Human Resources Generalist
5 - 7 years experience • Financial Services
A major asset management company in mid-town Manhattan has a position for an HR generalist, with emphasis on recruitment.
Major responsibilities include screening and interviewing candidates for all levels of recruitment. A particular niche is to co-ordinate MBA campus recruiting, presentations at the schools, and to maintain strong relations with the key school staff.
Relationship-building is also crucial, of course, with line managers for helping e.g. with job specifications, but also with the managers' implementation of HR policies and procedures. HR should in most cases be the initial point of contact for employees with HR issues. Human Resource Generalists are the link between employees and senior management with regard to HR policies. They help management decide strategically what good policy is, and then help implement the policies tactically, through good judgment and by understanding employees' concerns. Such policies include Performance Review, Leadership Development, Comp & Ben.
Back to recruitment.... Recruitment should be performed both by HR and hiring managers in a timely, effective, and cost-effective manner. This position should ensure that such high standards are maintained; for example, one aspect will be to develop candidate pools. Detailed feedback should be provided to line managers and, with a good rapport and a smidge of luck, the efficiency will be reciprocated.
A four-yeardegree is required and about 5 - 8years of HR generalist experience, ideally in financial services. On a practical level, strong computer skills (MSOffice, HRIS) are needed. Discretion, a strong moral compass and a client service mentality round out the skill set.