• Sr. Human Resources Generalist

    Job Locations US-AZ-Phoenix
    Job ID
    Human Resources
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Updike Distribution Logistics provides innovative, cost-effective logistics services across virtually all realms of the supply chain spectrum. We have a unique capability to offer a full array of integrated, in-house logistics solutions, and we have the demonstrated skills to perform.  You can expect us to execute with a fundamental focus on efficiency and value, utilizing the principles of integrity and responsibility, in all that we do. At the end of the day, we exist to merely be an extension of our customers, and, as your entrusted partner, we stand resolute in achieving total success together.


    Our people help make up that success. Our team of extraordinary people has enabled us to grow and expand our reach, year after year, by making the collective, unwavering commitment to exceed the expectations of our customers each and every day. Simply put, our culture is purely one of service excellence.


    We are a team of highly motivated, fun, goal-oriented, bright individuals who continuously strive to offer our customers services to help meet their business goals and work toward building long-term partnerships. We need more people who share in that same philosophy. If you do, please continue to read about the awesome opportunity we have to offer another bright, fun, motivated individual.


    The Updike Distribution Logistics Human Resources team is looking to add a dynamic, fun, low-maintenance, service-oriented Sr. HR Generalist to our team. This position is based at our Phoenix corporate office located at 59th Avenue and Van Buren. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to move into management.


    What will you be doing?


    Aside from wearing multiple hats.....


    Administers various human resources plans and procedures for all organization employees

    Performs benefits administration, including claims resolution, change reporting, and communicating benefits information to employees.

    Interviews, screens, and recruit’s applicants to fill entry and exempt level positions

    Conducts employees exit interviews, analyzes data and makes recommendations to the management team for corrective action and continuous improvement

    Responds to employee relations issues, thoroughly seeing them through from beginning to end and give objective feedback confidently to all levels

    Assists the HR Director in preparing and maintaining the employee handbook and standard operating procedures for the department, revise as needed quarterly/annually

    Tracks and maintain the performance evaluation process for all employees; updating management on when evaluations are coming due (quarterly, mid-year, annually) and review performance evalutions providing coaching opportunities to management

    Maintains HR KPI’s such as turnover (by department, manager), time to fill, sourcing candidates

    Coordinate and facilitate the entire onboarding process; conducting background checks, setting up drug screens, I-9/E-Verify process, new employee entry into the HRIS

    Payroll functions such as processing ECN’s, garnishments and direct deposit in addition to assisting employees with questions pertaining to their paychecks, deductions, and hour (ideal candidate will have indepth knowledge in payroll laws and have prior payroll processing experience)

    Administering the Family Medical Leave Act process from beginning to end, thorough understanding of workers compensation, ADA, HIPPA, ERISA

    Ensure compliance in all regulatory logs and records (i.e. FMLA, OSHA, EEOC, EEO-1 filing)

    Maintains the HR team email and responds to requests within 24 hours of receipt

    Remain innovative and always seeking to remain competitive and on top of all HR trends and market standards

    Must be up to date with all state employment laws and implement them throughout the organization, hold management to their respective state laws

    Recruiting; including posting positions on job boards, phone screens, attending job fairs and updating the applicant tracking system. Maintain applicant tracking and prepare information required for Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) reporting

    Coordinates annual open enrollment benefit meetings, prepare benefit packets and assist with the reporting and enrolling employees into the carrier systems, works closely with brokers throughout the process

    Prior benefit administration is critical for this role as you will be the SME in everything benefits, working very closely with HR Director during renewals, recommending benefit programs, strategize with senior level management in creating a robust benefit package for employees

    Maintains human resources information system (HRIS) records and conducts self-audit reports to help assure data integrity

    Continuously evaluate existing work processes and prospective processes to ensure the most effective use of resources. Make recommendations for process improvements.

    Assist with the establishment and maintenance of various employee engagement programs or related special events

    Provides human resources policy guidance and interpretation to all levels

    Assist with unemployment claims and responses – act as back up to Coordinator

    Prepare employee verification correspondence – act as back up to Coordinator

    Coordinate between departments and operating units in resolving day-to-day administrative challenges

    Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of employee information

    Lead company audits

    Acts as secondary back-up to front desk phone coverage - act as back up to Coordinator

    Perform related administrative duties as assigned, company errands, travel to different facilities ins required with this position


    What will help make you successful in the position?


    Have an amazing work ethic!

    Be a strategic planner and innovative thinker - this is a fast pace enviornment

    Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities at once

    Must be a confident communicator, (including both written and verbal skills) and must be able to effectively present to all levels of the organization

    Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with all levels

    Ability to effectively interpret and understand complex issues, policies, and procedures and communicate them to employees and managers

    Attention to detail

    Exposure to state and federal employment law

    Excellent organizational, analytical, interpersonal, and customer service skills

    Handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced and high energy work environment

    Ability to work with limited direction

    High degree of integrity and ethical standards

    Must be self-directed, flexible, and able to prioritize work

    Ability to research information and analyze data to arrive at valid conclusions, recommendations and plans of action

    High tolerance for ambiguity and change are essential

    Prior experience supporting non-exempt employees


    Education and/or Experience:

    Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Human Resources (or a related field) is required

    Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a similar capacity

    ADP WorkforceNow experience is highly preferred

    PHR/SPHR preferred



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