HR Manager

    Posted: 02/16/2024



    At Lakeshirts, we have a pretty unique workplace culture & it's something we're super proud of. We're looking for an enthusiastic and seasoned HR Manager to become an integral part of our Life's Better Department (ie: Human Resources) and play a pivotal role in enhancing, energizing & contributing to that culture that makes us one of the best places to work (it's true, we've won awards for it).

    Operating from our Little Falls, MN facility, you'll also extend your support to our Falconer, NY location, ensuring seamless alignment with organizational objectives. As an essential member of our team, you'll be the go-to expert for employee inquiries, onboarding and exit processes, performance management, culture programs, employee-led committees, and all things people in the Life's Better Department (phew!).

    This role offers a unique opportunity to shape & contribute to a positive workplace culture and make a significant impact within the Life's Better Department by combining your passion for people, positive vibes, and puppies. Mostly the people & the positive vibes, but pups are definitely welcome here.

    If you live our value of TEAM through action and love working in a fast-paced environment where you don't ever look at the clock, this might be your perfect fit!

    Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9 am- 5 pm

    A Typical Day (job functions) | People + Communicate + Scheduling + Support + Organize

    Culture Champion:

    • Manage culture program awareness and maintain programs for supported sites
    • Assist in the publication of the HR Weekly newsletter
    • Chair employee-led committees
      • Coordinate employee and community events with the assistance of employee-led committee members
      • Coordinate employee and community event communication with marketing
      • Track committee expenses and ensure budget compliance
      • Tour coordination

    Recruitment, Onboarding, and Exit:

    • Manage end-to-end recruitment processes for both locations, finding the right seat on the bus for both internal and external candidates, including: developing job descriptions, job postings, screening, interviewing, and selection
    • Collaborate with hiring managers to identify staffing needs and ensure timely onboarding of new employees
    • Facilitate orientation sessions & onboarding processes to welcome and integrate new hires
    • Manage employee badge process for supported sites
    • Coordinate exit process for all employees, including exit surveys and administration of unemployment claims

    Employee Relations:

    • Serve as a point of contact for employee inquiries and concerns, fostering a positive work environment
    • Address and resolve employee relations issues in a timely and effective manner
    • Conduct investigations as needed and recommend appropriate actions

    Training and Development:

    • Collaborate with department leaders to identify training needs and coordinate training programs to enhance employee skills and knowledge
    • Collaborate with department leaders to create career development plans for employees

    Performance Management:

    • Support the performance management process, including: 90-day evaluations, performance evaluations, goal-setting, and feedback sessions
    • Provide guidance to managers on addressing performance issues and implementing improvement plans

    Benefits Administration/Resource:

    • Administer employee benefits programs, including: health insurance, retirement plans, and other employee perks
    • Assist employees with benefit-related inquiries and provide guidance during eligibility periods, including open enrollment

    HR Data Management:

    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date employee records and HR databases
    • Generate reports and analytics to support HR metrics and decision-making
    • Coordinate and proof leader weekly timecard approval for payroll processing
    • Maintain employee files, including filing and scanning as needed
    • Help update Life's Better Dept. (HR) SharePoint page

    HR Policies and Compliance:

    • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal employment laws and regulations
    • Communicate HR policies and procedures consistently across both locations (Little Falls & Falconer)
    • Conduct periodic audits to ensure adherence to policies and regulations
    • Other duties as assigned

    Skills (qualifications) | Adaptable + Team Attitude + Microsoft Proficient + Organization

    • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field
    • 3+ years of experience in HR roles with a focus on generalist responsibilities
    • Knowledge of employment laws and regulations
    • Experience in a multi-location HR role is a plus
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Enthusiast, positive, and innate drive to help others (WOWing our team members on the daily)
    • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel & Word required; experience in Workday and Google docs preferred
    • Experience in database management and record-keeping
    • Ability to work with a broad range of personalities and styles and consistently foster teamwork
    • Ability to maintain the highly confidential nature of HR work; proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion
    • Highly organized, timeline-driven, and detail-oriented
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, adaptable to change and shifts in daily priorities (NIMBLE)
    • Demonstrate resourcefulness and initiative in dealing with daily assignments
    • Ability to work independently, with capability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
    • Reliable, responsible, flexible, and responsive to directions
    • Must be able to handle multiple interruptions and follow through