Human Resources Generalist - Crystal Lake, IL

Curran Contracting
Curran Contracting Company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, citizen status, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local employment laws or regulations in every location in which the company has facilities. 
The Human Resource Generalist will run the daily functions of the Human Resource (HR) department including hiring and staffing; recruiting; administering pay, benefits, and leaves of absence; develop and oversee performance reviews; enforcing company policies and practices; ensuring effective employee relations, organizational development, training, and change management strategies; manage relationship with employee unions and interact in union matters/disputes as necessary.  This position is responsible for taking the lead on all employee issues and providing day-to-day direction relating to such issues. The goal is to ensure the HR department’s operations will be running smoothly and effectively to deliver maximum value to the organization. 
  • Provide personnel policy and procedure guidance to employees and management. 
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of federal and state employment law and compliance requirements. 
  • Administer compensation and assist with benefit plans. 
  • Conduct employee onboarding and help organize training & development initiatives. 
  • Provide support to employees in various HR-related topics such as leaves and compensation and resolve any issues that may arise. 
  • Promote HR programs to create an efficient and conflict-free workplace. 
  • Undertake tasks around performance management. 
  • Gather and analyze data with useful HR metrics, including time to hire and employee turnover rates. 
  • Organize quarterly and annual employee performance reviews. 
  • Maintain employee files and records in electronic and paper form. 
  • Enhance job satisfaction by resolving issues promptly, applying new perks and benefits and organizing team building activities. 
  • Administer the Company’s Alcohol, Cannabis, and Drug Testing and Prevention Program. 
  • Develop and maintain all required equal employment opportunity, diversity, and anti-discrimination programs, file EEO-1 annually, maintain all records, reports, and logs to conform to EEO regulations. 
  • Perform administration processing and approval of transactions, data input, and verification of required documentation. 
  • Represents the Company during unemployment hearings and appeals. 
  • Conducts and documents employee relations and misconduct investigations for business areas. 
  • Maintain all personnel records in accordance with EEO, privacy, and related requirements. 
  • All other duties as assigned. 
Physical Requirements 
  • Standing, walking, bending, and sitting for extended periods are required to perform basic office functions and field visits. 
  • Ability to lift 15 pounds for filing and other record-keeping duties. 
  • Keyboarding skills that reduce the risk of carpal tunnel and other office related injuries. 
  • Ability to travel via ground, rail, and air. 

Environmental Conditions 
  • May be exposed to extreme weather conditions, dusty environments, and equipment fumes. 
  • General office environment. 
Requirements and Skills 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the human resources field. 
  • Understanding of state and federal employment regulations. 
  • Awareness of OSHA regulations and compliance. 
  • Understanding of personnel and compliance records management. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication abilities. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality. 
Education and Experience Requirements 
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, or a related field. 
  • 3-5 years human resources experience. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook). 
  • PHR or SPHR certification preferred. 
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus. 

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Management reserves the right to revise this job description at any time to add or remove tasks as circumstances change, (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technical developments). 
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