If you want to know what kind of duties would be on a HR generalist job description and whether your skills and experience fit the bill, then please see below a list of requirements that some companies will be looking for. Each company will vary depending on the size of their establishment and how HR roles are divided up.
- Preparing and sending out offer letters
- Recruitment – creating adverts, dealing with recruitment responses, contacting applicants, arranging interviews, conducting interviews, offer letters.
- Writing and or developing policies and procedures.
- Ensuing that employees know the policies and procedures and have read them when joining the organization.
- Providing advice to staff members
- Calculating holiday entitlement
- Working out sickness, timesheets
- Helping with payroll
- Updating and handing out contracts of employment
- Hearing preparation – taking minutes, acting as a witness etc
- Tribunal preparation
- Taking up references
- Ensuring that you have the correct documentation for all employees
- Cross over with Health and Safety, ensuring it is implemented throughout the business
- Exit interviews
- Dealing with resignations
- All correspondence with an employee such as verbal, written warning etc
- Letters for promotions or changes to roles – for all employees
- Maintaining accurate personnel records
- Participating in any training relevant to Managers or staff
- Inductions – taking new employees through the induction procedure and ensuring that they know how the business operates and what they need to know
- Training and development for all employees
- KPI’s and measuring the KPI’s throughout the departments in conjunction with Managers
- Annual reviews for all staff in conjunction with their Managers
- Updating personnel records for new address, salary changes etc
- Dealing with any personal hygiene issues or other issues faced by the company to do with employees
- Organising any company training
- Assessing the HR budget for any training
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These are only examples and will depend on the size and type of business you are working for.
As a HR Generalist you will be supporting the HR teams and you will be working closely with HR Consultants. You will provide HR generalist support to the business across a wide range of areas including performance management, talent management, colleague grievances, disciplinary process, colleague engagement and employee relations.
This is a fast paced and challenging role where people are expected to deliver and take responsibility.
HR generalists can earn around £25,000 to £35,000 a year. Salaries for senior HR Generalists can be between £30,000 and £40,000 a year.
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HR Generalists with management skills can earn even more salaries.
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