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Job Category:

Human Resource Specialist (NJ)

Primary Shift:

Work Schedule:


Variable to Dept Needs


New Jersey

Employment Type:

Position Description

Job Summary

The Human Resource Specialist performs a wide range of human resources functions. Their duties include recruiting, hiring and training new and existing employees. HR also help plan programs and processes designed to improve employee welfare. They provide employee compensation, maintain vital employee records and ensure the smooth operation of the HR department.

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience

Minimum Requirements

Skills and Abilities

  • Three or more years’ experience

  • Working knowledge of HR functions and best practices

  • Knowledge of employment law and human resources responsibilities

  • Impeccable written and verbal communication skills

  • Full understanding of payroll practices

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge of computer applications and HR-specific software programs

Minimum Certifications, Registry, and/or Licenses Required

  • PHR or SPHR certification preferred

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Handles process of recruitment, including vetting candidates, assisting with interviews, and issuing employment contracts.

  • Supporting internal and external inquiries and requests related to the HR department.

  • Compiling and maintaining paper, digital, and electronic employee records, including holiday, leaves, and time off.

  • Documentation of employee compensation and benefits.

  • Supporting training programs, workshops, and seminars.

  • Entering employee data into computer database.

  • Coordinating logistics for new hire orientation.

  • Writing and submitting reports on general HR activities.

  • Write policies / employee handbook.

  • Ensure job descriptions are up to date and compliant with all local, state and federal regulations.

  • Create a compensation strategy for all employees based on market research and pay surveys; keeps the strategy up to date.

  • Investigate employee issues and conflicts and brings them to resolution.

  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.

  • Overseeing HR events and meetings and coordinating management-employee communications.

  • Continuously learn the latest HR best practices to improve workplace efficiency.

  • Prepares employee separation notices and related documentation, and conducts exit interviews to determine reasons behind separation.

  • Prepares reports and recommends procedures to reduce absenteeism and turnover.

  • Represents at personnel-related hearings and investigations.

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