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HR Manager

Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois 60607
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Job Status:
Full Time
  • HR Generalist
  • Benefits
  • Compensation
  • Employee Relations
  • Employment/Recruitment
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Job Details


The Human Resources Manager is responsible for human resource policies, procedures, and programs on a corporate level including, but not limited to, Payroll and Benefit administration, Employee Relations, Training & Development, Performance Management and Recruitment.


  • Identify and prepare all required government reports, including Affirmative Action plans, to ensure compliance.
  • Contract with outside suppliers to provide employee services, such as temporary employees or search firms.
  • Administer corporate wellness program.
  • Communicate, maintain, administer and ensure employee compliance with human resource programs, policies, and benefits.
  • Administer all benefit plans to include benefits open enrollment, new hire enrollments, changes and the resolution of claim issues.
  • Audit and process monthly insurance invoices, working closely with our broker and vendors to resolve discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Maintain employment records and files in accordance with federal, state, and local law and employee statistics for government reporting.
  • Maintain and evolve the firms performance management program including employee development planning.
  • Conduct new hire orientation sessions, including policy training of the company handbook. Conduct exit interviews, analyze collected information to discuss appropriate improvement initiatives and explain termination of benefits to employees.
  • Manage the presentation, selection, offer, negotiation, closing, and administrative components involved in full lifecycle recruiting.
  • Manage employee relations issues, including conflict resolution, disciplinary actions and improvement and exit strategies. Coach, counsel and guide managers before executing employee disciplinary actions.
  • Develop and implement company events aimed to increase employee engagement.
  • Manage unemployment files and attend unemployment hearings as needed.
  • Investigate problems incidental to sound and uniform personnel administration such as working conditions, disciplinary actions, and employee and applicant appeals and grievances; conducting investigations to follow-up with claims of harassment, discrimination, etc. Provide guidance and recommendations to management for employee problem resolution. Compile incident reports of all investigations conducted. Including coordinating workers compensation claims/cases.
  • Compensation management including performing and updating salary surveys, and updating and writing job descriptions.
  • Design/delivery of training required by law.
  • Participate and collaborate as a member of the Safety Committee; Act as Safety Director.



  • The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty to our satisfaction.



  • Supervises plant level human resource employees as needed.



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree; minimum 10 years HR experience with increasing supervisory responsibility to include recruitment, payroll and benefit administration in a corporate or manufacturing setting; SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred.



  • A warm, friendly, professional demeanor.
  • Experience with Paycom or similar web-based payroll systems preferred.
  • Familiarity with COBRA, ERISA, FMLA, CFRA, PDL, FEHA, ADA, OFCCP and related federal, local and state (California, Illinois, and North Carolina) human resource regulations.
  • Experience working through H1B processes as well as other USCIS related requirements.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel and Word most specifically) with excellent computer and database skills.
  • Strong verbal/written communication and presentation skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently, manage multiple activities concurrently and prioritize effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Proven ability to research, gather and organize information to produce concise reports using various resources.
  • Strict adherence to standards of confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Familiarity with OFCCP compliance obligations.



  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to make effective presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management or employees.



  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Normal office working conditions. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.



  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. 
  • All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. 
  • Please include cover letter and salary requirements.

  •  No phone calls or recruiters please.

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