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HR Generalist II

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Department: Human Resources
Posted: 12-07-2016
Location Name: Los Angeles
Wage: Depends on Experience
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Shift: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Position Title: HR Generalist II Position Type: Non-Represented
Department: Human Resources FLSA: Non-Exempt
Shift: 9:00am - 5:00pm Minimum Starting Salary:
Posted: 12/07/2016 Location: Los Angeles
Job ID 660

POSITION PURPOSE: The HR Generalist will report to the Director of Employee Relations and support the employee relations, performance management, and general Human Resources functions. This role will be a trusted partner for internal staff and play a key role in building credible relationships while supporting broader Human Resources initiatives.



(This section provides a general summary of the most significant job duties performed and the average percent of time spent on each function.  It does not explain in detail every single duty performed.)

  • Perform professional level human resources work and carry out responsibilities in the areas of employee relations, employee engagement, and performance management for both union and non-union staff.
  • Provide counsel to employees on the appropriate interpretation of company policies, processes.
  • Ensure consistent application and compliance with all SAG-AFTRA human resources practices and union contracts.
  • Provide advice to managers and supervisors regarding employee relations and performance issues.
  • Will support the Employee Communications Strategist by distributing and posting organization wide messaging via Intranet and additional channels when required.
  • Maintain performance management system including supporting the bi-annual appraisal cycle which includes reviewing appraisals for fairness and consistency, acting as a point of contact for appraisal program questions, running ad hoc reports and data entry.
  • Will support a seamless onboarding experience for all new-hires, including post-hire 30 day and 60 day assessments. Act as a back-up for initial onboarding activities.
  • Prepare analysis and reports relying on data in ADP & Qlikview.
  • Conduct exit interviews and coordinate documentation for staff separations. 
  • Assist with EEO-1 reporting, documentation preparation, and coordination of meeting logistics.
  • Provide back-up coverage and support for the HR team and additional areas as needed
  • May conduct research to determine the effectiveness of personnel programs and policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



(The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.)

  • Knowledge of Human Resources best practices and ability to ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to Human Resources.
  • Superlative interpersonal skills: High degree of patience and tact, and must be able to cultivate respectful, strategic, and collaborative relationships with people from diverse backgrounds; both internally and externally.
  • Strong knowledge of HRIS systems.
  • Working knowledge of online performance management applications preferred.
  • Proficient in PC applications and Internet based systems.
  • Exceptional time management, project management, prioritization, and organizational skills required.
  • Is self-motivated, energetic and able to partner effectively with staff and leadership to gain their respect and trust.
  • Able to use sound judgment, discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Able to work effectively in a fast paced, multi-faceted environment with rapidly changing demands.
  • Strong administrative abilities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Able to organize, prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks under daily deadlines.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Hold yourself and others accountable for a high level of performance and integrity. 
  • Must be able to work in a challenging environment where constructive feedback from others is encouraged.
  • Able to demonstrate an appreciation of worker rights impacting SAG-AFTRA members.
  • Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined at SAG-AFTRA’s sole discretion.
  • Must be available and willing to work extended hours  per day or per week, including weekends and holidays, as SAG-AFTRA determines is necessary to meet its business needs.
  • Must be available and willing to travel to such locations and with such frequency as SAG-AFTRA determines is necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.



Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or a related field, and 5 years of progressive Human Resources experience, or 8 years of relevant Human Resources experience.
  • A minimum of 1 year of employee relations experience required.
  • Union experience a plus.

Certificates, licenses, and/or registrations:

  • PHR or SHRM certification a plus.



  • Microsoft Word and Excel tests (basic, intermediate and advanced) – passing score: 76%
  • HR Generalist Writing Test