RecruiterApply Now

Join our fun team at HR Answers

Our Recruiter is responsible for interviewing, testing and referring applicants for clerical, technical, administrative, and management positions for our clients.  Must possess considerable skill in interviewing techniques, a good knowledge of all clerical and specialized functions within professional organizations.  Must have a basic understanding of organizational structure, as well as an extensive knowledge of personnel policy and procedure and federal and state laws regarding employment practices. Working under general management guidance, must be able to work with minimal assistance and utilize set precedent to administer operating rules and procedures.  Performs intermediate troubleshooting and analyses, using judgment to select from multiple alternatives, which have a limited impact on the organization. Will have frequently interact with other employees and outside vendors to provide detailed procedural explanations. Must have the ability to exercise discretion regarding confidential matters.

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Coordinates with hiring manager(s) to determine best recruiting process for position(s). Processes job requisitions.
  2. Acts as liaison with area employment agencies and advertising agencies.
  3. Screens and interviews applicants.
  4. Coordinates appropriate employment testing.
  5. Conducts employment verifications.
  6. Extends verbal and written contingent job offers.
  7. Coordinates background checks and new-hire drug testing.
  8. Maintains employee referral program.
  9. Conducts orientation of new employees.
  10. Follows up with the related clerical aspects of employment, such as completing of health, employment and insurance forms, notifying the department of employee’s starting date and the requisition the employee is filling, etc.
  11. Completes weekly report on employment activity.
  12. Conducts exit interviews with terminating employees.
  13. Completes unemployment claims and provides company representation at unemployment hearings.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department.

Work Environment and Physical Demands
While in a professional office environment, routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.  This role requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time temporary position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


Executive DirectorApply Now

On behalf of one of our clients we’re seeking an Executive Director for a dynamic growing organization that’s headquarters is located in Kent, WA.

This Executive Director role provides professional executive services and direction in the furtherance of the organization’s mission and is responsible for its overall operation and administration, which includes, but is not limited to the following responsibilities:

Board of Trustees

  • Accomplishes the mission and vision of the Board and carries out the directives of the Board of Trustees.
  • Conducts and supports scheduled meetings of the Board of Trustees, and any ad hoc meeting that may be required.
  • Keeps the Board informed of all issues that may have a positive or detrimental effect on the mission or operation of the training program.

Manages the Operations of the Programs

  • Develops necessary policies, obtains approval by the Board of Trustees, and implements.
  • Provides administrative support and professional guidance to the committees to ensure the effective functioning of Trust Funds.
  • Maintains and develops adequate and qualified staff to meet Trust Fund objectives and goals.
  • Maintains all training centers in good physical condition and appropriate condition for educational goals.
  • Creates and manages curricula that are responsive to current requirements and needs of the construction industry and the various crafts associated with the Trust Fund.
  • Manages coordinators, instructors, and support staff in the provision of education and training services to students.
  • Maintains the infrastructure and the plan assets of the Trust Fund to accomplish educational objectives.
  • Maintains compliance with state apprenticeship requirements (Standards) to ensure that the Training Program is in compliance with the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council and Washington Administrative Code regulations.
  • Primary representative to state apprenticeship agencies.
  • Prepares an annual operating budget and review with the Board for their approval.


  • Interacts with signatory contractors and Regional Council staff for guidance and support.
  • Collaborates with the Training Fund to leverage all appropriate resources and contribute to the organization-wide initiatives on behalf of the Trust Fund, including, but not limited to, continuing education of instructors, coordinators and administrative staff.
  • Establishes relationships with public schools, community colleges, and vocational training programs, and the general public for recruiting and community support.
  • Ensures that all opportunities related to funding grants are researched and applied for.

