HR Generalist Staffing & Placement
One of the most sought after roles in fast-growing companies is HR Generalist positions. HR temp agencies like Premier Talent Partners are brought in to help client find qualified, ready-to-work talent like you.
Whether you’re looking for an HR Generalist job in San Francisco, New York City, or beyond, consider Premier as the HR staffing firm of choice.
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In some organizations, joining at the human resources level will give you responsibilities that may support those of chief executive officers. Depending upon the depth and breadth of the position, in general, entry-level human resources / HR Generalist professionals should have experience conducting the following activities:
- Implements human resources programs by providing human resources services, including talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, training and development, records management, safety and health, succession planning, employee relations and retention, AA/EEO compliance, and labor relations; completing personnel transactions.
- Develops human resources solutions by collecting and analyzing information; recommending courses of action.
- Improves manager and employee performance by identifying and clarifying problems; evaluating potential solutions; implementing the selected solution; coaching and counseling managers and employees.
- Completes special projects by clarifying project objective; setting timetables and schedules; conducting research; developing and organizing information; fulfilling transactions.
- Manages client expectations by communicating project status and issues; resolving concerns; analyzing time and cost issues; preparing reports.
- Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
- Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
- Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
- Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
- Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
HR Generalist Career Progression:
- HR Assistant/Intern
- HR Specialist/Generalist/Administrator
- HR Manager
- HR Director
- VP of HR
- Chief HR Officer (CHRO)
Human Resources Generalist Skills and Qualifications
Performance Management, Training Management, Maintaining Employee Files, People Skills, Resolving Conflict, Employment Law, Project Management, Office Experience – General, Reporting Skills, Verbal Communication, Administrative Writing Skills
HR Manager vs HR Generalist
Do you want to be a specialist or a generalist? It depends on a number of factors, including personal preference. Some people love training and development. Others want to work in labor relations. If that’s your calling, then, by all means, go for it and find a job that will sustain your passion for HR in that niche. Company size can also affect the call toward either side of the spectrum.
A smaller company will want a generalist that can handle the variety of tasks that fall under the HR umbrella. It’s a big reason we target small, growing companies to work with.
Larger companies need subject matter experts. As an example, they want someone who doesn’t just have a grasp on the Family Medical Leave Act-they want someone who can tell them the nuances of it, where their legal risk might be, and how to develop training to ensure managers handle it well.
How Much Can You Make As An HR Generalist?
- With salaries rising for HR generalist jobs, it’s a great time to be a human resources professional.
- According to the OfficeTeam Salary Guide, human resources hiring in the U.S. continues to move in a positive direction as companies fill vacancies and add new positions to keep up with rising workloads.
A Human Resources (HR) Generalist earns an average salary of $51,368 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don’t have more than 20 years’ experience.
Career Progression in Entry Level Human Resources Jobs
You’ll need at least a bachelor’s degree to gain entry into the management field, but those who pursue a masters in human resources or labor relations will have a competitive edge when seeking employment. Learn about the various software you can learn to advance and show employers you have knowledge of industry tools. Human Resources (HR) software like the Human Resources Information System (HRIS) is a complete solution for the data entry, data tracking, and data information needs of the HR, payroll, management and accounting functions within a business.
Benefits of working with Premier
Premier is here to ensure that you get the most out of your new position, whether as a contractor or an internal position. See the full list of benefits below, and reach out when you’re ready to consider growing your career with Premier.