Founded in 1989, Inspiration Corporation's mission is to assist individuals and families affected by homelessness, extreme poverty and recent incarceration. In an atmosphere of dignity & respect, Inspiration Corporation provides housing, supportive services and employment programs to more than 2,500 individuals and families each year.
At Inspiration Corporation, employees live the agency mission by demonstrating the following core values. Inspiration Corporation believes that these core values are what make the organization one of Chicago's leading facilitators of personal transformation, and a rewarding place to work:
Act with compassion
Pursue growth and learning
Take care of ourselves so we can help others
Work greater together
Create a fun and productive environment
The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for developing and leading agency human resources programs by providing operational and strategic services and expertise, including talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, compensation & benefits, training and development, employee relations and retention, performance management, records management, safety and health, and legal compliance.
Must demonstrate Inspiration Corporation’s core values.
Exhibit professionalism and high standards in all aspects of performance and communication.
Ensure the efficient and effective provision of services with dignity and respect in accordance with the agency’s mission.
Work collaboratively with other departments as appropriate to support program outcomes and agency goals.
Participate in all relevant agency activities for training, information sharing, etc.
Participate in HR Non-Profit Directors Group and other networking opportunities
Recruitment & On-Boarding
Craft and post job announcements and source targeted networks to recruit talent, including LinkedIn, membership associations, universities, career fairs and community outreach initiatives.
Interact with potential candidates to perform phone screens, schedule interviews, describe the organization & position, make offers, negotiate salary, and explain agency benefits.
Coach managers on proper interview techniques and participate in interviews when needed.
Develop and administer onboarding program, including new hire paperwork, orientation meetings, benefits enrollment, etc.
Compensation & Benefits
Manage, administer, and evaluate benefit plans offerings, including health, dental, vision, life, Health Savings Account, 401k and PTO benefits.
Maintain relationship with benefits broker.
Lead annual open enrollment process and create messaging strategy to educate staff on benefits renewals and plan changes.
Ensure benefits reporting compliance, including ACA reporting, 5500 filing, and distribution of required benefits notifications.
Complete annual comp & benefits survey and analyze data. Develop agency compensation strategy to recruit and retain talent.
Work with Finance team to reconcile benefit accounts.
Lead the Connecting And Recognizing Employees (CARE) committee to develop workplace culture and employee engagement and plan workplace celebrations.
Create employee surveys, analyze feedback, develop and implement strategic solutions.
Perform exit interviews and analyze data. Develop recommendations and implement strategy to continually enhance the employee experience.
Performance Management & Professional Development
Research and coordinate professional development trainings, including wellness, teambuilding, diversity, harassment and workplace soft skills. Negotiate training costs and evaluate training outcomes.
Train supervisors on management strategies, including hiring, onboarding, supervision, performance management and progressive discipline.
Coach staff on employee relations issues.
Coach supervisors on performance and conduct issues with staff. Lead investigations, advise on disciplinary action or performance improvement plans, and evaluate follow-up progress.
Risk Management & Legal Compliance
Research and develop employee organizational policies, ensuring compliance with all applicable federal, state and local employment laws.
Utilize latest data and current thinking/trends within the human resources field to inform the policy development process.
Update and maintain employee handbook.
Advise employees on workplace rights, including medical leave and workplace accommodations.
Manage workers compensations claims, including the collection of investigative information for insurance carrier.
Protest all unemployment insurance claims as needed, including written appeals and phone hearings.
Assist with audit preparation as needed.
HR Data & Records Management
Maintain complete and thorough employee files in neat and orderly filing system.
Enter and manage employee information and all changes/updates in Paylocity (payroll & HR database). Configure HRIS based on employer reporting needs.
Review employee demographics, FLSA classifications, and EEOC data housed within HRIS for accuracy and completeness
Process payroll in absence of Finance & Administration Coordinator.
Education, Experience & Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Management, Communications, Business or related field required. Two or more years Human Resources experience required. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel is required. Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification a plus. Excellent writing and communication skills and ability to exercise independent judgment required.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits, include 12 paid holidays, 24 PTO days per year, health, dental and vision insurance, HSA, and 401k with employer match.
In an atmosphere of dignity and respect, Inspiration Corporation assists individuals and families affected by homelessness, extreme poverty and recent incarceration.
Inspiration Corporation was founded in 1989 by Lisa Nigro, a police officer who was searching for a personal response to the people she encountered on her beat. Lisa borrowed her nephew's red wagon, filled it with coffee and sandwi...ches, and pulled it around the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, offering a little dignity and respect to the people she encountered.
Over time, the wagon grew into a bus, and eventually a full-service cafe, where men and women experiencing homelessness could sit down, order off a menu, and be served. In the years that followed, Inspiration Corporation expanded its services beyond simply meals, to include case management, supportive services, housing and job training.
Inspiration Corporation's mission, core values and dynamic culture create an exciting and rewarding workplace. Join our team, and be inspired.