HR Generalist Job Description

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

Related: HR Generalist CV Example

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.

Related: HR Generalist COver Letter

HR Generalists with management skills can earn even more salaries.

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