Forward Air Inc. is a publicly traded (NASDQ: FWRD) and highly respected transportation and logistics Company with revenues of approximately $1B annually. We are a growth-oriented company that has doubled in size over the past 5 years. We have an aggressive growth strategy and need great talent to help us achieve our goals.
As an industry leader - we are dedicated to finding and developing the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers.
Position: Human Resources Assistant
The Human Resource Assistant is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with the business unit and Human Resources Management in supporting the needs of the business and Human Resources function. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: liaison to payroll, benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation and recruitment.
Core Responsibilities & Duties:
Administers various Human Resource plans and procedures for all company personnel
Answers questions regarding personnel policies and procedures
Provides excellent service to employees and managers regarding human resource processes and employment matters by answering and responding to phone calls and emails timely and accurately
Provides support in the administration of employee benefits, compensation and incentive plans
Assists in communicating benefits information to employees
Supports leaves of absence administration
Supports the onboarding of new employees including communicating benefit eligibility information and employee benefit enrollment
Retains human resource information system records and compiles reports from the database
Maintains personnel files and records
Maintains compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment
Performs other related duties as required and assigned
High School Diploma or equivalent
Demonstrated ability to accurately perform high volume and detailed work
Strong organization and prioritization skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal and customer services skills
Professional written and verbal communication skills
Working knowledge of employment law and regulations
Minimum of 2 years related work experience in administration and human resources
Proficient experience utilizing an HRIS software, Microsoft Office Suite – specifically Excel, Outlook and Word
Ability to maintain highly sensitive and confidential information
All applicants are subject to criminal background investigation
Available to work Monday – Friday; 10:00AM to 7:00PM Eastern
Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
Proficient verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish preferred
We recognize people as our most valuable asset. Our competitive salary and benefits package includes 401K, stock ownership plans, dental insurance, medical insurance, disability benefits, prescription drug coverage, confidential employee assistance programs, life insurance, vision care plan, paid sick time, paid company holidays, and paid vacations.
Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer.