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HR Specialist

Company: Avesta
Location: Portland
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

We are looking for an HR Specialist to join our team of HR professionals in a growing, dynamic organization. If you enjoy being a strategic partner in an organization where your input matters and your work is appreciated, please contact us. KEY ASPECTS INCLUDE - Competitive salary and outstanding benefits. - Working with a collaborative, experienced, and supportive HR team. - Joining a 300+ community of dedicated employees. - Being employed by a well-respected strong, and long-standing organization. - Opportunities to learn and grow. - Corporate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & REPRESENTATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES Planning & Strategy

  • Work with the HR Manager and team to support the Avesta mission, values, and identified objectives.
  • Use data to inform workforce planning and strategies, including employee surveys and interviews. Recruitment, Hiring, Onboarding, and Offboarding
    • Identify effective recruiting strategies, screen candidates, conduct and coordinate interviews, perform background checks, and complete required documentation.
    • Assist employees through hiring and onboarding, including benefits enrollment.
    • Implement strategies and methods that result in recruiting and retaining employees of all backgrounds.
    • Provide offboarding information and support. Compliance and Administration
      • Comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws, and internal HR policies and procedures.
      • With HR Manager guidance, administer policies related to employee rights and benefits such as Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disability Act (ADA), Unemployment Insurance (UI), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Workers' Compensation, Disability, and workplace safety and health.
      • Assist in coordination and administration of comprehensive compensation program.
      • Coordinate performance evaluations including monitoring completion and maintaining documentation.
      • Assist in updating job descriptions, HR policies, and the Employee Handbook.Employee Relations and Supervisory Support
        • Assist employees with complaints and concerns. Be a trusted resource.
        • Respond to employee questions regarding wages, time off, benefits, rights, and insurances.
        • Assist supervisors to resolve issues, improve performance, conduct performance evaluations, improve retention, and build positive employee and interdepartmental relations.
        • Provide guidance, coordinate, and participate in activities related to disciplinary action.Culture, Team, and Safety
          • Be a role model for, and foster an environment in which, employees feel respected, supported, and safe.
          • Encourage the expansion of ideas, perspectives, and understanding that comes from a diverse community.
          • Partner and collaborate with individuals and teams to solve problems.
          • Participate in special projects and other duties that further the mission and culture of Avesta.
          • Communicate with the HR Manager all reports or instances where employee health or safety is at risk, including all reported instances of harassment or bullying. QUALIFICATIONS: - Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience (minimum of 3 years HR experience) - Excellent verbal and written communication skills. - Experience with HR software and Microsoft Office. - Knowledge of HR practices and experience in recruiting, onboarding, and employee relations.PM21


Keywords: Avesta, Portland , HR Specialist, Other , Portland, Maine

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