Legal and Financial

  • Ensures compliance with all legal requirements, including ERISA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and all applicable state and local laws.
  • Supervises and monitors all financial aspects of the fund and report quarterly, or as requested, to the Trustees, the fiscal standing of the Fund. Commissions and provides necessary assistance to the Certified Public Accountant in the conduct of the annual audit and any other regulatory disclosures.
  • Implements and maintains an insurance portfolio that adequately protects the interests of the Fund.
  • Maintains and preserves records necessary for the operation of the Trust Fund and develops a records retention policy consistent with applicable law.
  • Facilitates the engagement of professional consultants and other specialists as requested by the Board to ensure that all legal and financial matters are given proper professional oversight.
  • Ensures all prompt and necessary compliance with Department of Labor and IRS filings.
  • Manages the human resources of the Trust Fund including the supervision and development of personnel policies necessary for the efficient operation of the Trust Fund.
  • Ensures that the Trust Fund as plan sponsor meets its obligation to maintain its employee benefit programs.
  • Ensures that purchasing practices obtain the best value for goods and services rendered and seeks out donations from suppliers and industry partners as applicable.
  • Conducts annual inventory of all property of the Trust and submit to insurers and the Board of Trustees.


  • Must be honest, have integrity, and display self-control and professional behavior in representing the Board and the program.
  • Must have prior personnel and program management experience.
  • Must have strong administrative skills and be an effective leader.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of Apprenticeship law and State and Federal regulations.
  • Superior verbal and written skills, able to prepare detailed reports and articulate apprenticeship program objectives.
  • Must have general knowledge of the construction industry, the terminology used, and working conditions.
  • Must have knowledge and experience related to business administration processes and procedures.
  • Must reside in (or relocate to) the greater Puget Sound Area.
  • Considerable construction industry experience and/or applicable advanced academic education are desired.

To submit your letter of interest and resume, please reply to this posting.

All inquiries and/or responses must be submitted to HR Answers in writing or contact Gail Muller, Director of Recruiting at HR Answers at 503.885.9815 

HR Data CoordinatorApply Now

HR Data Coordinator

The HR Data Coordinator will report to the Manager of HRMS.

Our client is looking for someone to bring onto their team who is timeline driven, detailed oriented, has experience in data management for HRMS systems and doesn’t get flustered when interrupted.

The HR Data Coordinator manages the data management and administration of the human resources policies, procedures and programs in support of the following areas; training and development, HRIS, benefits and employment and general HR caregiver information. Providing HR data management support in a fast paced, timeline driven environment with a collaborative team.

Essential Functions:

  • Receives, validates, clarifies and approves system updates to Hire/Rehire, Terminate, Change Relationship to Organization, Transfer, Promote, or Add Work Assignments as received from HR partners.
  • Manages all data input for HR caregiver files; receives, validates and determines compliance with HR document guidelines. Responsible for I-9 form validation and ensures compliance and document and updated in HRIS systems.
  • Manages certification and licensure documentation and related record keeping for all caregivers including validating the certification/license is from a credentialed source.
  • Updates HRIS systems with new and renewed certifications, audits credential tracking reports for missing and expired credentials
  • Manages administration of Special Benefits Program such as PTO Donations, PTO Hardship Cash Outs, Medical Premium Assistance and Emergency Loans.
  • Primary resource area for HRIS system as a participant and tester on project teams for system upgrades, new launches, enhancements and process flows.


High School Diploma


One year of high volume data management

One year proven task management

One year high touch customer service

Prior HR experience preferred


$20.00 – $30.00/hr BOE

Director of Human ResourcesApply Now

HR Answers is calling an interim Director of Human Resources to one of our clients.

The Director will be responsible for leading the Human Resources, developing and aligning HR strategies with the business needs and is accountable to business leaders for all HR brokered services. The incumbent will operate as a senior adviser managing complex inter-disciplinary matters. The Director will serve as trusted adviser and advocate to employees, managers and leaders and provides solutions to complex or critical issues involving the workforce.

In this position you will:

  • Act as strategic partner and adviser to the leaders of the organization.
  • Provides leadership, direction, coaching and development for the HR Strategic Partners (HRSP).
  • Serve as a member of the local leadership team and provides advice to the local Executives and other team members. Works collaboratively to eliminate organizational redundancy and duplication and to facilitate organizational change to improve delivery of quality, cost-effective health care within an integrated system.
  • Responsible for supporting managers in repositioning, redeployment or restructuring activities. Provide latest source of effective tools, including organization design and analysis and preferred Organizational Development practice to achieve the manager’s goals.
  • Coach and counsel leadership on human resources concerns to manage business, labor, and legal risk, and supports employee engagement and performance management.
  • Work collaboratively with OD team to coach and facilitate activities in support of succession planning and other employee development initiatives.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • A Master’s degree in human resources, business or related field
  • 8 years of experience as an HR Strategic Partner or HR Consultant.
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional human resources experience at an exempt level with at least 5 years of leadership experience.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Multi-site/location, multi-line of business, and/or integrated health system experience preferred.

