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Human Resources Generalist
Summary
Title:Human Resources Generalist
ID:122463
Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities
Department:Human Resources & Total Rewards
Location:Londonderry, NH
Country:United States
Zip/Postal Code:03053
Description
Liberty Utilities, a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp, is a $10+ billion North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility. The distribution business group provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada. Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.

Summary: Reporting to the Manager, Human Resources, and the Human Resources Generalist will focus on the day-to-day HR issues within Utilities New Hampshire. The HR Generalist position serves as the first point of contact for employees and managers in providing support for HR related questions and concerns. The HR Generalist supports the HR department to ensure the strategy, initiatives and activities reflect business needs and priorities, in efforts to establish a business partnership with their customer base.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Administer/manage all day-to-day HR activities for Liberty NH, including policy and program management, communications, recruiting, compensation, training and employee/labor relations (union and non-union employees).
  • Maintains knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures policies, procedures and reporting are in compliance.
  • Manage the new employee onboarding program and educational/training programs such as the e-learning program, benefits, diversity, management training, etc.
  • Assist in pension administration and retiree benefits
  • Administer all recruitment cycle elements including posting, pre-screening, interviewing, testing, offer letter process and file administration
  • Manage the drug and alcohol testing procedures and employment background check process
  • Liaise with Regional payroll department regarding new employee set-up, status changes, benefit inquires etc.
  • Assist in all Culture and Engagement activities
  • Advise managers and employees on the interpretation of personnel policies, compensation and benefit programs.
  • Administer and communicate employee relations programs such as service awards, Liberty Days, recognition programs, etc.
  • Assist in the data collection for affirmative action planning, rate cases, audits, and budgets.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 3-5 years of progressive HR generalist experience, including supporting multiple sites
  • Bachelor’s Degree required and HR certification a plus
  • Strong understanding and experience in all aspects of U.S. employment law.
  • Labor relations experience, including experience in building a collaborative working environment and supporting contract negotiations and grievance administration is a plus
  • Proven ability to build strong working relationships internally and external of organization
  • Excellent communication skills; known as an impactful and innovative communicator
  • Strong change management skills; experience implementing HR programs and initiatives
  • Innovative and creative; demonstrated experience in increasing employee engagement
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Some travel required to various Liberty New Hampshire locations
  • Strong organizational skills; able to establish and maintain new processes and procedures to enhance operational efficiencies
  • Flexible and able to handle multiple activities in parallel
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; able to handle sensitive inquires with tact and maintain confidentiality
  • Advanced computer skills with a strong focus on MS Excel
  • A valid passport is required for international travel
  • Valid Driver’s license

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to building a diverse workforce as it values the knowledge, diversity and performance of our employees to make us a great company.‚Äč Our Company strives to provide equal opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the HR Representative.

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