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Human Capital Generalist

Westwood Holdings Group, Inc.

Dallas, Texas 75201
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Full Time
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Westwood Holdings Group, Inc., provides investment management services to institutional investors, private wealth clients and financial intermediaries and manages $21 billion in assets as of September 30, 2016. The firm manages a range of investments strategies including U.S. equities, Global and Emerging Markets equities, Global Convertible securities, Multi-Asset and Master Limited Partnerships. Westwood benefits from significant, broad-based employee ownership and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “WHG.” Based in Dallas, TX, Westwood also maintains offices in Toronto, Canada, Boston, MA, Omaha, NE and Houston, TX.


As a member of the Human Capital team, the Generalist will have responsibilities for full-cycle recruiting in the US and Canada as well as various employee engagement, reporting and administration activities.


Talent Management

  • Identify, source, recruit, screen and hire qualified and diverse candidates of various levels for positions at Westwood locations (5 locations- Dallas TX, Houston TX, Omaha NE, Boston MA, Toronto CA). 
  • Leads the hire and separation process for non-exempt, interns and temporary employees, including sourcing, recruiting, offer letters/confidentiality agreements, process the activation or termination of access
  • Lead internship program including interface with universities to post positions and source candidates
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external recruiters; locate, research colleges, job fairs to assist in meeting recruiting efforts
  • Post all positions in ADP and on Westwood’s career site.
  • Manage all pre onboarding activities including assessments, drug screens and background checks. Receive all documents and prepare and maintain all employee files and ensure building access and parking is ready.
  • Develop metrics to assist in determining the results of recurring efforts, quality of candidates and cost of hiring
  • Remain current regarding laws and regulations concerning recruitment and hiring
  • Manage the onboarding process including preparing the orientation materials, scheduling and conducting parts of orientation
  • Engage with employees following their hire at set intervals (30, 60, 90 days)
  • Prepare new hire orientation materials; provide new employees with an overview of HC portal

Employee Engagement

  • Coordinate HR events; oversees the lunch and learn calendar, monthly engagement event for the Dallas office, annual enrollment meetings etc.
  • Develop metrics to assist in determining areas of strengths and opportunities for growing employee engagement

HC Reporting

  • Enter and update employee data into HRMS system, ensuring the accuracy of the information entered
  • Maintain and update changes on the Talent Management dashboard, in HR headcount reports, and ad hoc reports
  • Prepare reports and analyze data from ADP as requested by HC and other departments, including New Hire/Termination, Bureau of Labor Statistics survey, Enrollments, Vacation/Sick Time Off balances
  • Assist with the performance review process including the Cornerstone Management system

HC Administration

  • Performs a variety of general office duties including maintaining and auditing employee files
  • Serve as the back-up payroll and reporting administrator
  • Answer employee questions about human resource policies and procedures, referring to others when necessary
  • Work with HC team to continually recommend and enhance internal forms, policies and procedures  
  • Maintain and update the Human Capital Sharepoint site
  • Other duties as assigned


Customer Focus

Teamwork and Collaboration

Value and Respect Others

Meets Commitments


  • Excellent at prioritizing and using time effectively.  Able to adapt to changes in the work environment and flexible with competing demands.
  • Superior interpersonal, organizational and client service skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and phone etiquette with a client focus. Able to communicate with all levels of the business with professionalism.
  • Mature, polished and professional presence with a positive attitude with a friendly and upbeat demeanor.
  • Punctual, dependable and reliable.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and interface with all levels of personnel.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook.


The physical demands required to perform the essential duties successfully are consistent with a professional office environment.


This position generally does not require travel.  Any travel is in the local area and may occur outside of normal business hours.


This job description may be subject to change at any time.


Minimum Education Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management or related field of study

Minimum Specific Experience Required:

  • 2+ years of experience working in HR with a knowledge of the principles, practices and functions of human resource management
  • Experience with full-cycle recruiting required

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