HR ManagerApply Now

HR Answers is calling a Human Resource Manager in Portland, OR for one of our clients.

This role will focus significantly on HR data and putting together a story from the data. The HR Manager will understand the alignment of HR strategies and business needs and implement initiatives in support of strategies using data from our various sources and creating dashboards and presentations to support our strategic initiatives.

In this position you will:

  • Prepare HR metrics – analysis, interpretation & communication. Create presentations & dashboards that tell a story.
  • Provide expert advice and coaching to caregivers and core leaders.
  • Support leaders with action planning & coaching.
  • Maintain relationships in order to broker services provided through HR experts.
  • Provide HR related training.
  • Facilitate HR related focus groups and workouts as needed.
  • Provide acquisition/affiliation support.
  • Identify change management and communication needs and implements plan as appropriate.
  • Consult with leaders to identify engagement strategies.
  • Facilitate department restructures and reorganizations.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, HR management or related field.
  • 5 years professional human resources or related experience.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • PHR or equivalent preferred.

RecruiterApply Now

HR Answers is seeking a Recruiter for one of our clients. This is a full time, temp-to-hire role that’s located in East Portland.

Position Summary This Recruiter position is responsible for interviewing, testing, and referring applicants for specialized positions, and in particular for public school bus drivers for the organization. The Recruiter must possess considerable skill in sourcing and interviewing techniques, have a good knowledge of this specialized function within the industry, have a basic understanding of the organizational structure, as well as an extensive knowledge of personnel policy and procedure and federal and state laws regarding employment practices.

Scope of Responsibility:

The Recruiter will be familiar with the department operations and is able to work with minimal assistance. Working under general management guidance, the Recruiter will utilize set precedent to administer operating rules and procedures and performs intermediate troubleshooting and analyses, using judgment to select from multiple alternatives. The Recruiter will interact with other employees to provide detailed procedural explanations and must have the ability to exercise discretion regarding confidential matters.

Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Complete a quarterly recruitment strategic plan report which will include an online presence, involve community marketing, creative new methods to recruit applicants to fill open Transportation Department positions.
  • Report bi-annually on the results of recruitment strategies that have been implemented and impact they have had on reducing the number of open positions.
  • Developing and conducting recruitment outreach.
  • Process job requisitions and coordinate with hiring manager(s) to determine best recruiting process for position(s).
  • Source, screen, interview applicants keeping good notes.
  • Coordinate appropriate employment testing and conducts employment verification as needed.
  • Extend verbal and written contingent job offers.
  • Coordinate background checks and new-hire drug testing.
  • Conduct orientations and on-boarding of all processes for new employees.
  • Follow up with the related clerical aspects of employment, such as completing of employment forms, notifying the department and Human Resources of employee’s starting date and the requisition the employee is filling, etc.
  • Working with the Benefits Department, coordinate the scheduling of new employee’s benefits orientation.
  • Complete weekly report on employment activity.
  • When needed, partner with Human Resources to provide company District representation at unemployment hearings.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in human resources management, business, public administration, and/or other related fields and one year of HR experience; or an Associate’s Degree or equivalent and two years of progressively responsible human resources management experience, or any similar combination of education and experience.

Must have intermediate proficiency within Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and some familiarity with specialized databases.

Preferred Education and Experience

SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) credential.

Work Environment The Recruiter typically operates in a professional office environment and will routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phContinueones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Travel Travel may be occasional for this position.

AAP/EEO Statement

HR Answers, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Benefits ManagerApply Now

We’re seeking a Benefits Manager for a direct hire role for one of our clients whose organization’s headquarters is located in Vancouver, WA.


The Benefits Manager is responsible for the administration of employee benefits this role provides special guidance and assistance to all locations on various employee benefit plans. The Benefits Manager surveys industry and/or community to determine company’s competitive position in employee benefits and in particular develops, recommends and installs approved, new or modified plans and employee benefits policies and supervises administration of existing plans. Additionally, the Benefits Manager will develop cost control procedures to assure maximum coverage at the least possible cost to company and employee.


