Job Description Template: HR Generalist

How to Use This Template: Expertly craft a post for the open HR Generalist position at your organization using this BambooHR job description template as a guide. Simply work with your hiring managers to customize each section to fit your company’s vision for this role.

HR Generalist Job Description

Full-Time | Remote/Hybrid/Onsite | Location

$47,500–$85,000 (Suggested salary range for this role per Indeed)

Why [Company]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This is the perfect place to explain what you do and why your company is a great place to work! For example, here's our bio:

Our mission is simple: we want to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR has been recognized as a "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that makes an impact in the lives of HR pros and employees all over the world.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your company. For example:

As our HR generalist, you'll be involved in various HR tasks that serve as the backbone of our organization. Your responsibilities will include hiring and welcoming new team members, overseeing benefits and payroll, addressing employee concerns, and ensuring compliance with labor laws, as well asnurturing a positive work atmosphere. Your position is vital for maintaining our company's operations and guaranteeing the ongoing satisfaction of our employees.

What You'll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

  • Assist in the hiring process
  • Manage employee benefits and ensure timely payroll cycles
  • Answer questions and solve problems for employees
  • Evaluate employee performance and provide constructive feedback
  • Ensure compliance of local and national labor laws
  • Help employees learn and grow in their positions
  • Keep employee information up-to-date
  • Assist with HR special projects and initiatives

What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do their job effectively. For example:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or similar field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in human resources roles, with exposure to multiple HR functions
  • Strong understanding of employment laws and regulations, including EEO, ADA, FMLA, and FLSA
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills for interaction with employees across all company levels
  • Proficiency in HR software and Microsoft Office suite
  • Capable of handling confidential information with professionalism

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • HR certifications (SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, etc.)
  • Effective communication
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Adaptability
  • Time management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Creative problem solving

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

Our company's mission and values are rooted in integrity and guide every aspect of our organization, from how we serve our community to how we interact as a team. As we've grown throughout the years, our employees remain at the heart of our success. To show our appreciation, we offer a generous compensation package that includes the following:

  • Retirement: 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Healthcare: Medical, dental, vision, and mental wellness coverage
  • Life insurance: Group life insurance through our partner
  • Charitable giving: Donation matching to a charity of your choice
  • Time off: Flexible PTO policy with floating holidays
  • Remote program: Virtual team-building events, internet stipend, and ongoing support
  • Career development: Professional development reimbursement program
  • Family care: Parental leave for all new parents

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying.

We're committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all candidates, without discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Following the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new hires must verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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