HR Generalist

Solon, Ohio | November 14, 2018

Purpose of the job:

The HR Generalist provides a wide range of HR support and advice. The successful candidate will play a key role in the success of the organization by offering guidance on recruitment, performance management, and HR best practices while facilitating a collaborative relationship with all levels of the organization.

This position is the organizational development liaison and advisor to the organization’s leadership team on performance management. Responsible for facilitating the organization’s performance management initiatives across the enterprise. It plays a critical role to ensuring the culture is one where people are valued and developed and ultimately rewarded for their performance. Plans, develops, implements and administers HR programs.

Develops the Talent Acquisition strategy for Q Holding Company. This includes driving the recruiting and hiring process, partnering with leaders and human resources colleagues, as well as interfacing with Leadership and HR Managers to fill talent gaps. The HR Generalist is also responsible for developing and employing best practices, sourcing strategies and managing recruiting pipelines. As a member of the HR Leadership team, this individual must project a professional image both internally and externally; understand business/organizational challenges and provide innovative solutions that support the growth of Q Holding Company.


Key accountabilities:

  • Implement HR programs by providing HR services, including talent acquisition, training and development, performance review process, and succession planning
  • Direct the needs assessment for training and staff development to enhance the effectiveness of employee performance in achieving the goals and objectives of the company
  • Design and develop HR training programs for management and employees. This may include development and maintenance of instructional programs, learning activities and instructor guides. This may also include management of third-party vendors
  • Design and implement overall recruiting strategy by applying HR recruiting best practices
  • Provide analytical and well documented recruiting metrics and other HR data to leadership
  • Serve as a point of contact and build influential candidate relationships during the selection process
  • Screen candidates resumes and job applications, conduct interviews using various reliable recruiting and selection tools/methods to filter candidates within appropriate deadlines
  • Build applicant sources by researching and contacting community services, colleges, employment agencies, recruiters, social media, and internet sites. The incumbent will be responsible for employment and talent branding
  • Determine applicant qualifications by interviewing applicants; analyzing responses; verifying references; comparing qualifications to job requirements
  • Arranges management interviews by coordinating schedules; arranges travel, lodging, and other needs
  • Support the mission of the HR department by implementing programs that help improve the employee experience
  • Serve on HR project teams
  • Other duties as assigned


Knowledge, skills and experience: Minimum qualification required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related discipline


Knowledge/experience required beyond minimum qualification:

  • 3-5 years of experience in a full life-cycle recruiting role
  • 3-5 years of experience in training and development
  • Experience staffing a variety of roles at the salaried and plant level in different geographies
  • Excellent customer service and relationship building skills
  • Experience with standardized recruiting processes, posting positions and working with outside vendors
  • Experience in development and execution of a talent management framework including performance management, succession planning and development programs


Other key factors:

  • Strong work ethic and ability to manage multiple and competing priorities
  • Sense of urgency and a results-oriented attitude
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Proven track record of sourcing and placing superior talent
  • Strong skills in negotiating and influencing
  • Professional approach and good judgment in working with diverse levels of people
  • High degree of independent decision making and problem-solving capability
  • Excellent communication skills; written, verbal, facilitation and presentation
  • Customer focus and collaborative approach
  • Advanced computer skills in Windows and Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Available for travel as needed (generally not expected to exceed 10% annually)