Human Resources Generalist



We are seeking a HR Generalist to join our ABC affiliate, KATC in Lafayette, Louisiana. This individual provides daily human resource support to assigned business unit(s) to ensure effective and compliant operation. In addition, under the guidance of an HR Business Partner (HRBP) this role facilitates the implementation of HR initiatives and projects in alignment with the business and HR strategy.


Business Acumen: Maintains local HR metrics. Provides assistance in monthly HR reporting.

Customer Consulting: Has consultative conversations with managers and employees, offers guidance and feedback, diagnoses issues and maintains a trusted advisor status.

Workforce Planning: Understands the local workforce planning strategy; partners with management and assists HR management with the execution of the workforce planning strategy at the local level.

Employee Engagement & Culture: Under the guidance of HR Management, assists in shaping and executing employee engagement activities. Works with management to ensure communication and change strategies are executed.

Employee & Labor Relations: Acts as the first level HR contact for employee relations issues for assigned location(s). May conduct investigations under the guidance of the HR Management. If applicable, assists HR Management in overseeing labor relations. Escalates issues to HR Management, if needed, per given guidelines.

Compliance: Maintains appropriate employee records, ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, including EEO, FLSA, ERISA, ADA, FMLA, Workers Comp, and OSHA, as well as legal requirements as they relate to payroll, benefits, and administrative policy compliance. Ensures recruiting system procedures are followed and appropriately documented in preparation for annual FCC reporting. Works with HR Management to Generate draft FCC report and reviews with Legal and HR Management in advance of annual posting deadlines.

Talent Acquisition: Responsible for some recruiting as assigned. This includes working with managers to obtain position approval, opening and managing requisitions. Possibly traveling for recruiting.

Talent Management: Assists in executing local talent management processes. Understands and helps cultivate internal talent pipeline through a variety of processes, including:

Performance Management: Assists with goal setting and performance check-in training and process. Coaches managers on performance management basics.

Career Planning: As needed, assists with ensuring employees have the opportunity to participate in the career planning process.

Talent Review: May assist HR Management in planning and executing talent review meetings.

Talent Development: May deliver or ensure delivery of training related to employee engagement and development, performance management and employee relations.

HR Systems: May serve as approver for Manager transactions in HR system. Generates ad-hoc reports and data from the HR systems. Conducts new employee onboarding activities and initiates employee off-boarding activities. Ensures exit interview data is collected, analyzed and acted upon, if needed.

Benefits: Partners with third-party providers be a liaison with employees and managers regarding leaves of absence. Provides resource information to employees regarding Benefits, enrollment, wellness and other employer programs.


Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Management or related field or equivalent work experience required

2 years of human resource generalist experience with an emphasis on HR operations or employee relations and change management preferred

SPHR or PHR preferred


Business Acumen: Understands how businesses make and spend money to drive results.

Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills (written and verbal); ability to effectively communicate and work with all levels of employees throughout the organization.

Ability to recognize issues before they become serious and assist in determining the best method for resolution.

Ability to effectively present complex information through presentation or reports to employees and managers.

Must be able to work effectively with service providers (e.g. health care and third-party providers).

Ability to implement best practices in various HR disciplines.

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