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Human Resources - Generalist - Part Time

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Human Resources Specialist

Summary: Business Risk Partners (BRP) is a Windsor-CT based Specialty Lines Underwriting Agency
and Program Administrator with 35 employees is looking for an experienced, committed part-time
Human Resources professional to join its team. Responsibilities include ccoordinating all Human
Resources activities for Business Risk Partners, including Employee Relations, Employment
Administration, Employee Policy Oversight and Implementation, Benefits, Training, Performance
Management and Employee Services by performing duties personally or through vendor partners.
Experience and Knowledge Required:

  •  Broad knowledge of Human Resources Functions and Management
  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or two to four years
    related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and
  • 3 -5 years of Human Resources Management or related experience, including Payroll
  • Management and Processing experience.
  •  Experience with Paychex Payroll Systems is a Plus
  • Insurance Industry Experience is a Plus

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge of Human Resource systems; Payroll systems; Internet, Spreadsheet and Word
    Processing software
  • Understanding of and ability to coordinate bi-weekly Payroll, Payroll Systems and Payroll Reporting.
    Basic Math Skills.
  • Strong Written and Verbal Communication Skills. Ability to effectively interact with and present to
    diverse groups. Ability to read, write and communicate in English. Ability to read, analyze, and
    interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental
    regulations. Ability to write effective procedural manuals, reports and business correspondence.
    Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees and managers.
    Work with and maintain Confidential Data such as Employee Information and Organization Plans.
  •  Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to adapt to new and unexpected
    challenges. Ability to prioritize tasks, implement and track projects, set goals and effectively
    manage time.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy, problem solving, initiative, and critical thinking in determining best
    action within accepted practices.
  • Wide variety of duties requiring a general knowledge of related organizational policies and
    procedures and their application to cases not previously covered. Duties require considerable
    judgment to work independently toward general results, to present options and make
    recommendations to Senior Management and to make related decisions controlled by precedent
    and within limits of established policy.
  • Must be able to maintain regular attendance.


Employee Relations

Provide employee relations assistance in all areas to facilitate timely response to matter. Report
unusual or non-routine matters to the Senior Managerial staff as needed. Advocate employee
rights, answer inquiries/questions, communicate changes, and facilitate conflict resolution.
Participate and/or conduct internal investigations.

Coordinates and conducts management training and assistance in interviewing, hiring,
terminations, promotions, performance review, safety, sexual harassment, ADA, FMLA, Workers’
Compensation and other topics as required.

Works closely with Managers and Senior Management to ensure appropriate resolution of
Employee Relations issues.

Prepares Employee separation notices and related documentation.
Policies, Record Keeping and Reporting Requirements

Identifies legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources
functions and coordinates with the COO/CFO to ensure that policies, procedures, and reporting are
in compliance.

Consults with industry contacts and legal counsel to ensure that policies comply with federal and
state law.

Develops and maintains a human resources system that meets management information needs.
Maintains records of personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, and terminations,
and employee statistics for government reporting as required. Oversees the maintenance and
communication of records required by law or local governing bodies (i.e. EEO, OSHA, etc.), or other
departments in the organization. Oversees pre-employment record checks and maintains required

Payroll Administration

Administer BRP’s Bi-weekly Payroll. Works with Payroll Vendor and Internal Resources to en sure
payroll is administered correctly, corrections are handled promptly and communication is
transparent. Responsible for Payroll and Benefits Reporting in response to Internal Requests for
payroll and benefits information.

Employee Benefits Program
Participates in the planning and implementation of employee benefit programs on annual basis or
as needed.

Prepares and communicates information to employees and former employees about benefit
programs, procedures, changes, and government-mandated disclosures.

Provides services to employees to answer their benefit questions, resolve problems related to
access to or payment of benefits, orient newly eligible employees, and process enrollment forms,
changes, and loan requests.

Administers benefits programs such as life, health, dental and disability insurances, pension plans,
vacation, sick leave, leave of absence, and employee assistance.

Maintains employee benefits data in automated human resources information systems.
Administers COBRA, FML, ADA and any other government programs as required by federal and
state law.

Employee Rrecruitment and Retention
Supports BRP Management in recruiting, hiring and on-boarding new employees.
Maintains and updates current job descriptions, roles and responsibilities.

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