HR Generalist

Hammacher Schlemmer - Fairfield, OH3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $51,000 - $69,000 a year
Hammacher Schlemmer, America’s longest running catalog, has been “offering the BEST, the ONLY and the UNEXPECTED” since 1848. Beginning in New York City as a retail store in 1848, we quickly gained a reputation as the place to go for things hard to find. We still operate our landmark store in New York City, but our core business has evolved as a multi-channel retailer offering unique and innovative product selections. In addition to our landmark store, Hammacher Schlemmer sells and ships products around the globe utilizing catalog, web, and corporate sales channels.

Job Summary:
Reporting directly to the Director of Human Resources, the HR Generalist will support our Ohio and New York workforce and manage day-to-day human resource activities for our Ohio location, including recruiting and onboarding, benefits administration, HRIS, employee relations and the administration of HR policies and procedures. You will work directly with the HR Director on various site and Corporate HR initiatives and act as a sound business partner to the location's management team. This position is based in our operations facility (warehouse/fulfillment center and customer service/call center), located in Fairfield, Ohio.

Responsibilities and Job Duties:
Recruiting/Staffing - Source, recruit and select candidates for various exempt and non-exempt roles. Plan and direct staffing activities to ensure adequate staffing for peak Q4 volume. Act as a liaison for on-site representatives of temporary staffing firms to ensure adequate staffing levels and performance. Conduct new hire orientations, process new hire paperwork and oversee the onboarding process for new associates. Ensure legal compliance of all applicable laws and requirements concerning recruitment, employment and staffing.
Benefits & Compensation - Communicate and administer various benefits plans and the Company's compensation plan. Lead the site's annual open enrollment process. Manage the location's Worker's Compensation and Unemployment Insurance plans. Act as the liaison with Corporate payroll and ensure proper hours reporting.
Employee Relations & Policy Administration - Act as the site expert in state and federal employment laws by providing input and direction to the management team related to employee relations matters, performance management, investigations, and the interpretation and administration of Company policies. Will partner with the HR Director to resolve complex employee relations matters.
Training and Development - Support the development and delivery of various training initiatives. Ensure proper training for all new hires during the onboarding process and manage annual compliance programs in support of state and federal requirements.
Other duties as assigned - Provide general administration of HR programs and policies. Serve as the HRIS administrator. Create and maintain various reports. Plan and coordinate employee events and activities, etc.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience
3-5 years of progressive HR experience to include generalist job duties
Expertise in local, state and federal employment laws
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a high degree of business acumen
Ability to utilize sound judgement, effectively balancing the needs of the organization with the best interest of the employees
Strong sense of ethics, discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Working knowledge and experience with MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Experience with HRIS and payroll systems; ADP preferred
Certification in Human Resources strongly preferred; PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP

We Offer:
A competitive compensation package, commensurate with experience and salary history.
Full benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, STD/LTD, etc.
16 days of Paid Time-Off and 8 paid holidays per year
Retirement benefits, including profit sharing, 401k, and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). We are an employee-owned company and distribute company shares to eligible employees through our ESOP at no cost to our employees!
If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at our company, please contact Adem Tahiri at 847.581.8529 or