  • Administer employee benefits and retirement plans; medical, dental, vision plans; life insurance plans; temporary disability programs.
  • Evaluate and compare existing company benefits with those of other employers by analyzing other plans, surveys and other sources of information. Plan, develop and/or participate in area and industry surveys. Analyze results of surveys and develop specific recommendations for review by management.
  • Develop specifications for new plans or modify existing plans to maintain company’s competitive position in labor market
  • Recommend classes of eligible employees for new or modified plans. Develop census data and solicit insurance companies for quotations. Evaluates quotation and make recommendations to management and develop company cost information for new plans and make premium cost share recommendations to management.
  • Install approved new plans or changes to existing plans by preparing announcement materials, plan summary documents and other media for communicating plans to employees. Conduct employee meetings and arrange for enrollment and advise and counsel management and employees on existing benefits.
  • Prepare and execute, with legal consultation, benefits documentation, such as original and amended plan texts, benefit agreements and insurance policies. Instruct insurance carriers, trustees and other administrative agencies outside the company to effect changes in benefits program. Ensure prompt and accurate compliance.
  • Assist in the development of company proposals for employee benefits. Obtain and prepare cost data for company proposals.
  • Assure company compliance with provisions of Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Affordable Care Act. Supervise preparation of reports and applications required by law to be filed with federal and state agencies, such as Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, insurance commissioners, and other regulatory agencies. Review and analyze changes to state and federal laws pertaining to benefits, and report necessary or suggested changes to management.
  • Develop benefits information and statistical and census data for actuaries, insurance carriers and management.
  • Maintain contact in person, and by phone or mail, with hospitals, physicians, insurance companies, employees, and beneficiaries to facilitate proper and complete utilization of benefits for all employees.
  • Supervise maintenance of enrollment and claims records for all benefits plans.


  • Effortlessly lead and manage under pressure.
  • Possess the capacity to think strategically and implement strategic initiatives.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, train and implement.
  • Capable of seeing the “big picture” and be detail-oriented, as well.
  • Be creative, innovative, and progressive; be a good problem solver.
  • Excel in communication both verbal and written, in a clear concise manner.
  • Strength in managing time and meeting deadlines.
  • Content to work independently with minimal direction.
  • Knowledge of State, Federal and accreditation laws and standards.
  • Ability to objectively collect and analyze data.
  • Strong interpersonal and ability to engage with diverse staff.


A bachelor’s degree and three years of experience in benefits administration or, five plus years of experience managing benefits in a multi-state, multi-facility environment, or an equivalent number of years of experience and education.

SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) preferred.

Company offers a competitive salary and a benefit package that includes paid time off and the opportunity to elect healthcare, dental, vision and disability benefits; as well as life insurance, a 401k plan with company match and an employee assistance program.



If you are interested in this position, please email a cover letter and resume with “Benefits Manager” in the subject line to:


Corporate Payroll ManagerApply Now

JOB TITLE: Corporate Payroll Manager

REPORTS TO: VP, Human Resources

LOCATION: Salem, Oregon (4 minutes off of I-5, across from the Salem Airport)

CLASSIFICATION: Salaried, Exempt

HOURS: Full-time, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Join a fun, energetic team as the Corporate Payroll Manger. Lead a 3-person payroll team and direct the implementation of new databases.

This is a farmer-owned cooperative that grows, harvests, processes, and distributes high quality, healthy, frozen vegetables (non-GMO), fruits and soups. Their farms are located on over 35,000 acres in the Pacific Northwest. Headquartered in Salem, Oregon, they are Oregon’s largest fruit and vegetable processor, with 5 facilities in the Willamette Valley. They employ 1,200 full-time employees and 2,000 seasonal employees during the processing season.


