Human Resources Consultant

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  • Pay rate range:

    $40 - $50
  • City:

    Newport Beach
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  • Duration:

    09/19/2021 - 04/18/2022
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  • Job Description

    Our large Public Accounting client is seeing an HR Generalist for a contract REMOTE opportunity.

    Human Resource Generalist (Contract)

    The Human Resource (HR) Generalist serves as an integral teammate on the Colleague Relations and Compliance team. This HR Generalist contract position will provide front-line HR support and help deliver on people related programs and initiatives. This role is responsible for collaborating closely with other HR Generalists and HR Business Partners to understand business needs and priorities to ensure that HR talent delivery needs are effectively and efficiently met within the business.

    This HR Generalist is responsible for collaborating with the broader People & Community operational and functional areas to support and deliver on a high-performing, business-aligned people agenda. The HR Generalist is responsible for providing distinctive client service to employees and partners within the service lines through support of HR transactional needs and broader P&C initiatives that align with firm culture, values and DE&I priorities.

    The HR Generalist is responsible for “high touch” people experiences leading all aspects of the offboarding experience for employees, support of the firm’s various training and development programs, and support the employee experience as a “go to resource” for all thing’s employment related. This role will act as a key point of contact for various P&C automated processes and will perform reporting, training and compliance efforts. The HR Generalist role is critical in executing colleague initiatives, providing exceptional internal support, and driving a high-performance culture within our People & Community team and our Firm.

    Core Responsibilities:

    • Provides initial support to employees using a client service mindset as a main point of contact from P&C, handling routing inquiries and guiding employees seeking HR transactional support.
    • Provides support and strategic solutions to the CRC team and business stakeholders in collecting, compiling, and coordinating information in delivery of people related programs and initiatives.
    • Handles P&C transactions including offboarding, employment status change requests, supports license applications and various P&C automated processes including transfers and educational assistance reimbursement.
    • Coordinates and partners with other P&C functional teams including Capacity & Resource Management, Colleague Experience, Colleague Learning & Effectiveness, Colleague Support and Talent Acquisition & Onboarding.
    • Become knowledgeable and supportive of the strategy of the firm, service line practices, and the business priorities.
    • Produces regular reporting on P&C metrics from core HR systems.
    • Ensures compliance with GT P&C policies and compliance initiatives.
    • Builds efficiency and effective responsiveness into existing operations. Anticipates and addresses needs before they are raised by our clients.


    • A business-minded HR professional with at least two years’ experience in a generalist or HR role with demonstrated ability to thrive in a culture that is collaborative, service-oriented, and consultative.
    • Experience in prioritization with demonstrated ability to be effective in supporting multiple business leaders/partners working across different business areas of focus.
    • Highly collaborative and action-oriented; someone who is a change agent who can build collaborative relationships across a matrixed organization.
    • Confident with strong personal initiative as someone who is willing to roll up their sleeves and do whatever it takes to get the job done.
    • Highly professional, results driven, with strong desire to continue learning to broaden knowledge, insight and perspective.
    • Operationally focused with the ability to use analytics to solve problems and deliver tactically.
    • Experienced with HR business technologies and applications, applying them as required.


    • Bachelor’s degree in related field
    • HRCI/SHRM certification desired
    • Experience functioning as an HR Generalist preferably within consulting or professional services environment
    • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills
    • A reputation for discretion, integrity, judgment, responsiveness, strong attention to detail and common sense
    • Solid PC skills with proficiency in MS Office

    Proficiency Standards for fully functioning HR/P&C Generalist:

    • HR Expertise (The knowledge of principles, practices, and functions of effective human resources management)
    • Working knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, legal rulings and general HR practices.
    • Shows evidence of continuous professional development appropriate for level.
    • Recognizes potential employee relations issues proactively, using judgment to determine when to consult with P&C leadership and partners.
    • Basic knowledge of workplace violation/disciplinary investigations.
    • Serves as HR support to managers & partners, applying compliance knowledge to protect the organization.
    • Employs standard operating procedures and policies when performing HR transactions, ensuring required documentation is in place.
    • Develops expertise in all HR systems and business tools/methodologies to service client base, solve problems, and identify trends.
    • Prioritizes work, is attentive to detail, and develops thorough, high-quality and timely deliverables, which require little re-work.
    • Effectively interprets both policies and changes to policies.
    • Identifies ways to improve operational efficiency with ability to implement new and consistent P&C processes and programs under direction of P&C leadership.
    • Demonstrates a willingness and desire to learn, elevate strategic and consultative skills, and build and enhance personal brand.
    • Is fully accountable for own decisions and is able to apply judgment to decision-making based on past experiences and available data.



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