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Sr. HR Generalist

Date: Aug 12, 2019

Location: Olive Branch, MS, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: TN-13155
Area of Interest: Human Resources
Organization: Distribution Center
Brand/Division: Tennessee
Position Type: Full-time



The Sr. HR Generalist is responsible for providing expertise and support to generate results and create value in the following areas of HR: recruitment and selection, associate relations, onboarding, HR administration/HRIS, employment law, diversity and inclusion, safety/WC and LOA.


* Interact daily with management and associates to insure an open line of communication is maintained in order to identify and address any issues, needs, and/or concerns as they arise
* Work with managers and business leadership on human resources issues, providing insight and options compliant with legislation and consistent with Williams-Sonoma's people first philosophy, policies and culture
* Investigate, document and resolve associate relations issues
* Assist in the administration of the DC recognition program
* Participate in the corporate diversity and inclusion committee and develop and implement local programs
* Manage associate onboarding process
* Conduct exit interviews, analyze data, and make recommendations to the management team for corrective action and continuous improvement
* Partner with management teams to execute people first platforms including our annual Associate Opinion Survey and ensure programs are successful
* Involvement in operational functions within the facility/region as appropriate
* Respond to unemployment claims and reports worker's compensation claims, benefits, etc.
* Counsel and direct associates to STD/FMLA vendor and respond to eligibility inquiries
* Implement, communicate and manage HR programs, policies, and associate guidelines to achieve goals and fulfill legal requirements. Ensure consistency across the organization with all existing programs
* Sourcing, assessing, interviewing and influencing talent for all levels of positions, with a primary focus on brand recruiting. Responsibilities
* Develops recruitment strategy for each open position in partnership with field leadership; clearly defines sourcing strategies and expectations.
* Develops candidate slates to present to Hiring Managers and works as a liaison between candidates, Hiring Managers and Human Resource partners throughout the full cycle recruiting process.
* Works closely with other HR departments to provide input to and participate in HR programs and initiatives, such as post-hire retention, relocation, and interview skills training.



* Bachelor's degree in related field plus 2-3 years of experience in HR generalist functions (recruiting, employment, employee relations, Affirmative Action, training, etc.).
* Knowledge of HR practices and principles, and applicable labor, pay, benefits, health and safety laws and regulations.
* Ability to handle high level of confidentiality and common sense regarding employee information.
* Ability to objectively coach employees and management through complex, difficult, and personal issues.
* Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with employees at all levels and the general public.
* Ability to plan and organize time effectively.
* Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
* Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include Excel, PowerPoint, and demonstrated skills in database management and record keeping.


* Bachelor's or Master's degree in related field plus 5+ years of experience in HR generalist functions (recruiting, employment, employee relations, Affirmative Action, training, etc.).
* Background in: Big Box Retail, Packaged Goods, Parts Distribution, Supply Chain
* PHR / SHRM Certified


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: Memphis

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