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Palmer College of Chiropractic Human Resources Generalist in Davenport, Iowa

The Human Resource Generalist will run the daily functions of the Human Resource (HR) department including recruiting, new hire orientations, onboarding/offboarding, administering pay, benefits, and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices. This position requires independent judgement and action with the ability and commitment of maintaining a high level of confidentiality related to all work activities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate and carry out recruitment life-cycle process, including, but not limited to, job posting, pre-screening, scheduling interviews, generating offer letters, running background checks, verifying licenses and certifications, hiring, conducting new-hire orientations, and on-boarding of new candidates

  • Accurately process and record the company's bi-weekly payroll utilizing our HRIS, Lead and manage audit process for benefits payments and all payroll deductions, helping validate and oversee the payroll process managed by the Accounting Coordinator

  • Assist in developing and delivering appropriate training opportunities for leadership and staff to help increase awareness and understanding around HR-related programs, policies, programs, systems, compliance requirements & leadership best practices

  • Actively participates in conducting New Employee Orientations to ensure all required documents are completed and available to HR in Paycom. This includes enrollment of new employees, I-9’s, W-4’s, name badges, insurance, and health forms. Prepares paperwork required for new hires and establishes personnel files.

  • Serves as the primary contact for FMLA, processing requests, determining eligibility, monitoring/tracking FMLA usage, providing all necessary communications, recordkeeping and escalating to HR Manager or Sr. HR Director as needed

  • Provides general support answering questions and resolving issues related to the development and implementation of HR processes, ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations

  • Maintain proficient level of knowledge of legal requirements and government regulations affecting HR functions and ensure policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance

  • Responsible for working with leadership to ensure necessary updates and changes to all job descriptions are done so they accurately reflect the ‘current’ job and responsibilities

  • Responsible for helping provide communication support and education around benefit-related questions and topics for leadership and employees within assigned areas; consulting with Comp & Benefits Specialist on more complex questions and/or issues

  • File worker’s compensation claims with insurance carrier and gather information from employee, manager, and other parties as needed to report with claim

  • Work closely with department managers to ensure department and organizational compliance with HR policies, procedures, and/or new and ongoing laws

  • Promotes and advances teamwork and continuous process improvements to achieve business objectives.

  • Develop and maintain a high level of proficiency with our HRIS system (Paycom) to optimize our workflows, communications, recordkeeping, productivity, and reporting.

  • Creates environment which values diversity. Notifies Sr. Dir of HR if/when allegations or concerns surface regarding discrimination, sexual harassment, and/or unfair treatment

  • Effectively balance the needs of the organization with the needs of the employees with any/all interactions

  • Other duties as assigned to help support the HR Team and functional area

  • Lead continuous process improvement projects within functions, develop necessary do c um entati on , & p a r ti c i p a te on other organizational projects to improve efficiencies

  • Engage and communicate with all audiences

  • Lead others through change, employing change management techniques to help move others to adoption quickly


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required or equivalent combination of HR-related experience & education

  • Minimum of 1 years experience working in a Human Resources capacity

  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written with proven ability to communicate effectively at all levels

  • Effective problem solving and decision-making skills

  • Demonstrated ability to function independently and effectively multi-task and prioritize

  • Working knowledge of HR law, including federal and state regulatory requirements

  • Strong computer skills, experience with Microsoft Office products

  • Proven and effective presentation skills

  • Must possess strong ethics with proven ability to exercise strict discretion regularly

  • Regular and reliable attendance is required in order to be successful in this position

    Desired Qualifications:

  • PHR Professional Certification desired, SPHR a plus!

  • Clear understanding of compliance requirements, and federal and state regulations such as ERISA, COBRA, ADA, Medicare, and Social Security