  • Process multi-employer and multi-state payroll using Kronos Workforce Ready, both salaried and hourly (union and non-union), on a weekly and bi-weekly basis, including garnishments, benefits and taxes according to federal and state wage and hour regulations.
  • Direct the implementation of Kronos Workforce Ready for hourly employees.
  • Complete the Kronos Workforce Ready implementation for salaried employees, which went live on 1/1/2018.
  • Answer general payroll inquiries from employees.
  • Prepare and/or create payroll-related reports as needed.
  • Ensure proper government reporting and compliance.
  • Audit vacation and sick time accruals.
  • Manage year-end W-2 processing.
  • Assist with year-end ACA 1095-C and 1094-C reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Healthy, high quality and tasty products.
  • Really, really nice people to work with.
  • Wear jeans Monday – Friday [and shorts, T-shirts, and boat shoes or sneakers on weekends].
  • Beautiful office building, with private office and free parking.
  • Two-minute drive to an awesome teriyaki chicken & vegetable rice bowl
  • Opportunity to add value and do good stuff.
  • Chance to help feed America.
  • And salary, bonus, and recently enhanced benefits.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years’ experience processing payroll in a medium to large company.
  • Familiarity with multi-state payroll.
  • Prefer experience with mainstream payroll software (ideally Kronos).
  • Certified Payroll Professional preferred.
  • Proven project management and supervisory skills.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills.
  • Very good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines while maintaining composure.
  • Solid skills in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Wage & Hour law knowledge helpful.
  • Experience with union labor agreements helpful.
  • Experience processing garnishments, preferably in Oregon and Washington.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; very organized; high attention to detail.
  • Willingness to embrace change and learn new skills, tools and
  • Willingness to work some evenings and technology.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Sense of humor.
  • All new employee hiring is contingent upon passing a drug screen.

This is a full-time role with competitive pay and the client provides great benefits. To apply please send your resume and cover letter.

Construction Project CoordinatorApply Now

One of our clients is seeking a full time Project Coordinator for a professional office located in Tualatin, OR.

Primary responsibilities are clerical support including reception, customer service, and administrative or accounting support duties.

Position: Roofing Project Coordinator

Employment Status: Temp to Hire, Full-time Non-exempt


  • Answer phones, take messages and transfer customers to the appropriate staff member
  • Take service requests from customers and accurately input into PM software
  • Coordinate project details, production team communication and updates daily.
  • Assist Project Manager with project logistics such as ordering Permits, Material Orders, Equipment Rental, Supplies and Drop boxes, etc.
  • Process Purchases Orders and Receiving in Sage.
  • Upload pictures and documents on to the server
  • Scan in documents when needed
  • Light filing when needed
  • Coordinate delivery and/or pickup of jobsite materials, equipment, and dumpsters
  • Data entry of project cost and estimates from Schedule of Values into Dataforma and Sage/Timberline systems
  • Manage all job files in organized fashion and in a timely manner
  • Give out purchase order numbers
  • Reconcile and update purchase orders for accounting
  • Approval of work orders for invoicing
  • Prepare presentation packages
  • Update Operations department forms and information for production team use
  • Other tasks as needed by project manager/ operations manager
  • Be a good role model of the company’s culture


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • 2+ years of administrative experience
  • Familiarity with construction environment a plus
  • Experience with DataForma or Sage Construction is a plus

Application Support TechnicianApply Now

One of our clients, a Pacific Northwest software company, believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to its success and that those contributions should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. The company headquarters is in Portland, OR, but this position can be worked remotely. Come join a team where collaboration is the norm and diligence to supply client solutions is rewarded.

Application Support Technician Work Location: Remote

Reports To: Vice President Exempt – Salary is DOE/E

General Position Summary

Support clients in the use of the company’s software products.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities

  • Work with clients to determine requirements for customization and configuration for data manipulation within our applications
  • Interactions with clients, co-workers, vendors, partners and others are respectful and professional
  • Configure and test customization and create database updates for clients using proprietary tools
  • Test implementations efficiently and with appropriate thoroughness before delivering to clients
  • Provide client support for applications and customization
  • Manage customization and support tasks
  • Coordinate tasks with co-workers
  • Document tasks and communications with clients
  • Determine billing information and communicate to clients and accounting department as appropriate

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Work with others to maintain and improve company processes
  • Application testing
  • Support co-workers
  • Follow security policies

