The Human Resource Associate aids with and facilitates the human resource processes at the GTI Rock Island location. This role provides a variety of support to the HR function including new employee onboarding, employee engagement activities, employee relations and a variety of management of projects. Additionally, this role provides support to the human resource function as needed, including record-keeping and file maintenance. You must track and maintain all employee data (contact information, earning rates, absences, promotions, etc.) often using paper and HRIS (Human Resource Information System) software, so strong computer and clerical skills are a must. You will also help maintain positive employee relations and work to ensure worker satisfaction through education of HR policies and by fostering a positive work environment. You should be highly organized, detail-oriented, and most importantly, personable, and approachable.
- Advise and support employees and managers in interpreting and applying policies and provide guidance in process and next steps.
- Serve as HR resource to employees on employee relations issues such as: coaching, counseling, and disciplinary action.
- Lead new-hire procedures, including organizing employee orientation, creating new employee files, administering employee handbooks, and ensuring all necessary paperwork is properly filled out and submitted to appropriate persons.
- Assists the HR team with ongoing projects as assigned, balancing short and long-term deadlines.
- Ensure the integrity of employee data by processing HR transactions in HRIS and other various HR systems.
- Organize, maintain, and update employee HRIS information as needed
- Oversees and supports expense tracking, receipts, and monthly submittals to Expensify.
- Abide by company-enforced HR processes and current employment laws and regulations
- Under the leadership of the HR Manager, be a vital source of human resources information, answering any questions employees may have.
- Ensure compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to Human Resources matters.
- Provide support to employees in various HR-related topics such as leaves and compensation and resolve any issues that may arise
- Identify process improvement initiatives and participate special projects.
- Complete monthly and quarterly reporting; gather and analyze data of HR metrics to develop and present reports.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Working understanding of human resource principles, practices, and procedures.
- Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
- Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
- Reliable and personable; enjoy working with a diverse range of individuals and ensuring employee requirements and needs are met first.
- Minimum Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.
- Up to two years' experience supporting diverse human resources functions
- Understanding of general human resources policies and procedures
- Working knowledge of state and federal labor laws and HR governmental compliance requirements (i.e., FLSA, FLMA, EEO, Workers Compensation, etc.)
- Ability to work and effectively communicate with employees at all levels
- Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook) and Microsoft Teams.
- Ability to manage and administer a broad range of tasks including resolving complaints, guide managers on the interpretation of policies and procedures.
- Ability to work independently and function in a team environment.
- Ability to juggle competing demands and priorities.
- Ability to diagnose an issue with limited context / background
- Ability to interface with various parts of the HR group to ensure consistency and feedback
- Must pass all required background checks
- Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry
- Must possess valid driver's license
- Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
- Must be approved by state badging agency to work in cannabis industry
Company BenefitsBenefits for this job may vary
Dental, Medical, & Vision Benefits
Paid Time Off
Flexible Time Off / Unlimited Vacation
Free Snacks / Drinks
Lunch & Learns
Paid Parental Leave
Relaxed / Casual Dress Code
Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
Work From Home / Remote