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Human Resources Generalist (Janesville, WI)

Date: Sep 9, 2021

Location: JANESVILLE, WI, US, 53546-8729

Company: Grainger Businesses


Grainger is North America's leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating products and services. Our wide assortment, deep expertise, innovative technology solutions and unparalleled customer service keep customers' operations running and their people safe.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. We have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way at Grainger


The Human Resource Generalist serves as a Business Partner to operational counterparts while directly guiding team members and other members of leadership.  Reporting directly to the Human Resource Manager, the HR Generalist is responsible for the translation of human capital implications to support overall business objectives like change initiatives, building and retaining a high-performing culture and finally performance and talent excellence.


Must be available to support all operating shifts directly or indirectly where required. 

  • Facilitation of critical organizational initiatives as well as implementing process improvements within Human Resources and across the Distribution Center.
  • Handles all on going internal and external people-related initiatives.
  • Implements Human Resources policies, procedures, and programs, which support the overall business strategy. 
  • Identifies ways to streamline resources to provide efficient structure to the organization
  • Ensures compliance with Federal and State legislation related to all human resources matters.
  • Fosters effective relationships with external vendors to administer effective employee programs.
  • Assist in the implementation and administration a robust communications plan.
  • Assist with administration of workers compensation program for the facility.


  • BA/BS or equivalent preferred.
  • 5-7 years of experience in related field preferred.
  • A degree in Human Resources, related field or equivalent progressive experience.
  • Working knowledge of Human Resource practices with expertise in staffing, new hire orientation and on-boarding.      
  • Demonstrated experience in providing proactive solutions to human resource issues.     
  • Exercise good judgment in dealing with highly sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to analyze and diagnose problems, develops alternative solutions, and recommend and implement an effective course of action.
  • Ability to influence and build relationships both within and outside the organization.  
  • Communicate effectively in one-on-one and small group settings, and foster an open, honest and trusting environment, concisely, both in writing and verbally, and to actively listen while gathering information. 
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize work.
  • Proficiency in systems, Excel, Word, Publisher and PowerPoint.
  • Effective verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills. 


We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.