HR Generalist

Posted 10 April 2024
LocationCounty Cavan
Job type Contract/temporary
Discipline Human Resources
Contact NameBreda Dooley

Job description

What you need to know

Our client, a leading manufacturing company based in Co. Cavan, are seeking an experienced HR Generalist to join their organisation.

This is initially a 11-month contract position, working week Monday – Friday onsite.

The position entails collaborating with various departments within the organisation and overseeing the daily operations of a dynamic HR Department.

Under the direction of the HR Director, the position includes a broad variety of HR duties, such as hiring, onboarding, training, employee development, pay and benefits, and managing labour relations and employee relations issues.

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Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance and assistance to line managers to ensure that solutions are practical, timely, equitable, and uniform.

  • Managing disciplinary actions, grievances, and performance evaluations in alignment with the values, policies, and protocols of the company.

  • Assist managers in following the performance management process to ensure that reviews, probationary periods, and performance evaluations adhere to company policies.

  • Aid the business in ensuring that essential personnel are hired, trained, and enhanced to fulfil the business requirements promptly.

  • Accountable for overseeing all stages of employee tenure, from onboarding to handling legal paperwork such as employment contracts, determining statutory entitlements and managing departure documents.

  • Oversight of leave allowances encompassing sick leave, holidays, and maternity.

  • Aid in the weekly payroll process to guarantee precise payroll processing.

  • Supervision of HR system to maintain current data and ensure accurate reports.

  • Adherence to Data Protection Legislation in maintaining staff and employee records.

  • Conduct HR data analysis and generate reports as needed.

  • Initiate all Purchase Requests (PRs) and Purchase Orders (POs), and handle invoice processing for the HR Department.

  • Arranging weekly in-person appointments for Occupational Health and directing referrals.

  • Taking charge of employee wellness programs and activities.

What are we looking for?

  • Minimum of 4 to 5 years of experience as a HR Generalist.

  • Possession of a 3rd level qualification in Human Resources or CIPD certification.

  • Demonstrates strong influence and initiative, consistently seeking innovative solutions for continuous improvement.

  • Exceptional communication skills and adept at building relationships with various stakeholders.

  • Solid understanding and practical application of Irish employment law.

  • Proficient in computer skills, particularly in MS Office.

  • High level of accuracy and meticulous attention to detail.

  • Strong planning and organizational abilities to meet deadlines effectively.

  • Capable of working independently and collaboratively within a team.

Apply for this job now by sending in a Word version of your CV or get in touch with Breda at or alternatively by phone at 0874057840

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