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates degree in Computer Science or the equivalent education/experience
  • Successful experience supporting clients involving extended interaction
  • The ability to manage time and tasks independently
  • Strong communication skills
  • The ability to solve problems involving breaking a complex problem into smaller steps
  • Create database queries for Select, Update, Delete
  • The ability to learn to use new software tools
  • The ability to review work and verify that it satisfies specified requirements
  • Competent with standard business software: Word, Excel, Outlook

Preferred Qualifications

  • Intermediate query skills, e.g. create queries that join multiple tables; create basic SQL queries
  • Additional SQL skills – for example, Update and Insert with multiple tables.
  • Database management skills, including handling of databases in SQL Server
  • Technical skills such as basic programming, database skills, HTML, jQuery
  • One-year experience working with healthcare eligibility or similar field

Salary is depending on experience, education, and aptitude and our client’s company offers excellent benefits. To apply for this direct hire exempt role, please email HR Answers your cover letter and resume.

SR Compensation SpecialistApply Now

Job Summary

Sr. Compensation Specialist

Creates/implements progressive compensation solutions based on total rewards philosophy resulting in a competitive advantage in terms of talent acquisition and retention success, which includes base salary administration as well as incentive and recognition programs as needed.


  • In collaboration with the HR team develops, plans and implements total rewards programs that support rewards strategy including performance management, base pay, and variable pay as approved.
  • Coordinates and administers programs for leadership, clinical, and support services jobs including base compensation, short-term incentive and deferred compensation.
  • Prepares compensation policies and procedures as well as education and informational training and communication (both written and electronic). Collaborate with the HR team in communication and training for leadership and staff.
  • Coordinates the development of materials and provides training to staff within the HR group, collaborating to establish processes that measurably quantify service delivery quality, accuracy and timeliness of service.
  • Researches and assesses vendor partners for compensation programs and initiatives and ensures that agreed upon service levels are met.
  • Conducts analysis and market research to support the development of bargaining proposals for caregiver compensation, and analyzes union compensation demands. Obtains and prepares cost data for company and union proposals and final settlements.
  • As compensation subject matter expert, resolves escalated, complex compensation issues and questions. Ensures compliance with all organizational policies, state and federal laws and other regulatory agencies.
  • Participate in the analysis, on boarding and integration of other organizations as a result of growth strategies.
  • Participate in the development and testing of system upgrades, or implementation of new systems affecting human resources and compensation processes.
  • Partner with the HR leadership to plan, develop and implement re-organizations related to job profiles, market pricing, titling, and individual caregiver mapping.


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field required, or a combination of education, training and applicable experience.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING: Seven years in-depth experience in a progressively responsible and complex compensation role with program development, project management and delivery of related training required.

Experience in Lawson and/or Crystal report writing strongly preferred. Proficient level of technical expertise in Excel, Word, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Certified Compensation Professional preferred.

This is a full time temp-to-hire role and our client has competitive pay and great benefits.

Payroll SpecialistApply Now

Job Summary

On behalf of one of our clients we’re seeking a Payroll Specialist for a direct-hire role.

Essential Functions

· Compile payroll data such as garnishments, vacation time, insurance and 401(k) deductions, fringe benefits and other payroll deductions. Compute necessary adjustments for accurate payroll.

· Poll electronic time clocks (E-time software) and review payroll batches for completeness and accuracy.

· Process payroll accurately and timely through the HRIS system in a multi-state corporate environment.

· Compile internal management reports from payroll system software.

· Understand how the HRIS system functions and is set up. This position is the team expert on the HRIS system.

· Research payroll tax regulations, review all payments and data discrepancies with federal, state and local agencies, and work with tax agencies as well as internal staff for resolution.

· Interact with supervisors of all departments as required to verify data and resolve discrepancies.

Other Responsibilities:

· Assist with balancing of payroll accounts by resolving payroll discrepancies

· Analyze and respond to inquiries from employees regarding paycheck amounts, deductions, leave accruals, direct deposit, and other concerns

· Create accurate reports from the HRIS system

· Interact with other departments and employees with professionalism and an emphasis on a high level of customer service

· Work with the HRIS system to ensure that the company is compliant with federal, state, and local legal requirements, establishing state tax, unemployment tax and local city/territory accounts as necessary. Responsible for monitoring and completing tax filings as necessary.

