Human Resources Generalist

The Economist

New York City Metropolitan Area (Hybrid) Remote

Full time

Human Resources

Mar 9

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About the job

The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from The Economist magazine and its website to events, research and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.

Currently we are seeking an HR Generalist to join our Americas HR team. In this role you will provide support to all functional areas of the New York based human resources department including but not limited to benefits administration, maintenance of HRIS systems, payroll and reporting, recruitment, and project work. The HR Generalist will represent the department to the workforce, management and external vendors.

How you will contribute:

  • Administer employee health, welfare and defined contribution plans for the US
  • Process enrollment transactions and coordinates with payroll and insurance providers to maintain accurate deductions and record keeping
  • Manage open enrollment processes to include the distribution of materials from carriers, communicating changes to employees, arranging for on-site representation by providers, and conduct employee presentations
  • Manage the employment life-cycle including ensuring that the on-boarding and exit process and administration across all platforms are completed in a timely and accurate manner
  • Conduct new employee orientation for all new employees including executives
  • Create employee correspondence to include: offer, promotion, salary change and employment verification letters as needed
  • Process HRIS data and ensure accurate entry in ADP and on PeopleHub. Serve as the primary conduit of information between Economist employee data and The Economist Group HR colleagues in London
  • Prepare reports and provide insights on employee data
  • Manage all payroll cycle changes and consistent updates within the HRIS systems along with oversee and administer all time off requests as well as time-sheets for non-exempt employees
  • Resolve discrepancies with carriers, payroll and the company in a timely manner
  • Provide guidance on benefits or general HR matters and know when to escalate to senior level HR leadership
  • Manage all leaves of absence including disability leaves in accordance to Group’s policies
  • Contribute to and assist with local and global annual and cyclical HR projects, including the annual salary and appraisal process
  • Manage Non-payroll worker process through effective communication with hiring manager; coordinate with third party vendor as well as HRIS processes
  • Complete annual EEO-1 and AAP report submissions
  • Take ownership of your tasks and introduce new ideas to evolve your processes and procedures

The ideal skills for this role are:

  • An Associates degree, BA/BS is essential
  • Experience working in a similar position
  • Delivery of great service to your customers with it being a key focus in all that you do
  • Problem solving, you can identify issues and find solutions with an excellent attention to detail
  • A collaborative approach to working, both internally within the team and with your business stakeholders of all levels
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal skills and presentation abilities with the ability to effectively communicate with individuals both internal and external to the organization
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task with competing priorities
  • Knowledge of HR compliance and concepts, practices and procedures
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. User experience of SAGE, PeopleSoft and ADP Workforce Now desirable
  • That you like learning, are curious and are always looking for opportunities to improve and develop
  • A flair for introducing new ideas for continuous improvement of the employee experience
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