SR. HR Generalist in Lexington, KY at ITW

Date Posted: 9/6/2019

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    Lexington, KY
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Job Description

Our Culture:
The heart and soul of ITW are the more than 48,000 hard-working and dedicated people around the world who thrive in the company’s decentralized entrepreneurial culture. ITW’s unique culture is a competitive advantage, and the company is working hard to make sure that its divisions continue to think and act like smaller companies. ITW businesses have significant flexibility within the framework of the ITW Business Model to customize their approach in order to best serve their customers and maximize performance. The foundation of our company is the ITW Business Model, a unique and differentiated set of core capabilities and business practices that comprises three key elements: ITW’s 80/20 Front to Back Process, customer-back innovation and a decentralized entrepreneurial culture.
Division Description: Summary:   The Senior Human Resources Generalist (SHRG) has a pivotal role in the success of the organization, which includes partnering closely with plant management to drive culture transformation and support growth initiatives. This position will drive the implementation and administration of a wide range of Human Resources programs for a two-shift operation with 130+ employees.  Responsibilities includes, but are not limited to employee relations, compensation & benefits administration, talent acquisition, ensuring accuracy for the Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), talent development, performance management, and compliance with all state and federal laws. This position reports directly to the HRM for the NASF Division.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Employee Relations (50%)

  • The SHRG will help shape and build a culture of engagement by fostering diversity & inclusion in all practices within the business and during all touchpoints during the employee life cycle.
  • The SHRG will serve as a champion to educate and promote inclusiveness by promoting a culture of belonging in the workplace.
  • The incumbent will act as a consultative and trusted advisor to management by providing business results and delivering measurable and sustained value- added solutions.
  • Be an impartial advocate for the organization, by advocating for employees and the business by modeling our ITW values.
  • Develop reward and recognition programs that effectively drive engagement within the business.  
  • Maintains knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures policies, procedures, and reporting are compliant. Plays an active
Talent Development/Talent Management (20%)
  • The incumbent will serve as a coach for management to help develop and advise coaching strategies for employees to assist with talent development and talent management.
  • Creates, coordinates, and conducts effective training initiatives for the site that are aligned with business initiatives.
  • Work with leadership to create a bench strength of talent in anticipation for future roles.
  • role in the development of the Affirmative Action Plan within business units.  Ensures compliance with required legal postings on bulletin boards.
  • Organizes and conducts new employee orientation; creates a positive first experience of the company and serves as a role model for ITW values. Works with the management team to ensure employees receive adequate onboarding to the company and position.
  • Inputs and ensures accuracy of all 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.
  • Reviews existing human resources policies and procedures within the business units for which they are responsible, and initiates changes as necessary to ensure compliance with law, corporate policies, and business objectives.
  • Conducts and analyzes wage survey data to ensure we maintain competitive market wages. Maintains position descriptions for all positions within the business.
  • Has a high degree of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and can diffuse and resolve situations using conflict resolution techniques and tools.
Talent Acquisition/Recruitment (20%)
  • The SHRG will lead the talent acquisition process from start to finish. This includes; sourcing for open jobs using a best identified and diverse channel strategy.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with managers and other team members to create a partnership that yields success, credibility, and successful hiring practices.
  • Create an excellent candidate experience by demonstrating ITWs culture and values for applicants during the sourcing and interviewing process.
  • Build a multi-source and proactive recruitment process that involves leveraging a strong employee referral program.
Safety Initiatives/Safety Culture (10%)
The SHRG will support management by educating employees on behavioral based safety initiatives at the site. These initiatives should educate and transform behaviors to focus on proactive approaches such as the Near Miss Program which should reduce and eliminate loss time accidents (LTA) and medically treated incidents (MTI).

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in Human Resources including knowledge of recruitment processes, benefit and compensation administration and practices, employee relations, and legal compliance requirements.
  • 3+ years of working with HRIS/ATS platforms is required
  • PHR, SHRM-CP or equivalent is highly preferred
  • Strong technical skills / aptitude: Proficiency in MS Office programs (Word, and Excel). 
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  • Strong written/verbal communication skills; demonstrates good listening skills; able to communicate status on process with colleagues, keep team members informed, and responds clearly to employee inquiries.  Demonstrates a positive and friendly attitude in working with all levels within the organization.
  • Ability to make independent decisions and regularly suggest ways to improve services and processes.
  • Demonstrates a professional attitude and is committed to creating a positive company culture
  • Able to work in a decentralized culture and framework
  • Embodies an entrepreneurial spirit focused on continuous improvement
  • Independent and organized work style:  Effectively manage time and prioritize work load, assume and manage multiple tasks without close supervision, adapt to change, and consistently meet deadlines
  • Ability to use good judgment and discretion with highly confidential business and employee information
  •  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.