Talent Acquisition/Human Resources Generalist

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. - Industry, CA3.7

The Talent Acquisition & Human Resources Generalist will be responsible for campus recruiting activities in support of our strategic business priorities as well as administer Human Resources policies, procedures and programs. The successful candidate will also assist management with identifying and executing solutions to human capital issues. The position will also be responsible for but not limited to the following: recruitment and selection, associate relations, onboarding, HR administration/HRIS, employment law, diversity and inclusion, safety/WC and LOA.

Develop candidate slates to present to hiring managers and work as a liaison between candidates, hiring managers and Human Resources throughout the full-cycle recruiting process.
Partner closely with site leaders to determine current staffing needs and produce forecasts
Develop talent acquisition strategies and hiring plans
Lead employment branding initiatives
Develop strong campus relationships with colleges and universities through placement offices, faculty, administration and student bodies to promote the WSI's brand and find diverse ways to attract candidates
Develop creative ways to increase the company's profile on campus through partnerships/collaboration with various professional, community & student organizations
Responsible for the full-cycle recruitment process, including: creating advertisements, post open positions on internet sites, thoroughly review resumes, schedule and conduct interviews, participate in new hire benefits orientation and other trainings and prepare monthly new hire and recruitment outreach reports and statistics. Explores recruitment resources (i.e., internet recruiting) and job fairs, on-campus recruiting.
Employ targeted selection methods, techniques, and best practices
Proficient in the use of social media and job boards
Demonstrated experience utilizing Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and databases
Responsible for development and implementation of strategic recruitment initiatives. Explores recruitment resources (i.e., internet recruiting) and job fairs, on-campus recruiting.
Manage recruitment files and ensure that all files are accurate, complete, and up-to-date
Support implementation of Human Resources programs by providing quality and timely advise to clients, including talent acquisition, onboarding, compensation, benefits, training and development, records management, employee relations and retention.
Acts as a consultant/advisor for managers and employees regarding employee relations and performance issues through one on one, small group and/or department meetings.
Partner with management teams to execute people first platforms including our annual Associate Opinion Survey and ensure programs are successful
Involvement in operational functions within the facility/region as appropriate
Work closely with other HR departments to provide input to and participate in HR programs and initiatives, such as post-hire retention, relocation, introductory period evaluations, and interview skills training.
Complete special projects by established deadlines, conducting research, and developing and organizing information.

Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of progressive HR experience
Expert in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), HRIS and timekeeping systems
Ability to make sound independent decisions
Strong analytical/problem solving skills
Must possess leadership skills (initiative, self-started, influence and drive)
Available for any type of assigned shift, occasional weekends especially during peak holiday season and travel
Obsessed with servant leadership and understands the role of HR partnerships

Graduate degree.
PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certifications.
Bilingual (Spanish or Vietnamese)
Five (5) years of HR Generalist experience.
Two (2) years' experience working in a distribution environment.
Experience with Kronos and Lawson


LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must be able to read, write and understand English. Requires the ability to follow verbal and written instructions, guidelines and objectives. Requires the ability to read, comprehend, analyze, and interpret general business information, governmental regulations, and technical/trade journals. Requires the ability to write reports and communicated effectively using telephonic, written, and electronic means. Requires the ability to effectively and respectfully present information one-on-one, small, and large group situations to customers, management and employees of the organization.

MATHEMATIC SKILLS: Requires the ability to calculate figures and amounts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, rations and proportions to practical situations. Must be able to read and interpret financial data.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and develop solutions/strategies. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of information or instructions with several undefined and some concrete variables. Must be able to understand business/financial data and develop innovative solutions.

MANUAL DEXTERITY: Must have average levels of eye/hand/foot coordination. Must be able to utilize a computer. Requires the ability to use a variety of office machines and equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be physically able to operate computers, copy machines, facsimile machines and other general office equipment such as a 10-key calculator. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects; key pad or papers, book and reach with hands and arms. Employee is occasionally required to stand, walk. Must be able to move, lift or carry heavy objects or materials up to 10 pounds. Specific visual abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral visions, distance vision, and color vision for extensive reading and interpretation of reports and documents.

PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION: Must have the ability to talk (expressing and/or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words) and hear (perceiving sounds of nature by ear).

WORK CONDITIONS AND HAZARDS: Work is regularly performed in a traditional office setting with occasional travel to work site for project management and inspections. There may be exposure to airborne particles. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and may be exposed to humid and hotIND- conditions as well as cleaning chemicals.