Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Human Resources Generalist in Watertown, Wisconsin

Human Resources Generalist at ITW

Job Description

The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for supporting the day to day transactions and policy administration relating to all phases of the employee life cycle activities, such as recruitment, hiring, compensation administration, benefits administration,

new hire orientation, related safety and worker’s compensation administration, employee data maintenance, support, and general routine reporting. Follows all business and safety policies. Assists as needed in other areas of business/manufacturing.

Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the human resources operations policies, processes, and procedures.

  • Acts as an advisor and provides technical expertise and analytical support to the Human Resources team in relation to employee benefits administration, compensation administration, and HRIS system maintenance.

  • Maintains knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance. Plays an active role in the development of the Affirmative Action Plan withinbusiness units.Ensures compliance with required legal postings on bulletin boards.

  • Functions as an advisor to line management regarding the application of employment laws and corporate human resource policies to specific business decisions.

  • Coordinates with human resources manager and business unit management to assist in the recruiting process, interview scheduling, hiring process, applicant tracking and record keeping requirements. Screens candidates, conducts interviews, and has authorityto hire.

  • Organizes and conducts new employee orientation; creates a positive first experience of the company and serves as a role model for ITW values.

  • Maintains employee information and personnel files.

  • Inputs and maintains employee data in the HRIS system such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, terminations, and employee statistics for reporting.Prepares regular or special reports using HRIS.

  • Prepares employee communication documents including new hire, disability, benefit, separation notices and related documentation. Assists in the dissemination and collection of data and forms.

  • Responds to inquiries regarding benefit programs and educates and supports employees in the use of the self-service applications available to them.

  • Works with ITW corporate human resources or third party providers, as necessary, in the management of employee life cycle processes and transactions.

  • Creates, coordinates, and conducts management/employee training in topics including interview skills, performance management, safety, harassment, ITW Principles of Conduct, and ITW business policy guidelines. Coordinates and manages e-learning administrationalong with management directory.If applicable, may coordinate applications for grant funding for training.

  • Reviews existing human resources policies and procedures within the business units for which they are responsible and initiates changes as necessary to ensure compliance with law, corporate policies, and business objectives.

  • Conducts and analyzes wage survey data. Maintains position descriptions and market comparisons.

  • Prepares and manages to a budget.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or equivalent work experience.

  • 3 – 5 years of experience in human resources including knowledge of recruitment processes, benefit and compensation administration and practices, employee relations, and legal compliance requirements.

  • Strong written/verbal communication skills; demonstrates good listening skills; able to communicate status on process with colleagues, keep team members informed, and responds clearly to employee inquiries. Demonstrates a positive and friendly attitudein working with all levels within the organization.

  • Independent and organized work style: Effectively manage time and prioritize work load, assume and manage multiple tasks without close supervision, adapt to change, and consistently meet deadlines. Ability to make independent decisions and regularly suggestways to improve services and processes.

  • Strong technical skills / aptitude: Proficiency in MS Office programs (Word, and Excel). Experience with Workday HRIS System a preference

  • Ability to use good judgment and discretion with highly confidential business and employee information.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.