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HR Generalist / Bilingual Required

Company: Smith Gardens, Inc.
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Smith Gardens has an exciting opportunity for an HR Generalist to join our team at our Bellingham, WA site.

Smith Gardens is a Wholesale Nursery company that is headquartered in Bellingham Washington, and has been family owned for over 100 years with facilities in three states. The Bellingham facility, established in 1901, is the original site of Smith Gardens. The site sits on 40 acres of greenhouse and outside growing area.


Responsible for managing all human resource programs associated with the site including but not limited to, recruiting, onboarding, compliance, benefits and training. Manage and execute all HR initiatives associated with site.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Recruit for all positions at the site.
Manage the on-boarding process, including I-9 documents, E-Verify, and explaining benefits available.
Plan and facilitate new employee orientation in English and Spanish.
Maintain accurate employee files and input data into HRIS system.
Functions as the time clock administrator for site, provides timesheet assistance and finalizes timesheets prior to payroll transmittal.
Assist in benefit enrollment of eligible employees and answer employee benefit questions.
Maintain compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment.
Work with employees to create a safe work environment, coordinating with the Safety Manager and assisting with site safety programs.
Develop, organize, implement, and support Employee Recognition Programs and events.
Work closely with leadership to identify training and development needs that drives team member engagement and performance.
Facilitate and track site specific trainings.
Respond to staff inquiries.
Investigate, document and resolve employee complaints using best practices.
Provide labor reports for Site Manager.
Support supervisors and managers in performance management.
May supervise an HR Assistant position.
Knowledge of state employment law, federal law and regulations and HR best practices.
Strong analytical, planning and execution skills with attention to detail.
Ability to learn quickly, apply new skills and adapt in a fast-paced environment.
High degree of integrity, confidentiality and organization skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to work in a team environment and collaborate ideas and strategies.
Fiscal responsibility (pays attention to budgets and expenses)
Minimum of 4 years HR experience
HR Certification and/or Associates Degree preferred.
Strong MS Office skills required (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
HRIS experience preferred.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.

Work in both an office and warehouse environment.
Office environment, long hours sitting in front of a computer.

To learn more about our company & view a more detailed job description, visit our website at We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including immediate PTO accrual, Medical, Dental and Vision after 30 days plus matching 401(k) and Company-Paid LTD. Apply today! We look forward to hearing from you!
The above is intended to describe the general content of and qualifications for the job. It is not an exhaustive statement of all functions, duties or qualifications.
Smith Gardens provides equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.

Keywords: Smith Gardens, Inc., Bellingham , HR Generalist / Bilingual Required, Other , Bellingham, Washington

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