* THE HORMEL INSTITUTE IS LOCATED IN AUSTIN, MN, APPROXIMATELY 35 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ROCHESTER, MN, AND APPROXIMATELY 100 MILES SOUTH OF MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL. *
The Hormel Institute in Austin, MN is seeking a Human Resources Generalist that will specialize in recruitment administration, payroll coordination, employee benefits, compensation, data integrity and employee leaves/exits. This HR Generalist position reports to the HR manager in the central administration office at the Institution and is responsible for the coordination and facilitation of recruitment and payroll data while also providing on-going maintenance of PeopleSoft HRMS information for The Hormel Institute’s administrative and academic units. The Human Resources Generalist will support compliance with University and internal policy and procedure. This position is very fast-paced in which it requires excellent time management skills, while also being extremely detail-oriented, with critical thinking capabilities.
The Hormel Institute is invested in talent and professional development, and will offer additional education and training for qualified candidates.
Ensures recruitment procedures are followed to mitigate risk to the institution through consistent policy application and standardization as well as to ensure the hiring process isn’t impeded. Engages with HR manager when complex issues arise.
Partners with HR manager, accountant, immigration manager & intercultural engagement specialist and hiring supervisor during the hiring process for all employee group positions to discuss promotion of jobs, compensation, benefits, visa information and employment-related policies and procedures.
Enters posting requests into Human Resource Management System Recruiting Solutions module in close partnership with the hiring supervisor and, when applicable, the search committee.
Partners with HR manager, OVPR HR (as needed), and hiring supervisors to update the employment system throughout the search process, scheduling interviews as needed and ensuring salary offers maintain internal equity.
Partner with hiring supervisor, Immigration Manager & Intercultural Engagement Specialist and communicate as the primary HR contact with new employees about their background check and onboarding process (where applicable).
Partners with OHR central recruiter on system issues, HR manager and OVPR HR on recruiting policy questions, and OVPR HR Lead and Hormel accountant on open position and turnover analysis.
30% Human Resource Management System (HRMS), Payroll, and Compliance
Ensure overall data integrity in PeopleSoft by entering, updating, and monitoring
Appointment data and documenting all HR processes in a timely manner (i.e., hires, payroll, visas, leaves, salary increases, back payments, contract renewals, and terminations).
Audit timecards and pre-payroll confirmation reports, abstracts, and other records to ensure accuracy.
Analyze, compile and present reports identified by management to help make business decisions and resolve discrepancies, engaging the HR manager on complex issues.
Monitor deadlines for entry and approvals as Time and Absence Administrator.
Problem-solve system issues and ensure staff compliance, competency, and readiness to adequately use the system.
Initiate and respond to inquiries concerning non-routine issues and identification of potential approaches and solutions for The Institute (i.e. system upgrade problems, future system enhancements). Engage with HR manager when complex issues arise.
Ensure efficient and accurate administration of HR processes (e.g. FMLA entry).
Create and monitor Person of Interest (POI) records.
30% Benefits and Compensation
Partner with hiring supervisors to develop offer letters and communicate with new employees as the primary HR contact regarding benefits, compensation, time/absence procedures and I-9 verification.
Support HR manager in advising supervisors and employees on the administration and interpretation of all aspects of HR and employment-related policy, procedure, programs, contracts, and rules throughout the employee life cycle. This position will specialize in but not be limited to employment verification, employee group policy, leaves, compensation, payroll, time and absence policy and procedures.
Coordinate and conduct new hire orientation to ensure retention of talent and partner with hiring supervisors to ensure onboarding plans are completed.
Initiate and respond to inquiries concerning non-routine issues, conducting research, analyzing data, and problem-solving to identify potential approaches and solutions for The Institute.
5% Other Essential Functions
Initiate exit interviews for terminating employees.
Attend trainings and relevant meetings on the University of Minnesota TC campus.
Stay abreast of University, local, state and federal policies, procedures, and regulations.
Other duties and special projects as assigned.
BA/BS degree in Human Resources or related field, or a combination of related education and professional HR work experience to equal four years
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications, and general computer skills
Experience with administration of an electronic time or absence system
Experience with University of Minnesota policies and procedures
Experience with recruiting
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Demonstrated prioritization, problem solving and decision-making skills when analyzing and solving complex situations clearly, creatively, and critically
Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work in a self-directed manner with general supervision, handling matters expeditiously, proactively and following through on projects to successful completion
Demonstrated experience managing confidential matters with discretion and sensitivity
Commitment to building a culture that respects and embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity
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