HR Generalist

Applies advanced subject matter knowledge to solve complex business issues and is regarded as a subject matter expert. Frequently contributes to the development of new ideas and methods. Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors. Leads and/or provides expertise to functional project teams and may participate in cross-functional initiatives. Acts as an expert providing direction and guidance to process improvements and establishing policies. Frequently represents the organization to external customers/clients. Exercises significant independent judgment within broadly defined policies and practices to determine best method for accomplishing work and achieving objectives. May provide mentoring and guidance to lower level employees.


  • Consults with business leaders to deliver complex human resources policies and programs within businesses and local environment.
  • Delivers a comprehensive package of human resources programs by interpreting corporate initiatives for business and local regulatory needs.
  • Is accountable for successful implementation of multiple programs simultaneously; customizes global programs to meet unique business/function needs as appropriate.
  • Represents HP to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Communicates HR policies to business leaders; works with business leaders to resolve employee issues, manage change, and drive programs.
  • Develops strategies and coaches managers in resolving complex performance and misconduct issues.
  • Contributes to or may lead regional priority project teams.
  • Directs and drives HR decisions on complex cases with significant financial and/or legal risk.

Education and Experience Required:

  • First-level university degree or equivalent experience.
  • Typically 6-10 years related experience in human resources functional area, HR Generalist, or HR Consulting role.
  • Typically 3-5 years as an HR Generalist or Employee Relations Consultant.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Superior knowledge of all human resources areas, with an expertise in limited functional areas.
  • Strong legal knowledge of the local environment.
  • Advanced business acumen.
  • Excellent communications skills, including influence and consulting.
  • Excellent program management skills, including implementation and feedback analysis; developed leadership skills.
  • Ability to translate business needs into human resources initiatives.
  • Ability to manage change across a broad population.

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