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HR Generalist

Company: Learning Resources
Location: Vernon Hills
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

About Learning Resources:

Learning Resources, Educational Insights and hand2mind, three family-owned companies have been helping parents and teachers build generations of amazing kids since 1984. Voted one of the Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces in 2020. We are a 300-person strong organization and dedicated to helping kids learn through play with our award-winning products, including Toy of the Year winners Tumble Trax, Botley the Coding Robot, Cuisenaire Rods, VersaTiles and Coding Critters. We have an entire team of experts in play! From teachers, scientists, artists, coders, to kids-at-heart, we pride ourselves on having a thriving culture and a diverse, creative atmosphere. Come join an award-winning team today!

Scope of Responsibilities: HR Generalist

  • Will help oversee the entire employee lifecycle and all elements that influence it. This includes assisting with all processes from new hire on-boarding, benefits enrollment and orientations, employee engagement, retention; all the way through employee departure/retirement/termination.
  • Assists with Employee Relations and communication or administration of new policies or handbook revisions.
  • Aids in the execution of employee training programs.
  • Helps promote an internal employee development culture.
  • Is an integral part of our Culture Team responsible for helping drive employee engagement.
  • Assists HR team with the planning of all company meetings and annual events.
  • Helps guide managers on Performance Management process
  • Preps the team for Annual Goal Setting
  • Helps with general HR functions such as, but not limited to the completion of new hire forms, employee on-boarding, orientations, employee file maintenance, ADP HRIS maintenance and data entry.
  • All other duties as assigned by HR Manager or other HR leaders.


  • Bachelor's degree required; preferably in the field of Human Resources, Psychology or OD
  • 3-5 years prior HR Generalist experience required.
  • Willing and able to work onsite in our Vernon Hills, IL offices full-time.
  • Organizational Development experience is a plus
  • Strong communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
  • Great at building relationships and fostering teamwork.
  • Approachable and friendly
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

Ideal Attributes of this Individual Would Include:

  • Communicates Effectively
  • Collaborates
  • Demonstrates Accountability
  • Drives for Results
  • Engages and Inspires Others
  • Change Agent

Physical Demands of this Position:

  • Standing up to 20% of the time.
  • Sitting up to 80% of the time.
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs.

We are a drug-free workplace and an EEO employer.

This role will be filled by our internal recruitment team, so no assistance is needed from any outside staffing agency at this time.

Keywords: Learning Resources, Arlington Heights , HR Generalist, Other , Vernon Hills, Illinois

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