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Human Resources Generalist - Baltimore at Turner Construction

Human Resources Generalist - Baltimore

Turner Construction Halethorpe, MD Full Time
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Project Location(s):
Halethorpe, MD 21227 USA

Minimum Years Experience:

Travel Involved:

Job Type:
Job Classification:

Job Family:
Human Resources
Salaried Exempt

The HR Generalist provides guidance to assigned business units for Human Resources functions including recruiting, employee relations, talent management, training, and benefits. Serve as liaison for employees and support key management initiatives.

Essential Duties & Key Responsibilities:

  • Represent company culture, values, and Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) activities across company. Active participation in anti-racism learning, and advocate for equity and employee health and wellbeing.
  • Administer and communicate Human Resources (HR) related programs, policies, and procedures to assigned business unit; provide knowledgeable and timely responses to employee inquiries.
  • Establish trusting environment to create safe and neutral setting where employees can openly engage with HR. Connect in-person with employees regularly ‘where they work’, advocate and provide guidance to Business Unit (BU) leadership on people-related needs and concerns.
  • Contribute new ideas to support continuous improvement in overall effectiveness of HR team. Apply basic lean concepts and practices to work efficiently, enhance programs, coordinate and reduce waste, (e.g., Personal Kanban, A3 problem solving, and Story Boarding).
  • Manage Talent Acquisition (TA) activities:
    o Proactive management of sourcing, recruitment, and onboarding of interns, college and experienced hires.
    o Establish and maintain professional relationships with external agencies for candidate referrals.
    o Create and maintain candidate pipelines for potential future new hires.
    o Reinforce training and understanding of EEO and harassment policies to BU recruiting team.
    o Review diversity goals and provide feedback as to problem areas meeting goals.
    o Manage college and career fair activities, interview candidates, and review recommendation summaries to support offer decisions.
    o Extend offers for employment.
    o Serve as primary candidate contact, coordinate employee onboarding program, and conduct new hire orientation and other HR-related training.
    o Liaise with employment agencies and internal hiring manager to support operational needs.
    o Organize and implement internship program and serve as escalation point of contact for interns.
    o Maintain accurate and timely applicant tracking data, including maintenance of job requisitions, posting content, interview schedules, and managing end-to-end hiring process.
    o Promote activities for Employee Referral Program.
  • Contribute information to support HR/Operations team with strategic staffing and Availability & Needs Report for project assignments and internal mobility decisions.
  • Serve as first point of contact for BU relocations and transfers; initiating vendor estimates, arrange temporary housing, connect with community resources, and other related activities.
  • Provide guidance to hiring manager for executing offers; facilitate and support new hire offer and onboarding processes to acclimate new hire into business unit.
  • Manage immigration and work authorization-related processes (e.g., visas, permanent resident applications) for employees with guidance from HR Manager.
  • Support activities relating to employee discipline, involuntary terminations, performance improvement plans, employee claims, investigations, and employee relations counseling under guidance of HR management.
  • Manage and facilitate performance and development program processes, provide training and support to managers. Assist with succession planning and prepare materials for discussions.
  • Suggest entry-level employee development and provide input to BU training plan.
  • Conduct exit interviews and coordinate payroll, benefits information, and return of company property with exiting employees.
  • Support employee inquiries and provide accurate communication of benefits and policy information; coordinate FMLA, short- and long-term disability (STD/LTD) and other leave programs; oversee benefits open enrollment process in BU.
  • Maintain accurate employee data changes in HR system of record. Conduct routine audits to ensure data integrity.
  • Generate, analyze, interpret various metrics and distribute reports from HRIS for BU senior leadership and HR management.
  • Facilitate employee recognition programs, employee service awards, and business unit staff awards programs.
  • Assist Employee Resources Group (ERG) leaders in utilizing Diversity & Inclusion programs to position employees for success and identify career opportunities to fulfill individual aspirations.
  • Maintain updated records and coordinate with various departments to ensure compliance with Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).
  • Other activities, duties, and responsibilities as assigned.

  • Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited degree program in Human Resources or related field, and minimum of 3 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience required
    • Professional in Human Resources® (HRCI PHR®) or Society of Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM CP®) certification, preferred
    • Construction or construction-related industries, or experience in large size (10,000+ employees) organization preferred
    • Knowledge of Human Resources policies, operations, and processes
    • High degree of integrity, maintain confidential information, and exercise discretion
    • Professional verbal and written business communication skills
    • Effective active listening skills and follow-up practices
    • Strong organizational, time management, prioritization, and project management skills
    • Understand continuous improvement methods and tools
    • Possess solid problem solving and analytical capabilities, familiar with basic lean culture and concepts
    • Approachable and effectively interact with all employee levels and management
    • Work independently with little or no supervision, collaborate with others
    • Embrace change and quick learner to adopt process and technology enhancements
    • Display intellectual curiosity, life-long learner
    • Proficient in Microsoft suite of applications with advanced MS Excel skills, skilled in database software, Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) (SAP preferred), and other HR related applications
    • Some travel required

    Physical Demands:
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands, talk, and hear. The employee frequently views a computer monitor and frequently uses a computer keyboard. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is regularly required to be mobile and the employee occasionally travels both short and long distances via a variety of conveyances. The employee occasionally performs work on-site at construction work sites, office locations, and/or off-site venues. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
    Work Environment:
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office or remote setting. The noise in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate in an office setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally work at construction work sites where the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock. The noise in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The employee is required to work in compliance with company safety policies, procedures, and applicable laws.
    Turner is an Equal Opportunity Employer
    Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
    VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Turner is an Equal Opportunity Employer —minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.
VEVRAA Federal Contractor


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