In an atmosphere of dignity and respect, Inspiration Corporation helps people who are affected by homelessness and poverty to improve their lives and increase self-sufficiency through the provision of social services, employment training and housing. Since 1989, Inspiration Corporation has assisted thousands of individuals and families affected by homelessness, extreme poverty and recent incarceration each year - serving as a catalyst for self-reliance.
At Inspiration Corporation, employees live this mission by demonstrating the following Core Values. Inspiration Corporation believes that these Core Values are what makes the organization one of Chicago’s leading facilitators of personal transformation, and a great 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. The HR Generalist reports to the CFO, and is the sole HR position within the agency working with a staff of approximately 50 employees.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
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 & ONBOARDING
Craft and post job announcements and source targeted networks to recruit talent, including 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 types of leave 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.
Be the catalyst for workplace culture and develop a plan for employee engagement opportunities (i.e. workplace celebrations, holiday party, summer picnic, employee trainings, and activities)
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 corrective action.
Coach staff on employee relations issues and lead mediations.
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.
Update and maintain employee handbook.
Utilize latest data and current thinking/trends within the human resources field to inform the policy development process.
Advise employees on workplace rights, including medical leave and workplace accommodations.
Assist the CFO with GL/Umbrella/Auto/D&O/Crime/WC policy insurance renewals and related issues.
Manage workers compensations and other insurance claims, including the collection of investigative information for insurance carrier.
Protest all unemployment insurance claims as needed, including written appeals and phone hearings.
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.
Assist with audit preparation as needed.
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/SPHR) certification a plus.
Excellent writing and communication skills and ability to exercise independent judgment required.
TO APPLY please submit resume and cover letter.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401k with company match, health savings account, generous PTO package and 12 paid holidays.
About Inspiration Corporation
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 sandwiches, 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.