Human Resources Generalist
Overview Are you interested in a career that truly makes an impact? Do you want your job to help make nature and communities better with each project you touch? At RES, we believe that human progress and the restoration of nature's resources can go hand in hand. Our belief made us what we are today - the nation's leading ecological restoration company, with over 300 stream miles restored and conserved, 20,000,000 trees planted, and 15,000 acres of special-status species habitat established. We restore our land and waters with integrity and innovation, one community at a time. Do you want to be part of a team whose talent and dedication are unmatched in the industry? RES is currently accepting applications for the Human Resources Generalist based out of our office in Richmond, VA. The Human Resources Generalist acts as the business partner to the regional leadership team and the employees of the assigned region. This role will provide expertise and direct support in the areas of employee relations, performance management, compensation/benefits administration, and employee training/development. The HR Generalist will be the primary point of contact for questions and managing the administration of human resources policies, procedures and programs. This position has frequent required travel within the region. Responsibilities Communicates company policies, procedures, programs and laws. Strategize and collaborate with Region leadership to support the HR needs of the Region. Proactively identify areas to enhance the organization. Identify and successfully handle employee relations issues and organizational development issues. Coordinates with the legal department to maintain compliance within the Region. Coordinates with the payroll department to investigate and resolve payroll issues. Conducts internal investigations, responds to employee complaints in collaboration with HR Director and the legal department. Determines and recommends employee relations practices necessary to promote a high level of employee morale and motivation. Assists in conducting periodic surveys to measure employee satisfaction and employee engagement. Acts as steward of the organization's performance management process, training program management in application of the process. Monitors the implementation of a performance improvement plan of action for non-performing employees. Maintain awareness and knowledge of HR related laws and practices, as well as internal policies/procedures, and provides suitable interpretation to management and employees. Assists with HR-related education/training, communication and awareness efforts. Supports rollout and training for new HR programs, policies, initiatives, in assigned region. Monitors on-boarding and orientation process taking a leading role in welcoming new hires. Serves as local and initial/primary contact for benefits education and assists with Open Enrollment, leveraging Benefits Specialists as needed. Cultivates a culture that emphasizes responsiveness, innovation, diversity and excellence. Qualifications Proven ability to build and maintain partnerships and solid working relationships with management and employees at all levels. Action-oriented, with ability to operate successfully in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, handle adversity and frequent change, and balance workload and competing priorities. Ability to work independently, without daily direction. Excellent verbal and written communications skills, and ability to make formal presentations. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Ability to learn and navigate a Human Resource Information System. Ability to turn programmatic and operational concepts into employee training programs and facilitate training to diverse audiences. Customer-service focus, and strong influencing skills. Experience in administering human resources policies, programs, and practices, including planning, organizing, developing, implementing, coordinating. Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. Ability to travel locally by car, potentially up to 50%. Bi-lingual Spanish Speaker strongly desired Job Requirements: Office environment with job responsibilities requiring sitting and working in-front of a computer, video and in-person meetings, and conference calls 4-6 years of Human Resources experience Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources management, business management, or related environmental field VEVRAA Federal Contractor RES is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.