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HR Generalist

Company: Skokie Public Library
Location: Skokie
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

As the HR Generalist, you will develop, implement, and manage talent acquisition, recruitment initiatives, onboarding, and orientation. You will coordinate the library's training and development efforts including assessing needs, establishing curriculum and evaluating outcomes, as well as creating, maintaining, and updating training documents and related materials. You will work in collaboration with the Human Resources Manager on strategy development and implementation of HR initiatives. Essential Functions:

  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality in all HR and library matters.
  • Recruiting: Conduct full cycle recruiting, including advertising roles on diverse job boards, local colleges, and appropriate listservs, screening candidates by reviewing resumes and performing phone screens, performing reference checks, monitoring and reporting drug/background check results. Assist in developing recruiting strategies. Participate in interviews as needed.
  • Training and Development: Contributes to the assessment of library-wide training and organizational needs and the development of strategies to meet these needs by collaborating with key stakeholders to identify job tasks and knowledge/performance gaps. Develops and maintains project plans in-line with ADDIE. Designs and establishes the curriculum for need-based and outcome-oriented training and educational programs for all library staff, to develop, maintain, and enhance skills and knowledge and increase their capacity for basic and professional development. Conducts training needs analysis to identify the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to complete job tasks efficiently and effectively. Recommends, designs, and develops creative learning solutions that may include in-house design and implementation, professional services, use of existing and developing technologies, collaborative efforts with other organizations to leverage resources, self-paced learning modules, or other innovative methods. Develops an effective instructional strategy/learning plan and design documents for each learning intervention based upon established learning objectives and the characteristics of a given target audience. Leads and participates in special projects, including the piloting of new and emerging learning technologies, learning effectiveness, learning metrics, course deliver, etc. Responsible for planning and executing staff training day(s) with assistance of a committee. Establishes evaluative measures to assess the effectiveness of programs and makes future recommendations accordingly. Effectively manages interactions with stakeholders, including meeting facilitation, expectations setting, and on-going project correspondence. Effectively and successfully manages multiple projects to achieve project goals and meet deadlines. Works collaboratively with stakeholders to achieve project goals. Manages training records to support program management and effectiveness, including tracking and coordinating annual calendar of training events and compliance.
  • Onboarding and Orientation: Organizes and facilitates onboarding of new hires, including processing necessary paperwork, implementing and managing a buddy program, and ensuring a successful onboarding and orientation experience for new staff and transitioning staff.
  • Approve payroll for processing and provide guidance on proper time recording practices and procedures.
  • Maintains current knowledge of library and other relevant fields (e.g., employment law, HR best practices and trends, instructional design, education, employee engagement, organizational culture).
  • Regular, predictable, and punctual attendance. Some remote work may be possible. Other Responsibilities:
    • May serve on library committees
    • Other HR-related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications: (Education, experience, and any other certification)
      • A bachelor's degree in human resources or relevant work experience
      • At least 2 years of HR experience
      • SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, or SPHR certification(s)
      • Experience in learning and development, recruitment, and employee engagement Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
        • Broad cultural competency knowledge and skills, and ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse workforce and community
        • Commitment to and demonstrated success discussing, integrating, and promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
        • Knowledge of federal, state, and local employment law
        • Knowledge of HR functions, best practices, and trends
        • Knowledge of adult learning theory and experience leading learning initiatives
        • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (or equivalent), including layout, design, graphics, and templates
        • Excellent facilitation/presentation skills
        • Excellent analytical skills
        • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written
        • Strong attention to detail and exceptional follow-through
        • Demonstrated ability to:
          • lead by influence, using solid judgement and decision making
          • connect with all types of people while maintaining professional/appropriate demeanor
          • source, assess, and recruit top talent
          • develop and maintain strong working relationships with content experts, consultants, management, and the library staff.
          • anticipate and creatively solve problems with a flexible mindset
          • work independently and handle multiple initiatives while meeting deadlines
          • positively adjust to change
          • Deep personal dedication to public services and strong customer service skills Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
            • Experience in a union environment
            • CPT and/or CPLP certification
            • Experience in project management
            • Experience with development of instructional materials and training using ADDIE process Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
              • Skill in the use of learning platforms and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)
              • Ability to plan and manage online training content development and course delivery programs
              • Multilingual skills in English plus another language(s) relevant to the Skokie community
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Keywords: Skokie Public Library, Skokie , HR Generalist, Human Resources , Skokie, Illinois

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