and evaluates in partnership with thirty party vendor)
•  Manage the return to work program
•  Manage the coordination of medical appointments, etc.
•  Provide timely communications with respective Managers and team members, etc.
•  Prepares required claims reports and analysis
•  Provide administrative support in tracking all LOA (spreadsheets, SAP/HR, etc.)

General Administrative Tasks:
•  Create and manage all the personnel files (Gateway)
•  Assist with translations / mailings, etc.
•  Support for timely and accurate data entry and maintenance of HRIS; new hires, rehires, status changes, wage changes, benefits and terminations.
•  Partners closely with Payroll to coordinate flow of paperwork to meet payroll deadlines.
•  Provides new hire, rehire, and separation assistance to managers.
•  Assist HR department with employee mailings & flyers/communication
•  Assist with preparation of various department forms, documentation and reporting requirements
•  Process HR department invoices in an accurate and timely fashion.
•  Support the BPP processes.
•  Perform others duties as assigned


Human Resources Generalist

•  Bachelors Degree in Business or Human Resources
•  3 or more years of Human Resources experience required
•  Bi-lingual (oral and written) in Spanish required with the ability to translate business communications from English to Spanish
•  Knowledge of Federal and State employment laws and ability to understand and apply to situations.
•  HRIS system/database experience required, SAP/HR preferred
•  Understands HR standard concepts, practices and procedures
•  Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and extreme accuracy
•  Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task
•  Exemplary communication skills. Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization (HR team, mgt, vendors, etc.)
•  Excellent written skills: prepare reports, policy and procedure manuals, proposal, and business correspondence
•  Experience with creating and publishing corporate wide communications. Experience with managing Employee Self Service Portals.
•  Highest level of customer service
•  Excellent team player: ability to work in a team including leadership qualities
•  Project management skills – proven successful involvement of projects
•  Basic counseling and negotiation skills
•  Pro-active and efficient problem solving by creating solutions
•  Manage sensitive and confidential information
•  Strong knowledge of PC applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, etc.

Working Conditions:
•  Office/Manufacturing environment
•  Extensive computer work
•  Frequent deadline pressures
•  Numerous projects in progress at any given time
•  Comply with company safety regulations


Trevor Pridmore

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