Human Resources Assistant (Part Time)

Potpourri Group Inc - North Billerica, MA2.9

Part-timeEstimated: $32,000 - $43,000 a year

Potpourri Group Inc., referred to as "PGI", wasfounded in 1963, publishing a single consumer catalog title. New brands wereadded through internal development and acquisitions so that today PGI has grownto be one of the most successful multi-brand direct-to-consumer merchants inAmerica, serving millions of customers a year.

AtPGI, we look for unique talent and skills, and above all else, passion. Ouremployees are enthusiastic team members who love what they do, and come to workevery day ready to jump in and roll up their sleeves. Employees here takeinitiative, take pride in their work and accomplishments, and are trusted towork independently while being team players known for sharing ideas, support,and resources.

PGI is a collaborative team-oriented environmentwith an entrepreneurial spirit. Team members are encouraged to think outside ofthe box, be creative, and push the envelope. Ideas are welcomed and generatedthrough brainstorming, informal meetings, and even hallway and coffee room conversations.The workload is significant, deadlines run tight, critical projects are alwayson the table, but everyone pulls together to “get it done” because they care.People are more than just co-workers at PGI and it’s more than just another jobhere. It’s a calling, it’s a community, and it’s a career.

We are seeking a (Part Time) HR Assistant to support the Human Resource Department staff through administrative support including HRIS database maintenance; new hire orientations; employment verifications; files and records maintenance; forms, supplies and paperwork/packages inventory; employee perk programs/events, and overall department general organization. This position will be the primary processor of all new hires, terminations, personnel changes, and other personnel transactions. This position will assist the Sr. HR Rep. with benefits processing, orientation, bill reconciliation and other benefits-related administrative duties. This position will serve as the back-up to payroll as needed for coverage and will also support HR Staff members on special projects, running ad-hoc and scheduled reports.


  • Deliver new hire orientations to newly eligible employees. Follow-up with employees to answer their questions and/or to retrieve additional paperwork needed.
  • Assist employees with their Human Resources questions and issues, and ensure that appropriate follow-up is made either through final resolution or delegation of issue to another member of the HR department.
  • Assist employees with their Human Resources questions and issues, and ensure that appropriate follow-up is made either through final resolution or delegation of issue to another member of the HR department.
  • Responsible for I-9 maintenance and follow-up. Process new hire, termination and other personnel action paperwork into HRIS system. Process benefit changes with insurance carriers and also process in HRIS database.
  • Assist Sr. HR Rep. with other benefit-related responsibilities including benefit orientations, bill reconciliation and COBRA paperwork. Complete and respond to employment verifications.
  • Monitor form and supplies inventory and place reorders or make copies as necessary. Also responsible for business card orders/reorders.
  • Responsible for all department filing, records maintenance and general overall department organization.
  • Responsible for miscellaneous distributions (i.e., 401(k) quarterly reports, SPD’s, paychecks etc.). Manage employee perk programs and events.
  • Assist with administrative duties for other site HR departments as needed. Serve as back-up payroll processor in absence of Payroll Manager.
  • Assist with recruiting activities as needed. Ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state laws.


  • Must have a minimum of one year prior experience in Human Resources, or equivalent experience and/or education.
  • Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


· Full benefits package includingMedical, Dental, Vision and 401k with Company Match

· Paid Vacation Time, Sick Time, andHoliday Pay

· Company-paid Life Insurance andDisability Insurance

· Employee Discounts, Hays Perks Program,Employee Assistance Program and Good RX

· Yoga, Meditation, Chair Massages andWeight Watchers

Please visit our corporate website for more information.

Potpourri Group is an Equal OpportunityEmployer


Job Type: Part-time


  • relevant: 1 year (Preferred)
  • human resources: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Associate (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off