· Maintain employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping payroll and other HR information confidential

· May participate in ad-hoc or ongoing payroll or accounting projects at the direction of the HR Director, General Counsel, Controller, or CFO etc.



· 5+ years payroll experience, 3+ years payroll processing experience in large, mulit-state environment

· Must have experience with multi-state payroll, garnishments, and automated timesheets

· Experience with payroll tax issues

· Additional consideration will be given to candidates with Paylocity payroll experience

· Ability to work on multiple tasks under tight deadlines in a fast paced environment

· Comfort and ability to understand HRIS systems – how the function, learn how the system is built and how it works. This position will be responsible for creating custom fields in the system, running multiple reports (often with very quick deadlines), and building new companies in the system.

· Exposure to payroll related accounting responsibilities

· Strong written and verbal skills

· High level of competence with Microsoft suite, but particularly Outlook, Excel and Word

· Strong customer service skills

· Must be a self-starter with a strong work ethic and work with a sense of urgency to complete tasks

This is a full-time role with competitive pay and the client provides great benefits. To apply please send your resume and cover letter.

HR GeneralistApply Now

Job Summary

On behalf of one of our clients HR Answers is seeking a Human Resource Generalist to perform HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with management to carry out responsibilities in the following functional areas: Employee relations, recruitment, onboarding/orientation, policy implementation, benefits administration, training, performance management, and employment law compliance.

Scope of Responsibility:

The HR Generalist is familiar with department operations and is able to work with minimal assistance. The HR Generalist sets precedent within limits and administers operating rules and procedures and performs advanced troubleshooting and analyses, using judgment to select from multiple alternatives, which have a significant impact on the organization. The HR Generalist must frequently interact with other employees and outside vendors to provide detailed procedural explanations and may occasionally negotiate basic agreements. Must also have the ability to exercise discretion regarding confidential matters.

Work Environment

This role operates in a professional office environment that routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


Responsibilities and Duties

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Human Resource Generalist

  • Administers HR plans and procedures for all organization personnel; assists in the development/implementation of personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains the employee handbook and the policies and procedures manual.
  • Participates in developing department goals, objectives and systems.
  • Administers the compensation program; monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
  • Performs benefits administration, including claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment and communicating benefits information to employees.
  • Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt and nonexempt personnel, and temporary employees; conducts new-employee orientations; monitors career-pathing program; and writes and places advertisements.
  • Handles employee relations counseling; outplacement counseling as needed.
  • Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars.
  • Maintains company organization charts and the employee directory.
  • Assists in evaluation of reports, decisions and results of department in relation to established goals. Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to continually improve efficiency of the department and services performed.
  • Maintains HR information system records and compiles reports from databases.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations.
  • Conducts exit interviews, analyzes data and makes recommendations to the management team for corrective action and continuous improvement.
  • Maintains all employee and applicant documentation as dictated by governing agencies.
  • Manages and tracks all employee disciplinary action.
  • Coaches, counsels and guides managers before executing employee disciplinary actions.
  • Maintains and processes all Unemployment Notices of Entitlement and potential charges in a timely, efficient manner. Attends unemployment hearings when necessary.
  • Monitors tardy and absenteeism reports and ensures proper documentation is issued on employees who have excessive tardiness or absenteeism problems. Reports vacation, sick, personal day and holiday use to payroll and scheduling. Maintains and distributes report of same.
  • Maintains employee personnel files.
  • Maintains, updates and distributes the employee phone list.
  • Ensures compliance with USCIS Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification; periodically audits Forms I-9.
  • Distributes and monitors employee performance evaluations and ensures they are done in a timely manner.
  • Updates, monitors and maintains eligible salary adjustments/increases based on evaluations.
  • Reports, maintains and monitors all workers’ compensation case files; follows-up on open cases.
  • Administers COBRA for group health plans.
  • Maintains and coordinates employee recognition programs.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department.

Qualifications and Skills

Minimum Qualifications

An associate degree and four years of HR experience, or a bachelor’s degree in business administration or HR management and two years of experience in the HR field, or six years of experience in the HR field, or any similar combination of education and experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’ degree in human resources or related field.
  • SHRM Certified Professional or SHRM Senior Certified Professional credential.