Human Resources Specialist

Dairy Farmers of America

New Britain, CT

Under general supervision, assist employees and the Human Resources (HR) team in delivering a full spectrum of HR services, including recruitment, payroll, leave management, onboarding, employee transactions, and possibly safety or other related areas. Serve as a resource for employees and answer general HR questions. Process personnel information and handle highly confidential material.



· Administer payroll processing (e.g., tracking, auditing, transmitting, and correcting payroll transactions)

· Perform recruiting activities for the location such as resume screening, scheduling interviews, reference checks, background check/testing completion, etc.

· Assist the HR team and management to identify creative sourcing and hiring strategies and tactics to support staffing needs

· Coordinate the recruitment and onboarding of temporary employees in partnership with established contingent staffing agencies according to location needs

· Coordinate travel for candidates traveling outside of the area. Submit expense reports for candidates with expenses accrued while traveling for interviews

· Assist with or facilitate the new hire onboarding process

· Coordinate new employee orientation for new hires; ensure new hire paperwork is complete including tax documents, I-9, E-verify, etc.

· Serve as a liaison to employees with employee benefits questions; assist with new hire benefit enrollment and open enrollment

· Submit terminations and employee changes to payroll in a timely manner

· Facilitate leave management to ensure smooth transactions between employees, leave management system, payroll, and benefits

· Maintain employee personnel files, recruiting documentation, employment verification, benefits information, and other documentation as required; track and follow-up on any missing documentation as needed

· Respond to HR inquiries either directly to the requesting party or provide background information for HR management team members regarding the inquiry

· Serve as a liaison for corporate communications and post/distribute communications as appropriate

· Maintain required employment law postings in assigned location

· Support employee engagement process and actively participate in/plan/recommend employee recognition or appreciation events

· Coordinate training activities; ensure that new hire and employee training is completed in a timely manner and attend monthly DairyU coordinator meetings

· Complete unemployment claims in required timeframe

· The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required