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Human Resources Generalist, Operations - West Elm

Date: Jun 7, 2019

Location: Brooklyn, NY, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WE-15628
Area of Interest: Human Resources
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: West Elm
Position Type: Full-time


Human Resources Generalist -- west elm

Who we are:
Born in Brooklyn in 2002, West Elm is a global design company dedicated to transforming people's lives and spaces through creativity, style, and purpose. We create unique, modern and affordable home decor and curate a global selection of local, ethically-sourced and Fair-Trade Certified products, available online and in our 100+ stores worldwide.

Our home base is nestled down under the Manhattan Bridge in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, right above our flagship store. We are a dynamic, fast-paced brand with an exciting growth strategy. We value imagination, diversity and giving people the opportunity to explore, grow and shape our future. We look for innovative, smart and hard-working individuals who enjoy creative thinking and ingenuity. Help us carry out our mission of being a source of inspiration to our customers, creating a global community and tirelessly seeking ways to evolve our brand.

The HR Generalist will support the overall efforts of the People + Culture team as we work across all stages of the associate lifecycle. This individual will play an integral part in bridging the gap as hired candidates transition to west elm associates.

Essential Responsibilities:

* Provide guidance to associates on policies and procedures, best practices and standard operating procedures, etc. Interpret and apply information from the Associate Handbook and other resources.

* Ensure accurate and timely processing of updates to associate information, letters of employment and other necessary documents and actions as part of an associate's lifecycle including creating documents for and processing internal offer letters, salary adjustments, manager changes, etc.
* Actively participate in the new hire onboarding process:

* Submit IT Requests for systems access and technology needs
* Ensure new hire information is captured in all necessary HR information systems, process new hire paperwork and conduct day one overview of pertinent information.
* Continuously improve the new hire process for new hires and their managers, partnering with HR Manager to develop and execute onboarding programming that is engaging and impactful.
* Setup new hire desks with supplies, resource documents, and new hire gift to create a welcoming environment for associates' first day.
* Schedule and manage logistics for monthly new hire orientation, act as a facilitator on a rotating basis.
* Schedule new hire check-ins with associates
* Responsible for accurate record keeping for the corporate Open Jobs Report, New Hire Alerts, Exit Calendar, and other reports as needed. Ensure all reports are in alignment with org charts, appropriate budgets, assigned job codes, and other relevant information.
* Maintain record keeping system for newly created and revised job descriptions across all departments.
* Support the annual performance management process; in partnership with HR Manager, draft communications, pull weekly status reports, and usher the process through until completion.



* Bachelors degree in HR or relevant field
* 2-3 years professional level Human Resources experience
* Hands-on, team-oriented work ethic
* Ability to effectively prioritize in a high-pressure environment
* Excellent time management and organizational skills
* Ability to be flexible; problem solver; self-directed; and, collaborative
* Ability to build successful relationships
* Above average knowledge with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
* Strong interpersonal, cross-functional collaboration, and communications skills


We offer an extensive benefits package designed to help you grow, personally and professionally, to care for your family and to build a secure future. Depending on your position and your location, here's a look at what you might be eligible for:

* Competitive benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance; tax-free spending accounts; same-sex domestic partner benefits; commuter benefits; and more
* A 401(k) plan and other investment opportunities
* Paid vacations, holidays and other time-off programs
* A generous discount on all Williams Sonoma Inc. brands through multiple shopping channels
* Cross-brand and cross-function career opportunities
* Discounts on nearby gyms and other local businesses

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

This role is not eligible for relocation assistance.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: Brooklyn
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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