Human Resources Generalist in Elk Grove Village, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 7/26/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for supporting the day to day transactions and policy administration relating to all phases of the employee life cycle activities, such as recruitment, compensation administration, benefits administration,
new hire orientation, related safety and worker’s compensation administration, employee data maintenance, support, and general routine reporting.  



Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Acts as an advisor and provides technical expertise and analytical support to the Human Resources team in relation to employee benefits administration, compensation administration, and HRIS system maintenance.
  • Manages employee relations to ensure a consistent application of policy and practice, including coaching/counseling, employee investigations, progressive discipline and problem resolution.
  • Maintains knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance with federal and state policies.
  • Plays an active role in the development of the Affirmative Action Plan within business units. Ensures compliance with required legal postings on bulletin boards.
  • Functions as an advisor to line management regarding the application of employment laws and human resource policies to specific business decisions.
  • Collaborates with local leadership and HR manager to create and sustain a culture of engaged employees fostering a positive work environment.
  • Drives the recruiting process, interview scheduling, hiring process, applicant tracking and record keeping requirements for the Elk Grove facility.
  • Organizes and conducts new employee orientation; creates a positive first experience of the company and serves as a role model for ITW values.
  • Maintains employee information and personnel files.
  • Inputs and maintains employee data in the HRIS system such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, terminations, and employee statistics for reporting. Prepares regular or special reports using HRIS.
  • Prepares employee communication documents including new hire, disability, benefit, separation notices and related documentation. Assists in the dissemination and collection of data and forms.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding benefit programs and educates and supports employees in the use of the self-service applications available to them.
  • Creates, coordinates, and conducts management/employee training in topics including interview skills, performance management, safety, harassment, ITW Principles of Conduct, and ITW business policy guidelines. Coordinates and manages e-learning administration
    along with management directory. If applicable, may coordinate applications for grant funding for training.
  • Conducts and analyzes wage survey data. Maintains position descriptions and market comparisons.
  • Make recommendations to streamline and improve various HR processes.
  • Supports all safety related initiatives in driving towards a zero accident safety-first culture.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, or related field.
  • 3-5 years work experience in HR Generalist role preferably within a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to work with little, or no supervision.
  • Demonstrated experience working through employee relations concerns in a non-union environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to build trust and confidence with employees & leaders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.