HR Generalist Responsibilities


The HR Generalist assists the Chief Operating Officer by executing all major HR duties for an organization of 55 employees. Duties will include Benefits administration, recruiting, on-boarding and off-boarding, performance management, 401(k) administration, and “customer” (employee) inquiries.  To a lesser degree, compensation planning, payroll, and conflict resolution duties also exist. Federal and State compliance, corporate insurance, and limited facilities duties also fall within the responsibilities of the HR Generalist.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (including, but not limited  to) 

  • Maintain and improve upon existing on-boarding process for newly hired employees
    • Document verification
    • Background checks
    • Infrastructural preparation (coordination with IT colleagues and other internal personnel)
    • Employee orientation
  • Process Employee terminations
    • COBRA administration
    • Conducting exit interviews
    • Document verification
  • Maintain employee records
    • Ensure uniformity among files
    • Update and renew compliance forms for employees
  • Benefits administration
    • Work with carriers and brokers to select benefits, communicate information to  employees, and administer forms, documentation, and discussions
  • 401(k) administration
    • Work with Third Party Administrator to file 5500
    • Process Year-End corporate profit share distribution of funds
  • Performance Management
    • Drive managers to 100% compliance with objective setting, mid-year, and year-end performance reviews
  • Assist employees with general inquiries about Payroll, corporate policy, benefits administration, and other matters
  • Record keeping
    • Work with COO to administer governmental surveys, insurance audits, municipal files and forms, infrastructural needs (phone, computer, utility needs), and other  administrative functions


  • Must live in Metro Detroit
  • Experience in a high-paced office or university setting
  • College degree in business, liberal arts, or another relevant field
  • Proven motivation and drive for results
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to engage in limited travel
  • Fastidious attention to detail

Resources Provided:

  • On-the-job training will be provided by Management to assist the candidate at the beginning of his or her tenure
  • Support from the COO (acting HR Manager) and other Administrative and Operational colleagues
  • Workstation with computer, voicemail, and other office necessities

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive, negotiable salary
  • 401(k) plan with discretionary contributions made by the Company at the end of the year
  • Company-subsidized medical insurance through Blue Care Network
  • Eligible for membership of IATA, an organization providing Travel Agents significant discounts on travel expenses, and other travel consortiums