HR Generalist

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New York, NY
Published 23 days ago


BerlinRosen is a leading national public relations and strategic communications firm delivering high impact media, digital and creative strategies to top organizations, companies, and candidates around the United Stat Named one of America's best PR agencies by Forbes, BerlinRosen was founded in 2005 by Valerie Berlin and Jonathan Rosen and has grown to a staff of more than 220 with offices in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.

Our clients are at the forefront of progressive work around racial justice and civil rights, low-wage worker advocacy, voting rights, economic security, the environment, affordable housing, human rights, LGBT issues, healthcare, education, money in politics and ending mass incarceration. We also represent some of the biggest clients defining the future of technology, urban innovation, lifestyle and real estate, architecture and those who are shaping the future of cities.

People of color, people with disabilities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. BerlinRosen is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff, and recognizes that its continued success depends on hiring and retaining high-quality creative professionals with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Opportunities for advancement exist, and we are committed to helping all staff develop and grow.


BerlinRosen is seeking an HR Generalist.

The ideal candidate should have a passion for people management and HR responsibilities and be comfortable in a fast-paced, quickly-scaling environment. This role will support the People Operations team with all facets of HR (new hire onboarding, employee relations, benefits, learning and development, compensation, recruiting, etc.). In addition to ongoing HR responsibilities, this individual will provide general administrative support, reporting to the Director of HR. The HR Generalist will also have the opportunity to lead special projects.

Note: This role is currently fully remote within the U.S., on Eastern Time, and will be based in New York, New York when we return to our offices (date TBD).


As the HR Generalist, you will...

  • Provide general administrative support to the HR department and support broader HR projects when necessary
  • Assist employees with basic questions, benefits escalations, PTO, and Leaves of Absence
  • Maintain and submit semi-monthly and bi-weekly payroll
  • Troubleshoot external and internal requests and inquiries and proactively find solutions
  • Assist managers and practice leaders with the annual review process
  • Assist with maintenance and administration of HRIS System
  • Oversee the HR onboarding and offboarding process, including:
    • Leading new hire orientation (weekly) and new hire check-ins (post-30 and 90 days)
    • Conducting exit interviews for voluntary terminations in order to analyze trends and recommend solutions
    • Follow up with benefits carriers and vendors to ensure employees are enrolled/terminated timely
  • Assist with the development and coordination of learning and development initiatives
  • Assist in managing a diverse set of company-wide HR projects and initiatives as assigned, including a company-wide internship program and employee engagement events

Essential skills:

  • Minimum 4 years of HR experience, preferably most recently as an HR generalist, with knowledge and practical application of all HR disciplines and practices
  • Strong administrative experience owning payroll, benefits administration, open enrollment and employee on/offboarding
  • Proven track record of effective priority management in a fast-paced environment
  • Some experience in assisting with employee relations in compliance with labor laws
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative, maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and independent judgment
  • Well developed written, presentation, organization, and editing skills
  • Strong collaboration skills and the ability to contribute within a team setting, including excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Solution-oriented with proactive problem solving, and exceptional research skills
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office and/or Google G-Suite
  • Basic understanding of office technology such as video meeting tools
  • Intermediate HRIS and ATS administration experience. Experience with UKG/UltiPro and Greenhouse a plus.


BerlinRosen will make sure that you have what you need to excel in your role and do your job with excellence, including...

  • A positive and supportive team with opportunities for advancement committed to helping all staff develop and grow
  • A competitive salary based on leading market rates
  • 100% coverage of Health, Dental, and Vision insurance monthly premiums
  • Company-sponsored Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Company-sponsored Talkspace membership
  • 401K with a 4% employer match with no vesting period
  • Generous paid time off in which we encourage staff to take sufficient time for self-care
  • 10 paid bank holidays
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits via WageWorks
  • Mobile phone reimbursements

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BerlinRosen is a leading national public relations and strategic communications firm delivering high impact media, digital and creative strategies to top organizations, companies, and candidates around the United…

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New York, NY, United States

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