Human Resources Generalist

Human Resources Generalist Des Moines, IA

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The Weitz Company

Job Title:

Human Resources Generalist

Job Type:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

05/26/2022

Location:

Des Moines, IA

Salary:

$N/A

Company Description:

The Weitz Company

Our global construction group is comprised of Orascom Construction subsidiaries, The Weitz Company, Contrack Watts Inc., and Watts Constructors. Collectively, we specialize in Commercial, Federal, and Industrial construction projects with a best-in-class Supply Chain segment. We have forged our reputation by constantly seeking new construction innovations and technology that provide our clients and employees with predictable, reliable, and collaborative services. Our commitment to delivering a top quality product has resulted in long-standing customer relationships and recognition by industry rankings as one of the top contractors in the United States.

We view employees as our most valuable asset, and the key to our success. That’s why we provide team members a career (not just a job), supported by learning and development opportunities, and a positive, collaborative work environment. We offer the resources of a large company, while preserving our small company feel. Employees are encouraged to work hard, have fun and build strong relationships along the way! Community involvement, diversity and inclusion, and employee empowerment are central to our Company’s culture.

Job Description:

Our global construction group is comprised of Orascom Construction subsidiaries, The Weitz Company, Contrack Watts Inc., and Watts Constructors. Collectively, we specialize in Commercial, Federal, and Industrial construction projects with a best-in-class Supply Chain segment. We have forged our reputation by constantly seeking new construction innovations and technology that provide our clients and employees with predictable, reliable, and collaborative services. Our commitment to delivering a top quality product has resulted in long-standing customer relationships and recognition by industry rankings as one of the top contractors in the United States. 

We view employees as our most valuable asset, and the key to our success. That’s why we provide team members a career (not just a job), supported by learning and development opportunities, and a positive, collaborative work environment. We offer the resources of a large company, while preserving our small company feel. Employees are encouraged to work hard, have fun and build strong relationships along the way! Community involvement, diversity and inclusion, and employee empowerment are central to our Company’s culture.

What We Offer: 

  • Competitive Pay
  • Rewarding Bonus Program
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package with Tax-Advantaged HSA and FSA offerings
  • Employer-Paid Short and Long Term Disability Programs
  • Employer-Paid Life Insurance
  • Generous Paid Time Off Provisions
  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan With Company Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Fully Paid Parental Leave
  • Voluntary Products including: Pet Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance and Accident Insurance
  • Corporate Wellness Program with Wellness Time Off and Rewards

The Weitz Company is seeking applications for an experienced Human Resources Generalist. This role will provide a wide variety of human resources related support functions to our growing Iowa business unit. Candidates who have a passion to build a strong team culture, facilitate employee excellence, and recruit the best and the brightest are encouraged to apply! An ideal candidate will display:

  • Strong desire to strengthen team culture and enhance the employee experience
  • Proven ability to recruit and attract top notch candidates
  • Solid understanding of laws and regulations and the associated governance
  • Hands-on experience counseling employees on career path options, personal development opportunities, policies and procedures, and other human resources related matters

What You’ll Do:

At the core, this position will help recruit and retain talent for a critical and growing business unit. This individual will be instrumental in bolstering the culture, enhancing the employee experience, and ensuring project teams are positioned for success.  This role will partner closely with the Corporate Human Resources team to ensure initiatives are successfully carried out within the business unit. Other responsibilities may include:

  • Recruit talent by utilizing LinkedIn Recruiter and BambooHR ATS; identify innovative methods to attract talent
  • Partner with business unit leadership to identify development opportunities
  • Implement employee enhancement initiatives (i.e. staff recognition, mentoring program, training initiatives)
  • Coordinate new hire onboarding process; implement improvements as necessary
  • Build trusted relationships with management by providing expertise and valuable insight
  • Provide day-to-day support to business unit employees
  • Assist management with conducting effective performance reviews and providing constructive feedback to direct reports
  • Facilitate employee relocations by collaborating with Corporate HR, project teams, employees and the company relocation vendor
  • Assist Corporate HR in the resolution of employee relations issues
  • Track applicable state and local compliance updates
  • Assist with college and workforce career fair recruitment efforts

What We’re Looking For:

  • Education: A four-year degree in a business-related field is required; Business Management or Human Resources focused degree is strongly preferred. SHRM-CP or PHR certification preferred.
  • Experience: At least two years’ experience in a human resources role, including experience with compliance, recruiting, benefit administration, employee relations and bolstering the employee experience.
  • Skills: Candidate must possess attention to detail, verbal and written communication, judgment and conflict resolution skills. The ability to enhance the employee experience, assist in the development of team building efforts and support an inclusive environment for all employees is valuable in this role.
  • Technology: Proficiency in basic computer software programs such as Microsoft programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel), PDF writer and HRIS/ ATS is required. Candidate must also be able to learn company-specific software (i.e. LinkedIn Recruiter, JDE).

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position at this time.

The Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of the Company without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of the Company. Please, no phone calls or emails.

The Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment (minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected categories in accordance with state and federal laws). The Company is a drug and alcohol free workplace and background checks are required if applicable.  Our Privacy Notice can be found at https://weitz.box.com/s/jrhmq0gmlct94no0wour2yiaywduu7dw.