HR Generalist

Brand:  Matthews Memorialization
Company:  Matthews International Corporation
Line of Business:  Bronze NA

Searcy, AR, US, 72143

Req ID:  12035


Provides routine Human Resources support and assists Regional HR Manager in more complex initiatives.  Treats employees and managers as customers, carefully balancing their interests with mission and vision of the organization.  Successful incumbent will approach the role as an internal consultant.


•    Reviews employment applications and interviews applicants to evaluate work history, skills, education and training, job skills, compensation needs, and other qualifications.  Interviews, tests where necessary, and assists in selection of employees to fill vacant positions. 
•    Informs applicants (during interviews) of compensation and benefits, work schedules and working conditions, policies, and other information.  
•    Maintains computerized tracking system for interviewed applicants.  Ensures compliance with affirmative action such as ensuring all positions are posted internally and with the state, collecting voluntary identification forms, and completion of the annual AA plan. Reaches out to diverse sources for applicants.
•    Oversees employee orientation, including initial paperwork (I-9, etc.), safety training, following up on and assisting with online benefits enrollment.
•    Advises managers and assists with counseling/disciplinary actions up to and including termination.  Participates in investigations.
•    Advises management in appropriate resolution of employee relation issues.
•    Supports and coordinates ongoing employee and management communications on business performance, policies, initiatives, etc.  Responds to employee and manager inquiries for information or clarification.  Ensures an open door policy/practice for all employees to seek resolution to work problems.
•    Supports ongoing and timely performance management of employees to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within the organization.  Administers training schedule increase program.
•    Participates with managers in creating on the job training; including documenting standard work procedures and creation of visual job aids. 
•    Maintenance of files, to include personnel, Worker's Compensation, and administrative. 
•    Consults with managers and health care professionals to evaluate the need for, develop and implement accommodations, return-to-work, light-duty, and other responses for disabled employees. 
•    Represents organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations, including unemployment and worker's compensation hearings. 
•    Participates in the establishment of a safety culture, including any of the following:  accident investigation, making and/or implementing recommendations to improve overall safety within the site: ensuring compliance with OSHA and Crossroads to Success; administering, as requested, ongoing medical monitoring (lead, respirator standard, etc.)   


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field.
•    Advanced degree (MBA, Master’s) preferred.
•    6+ years progressive human resources generalist experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•    Occasional travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.
•    High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications.
•    Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills.
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning).
•    Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts.
•    Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients.
•    Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
•    Ability to work with and influence peers and management.
•    Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.


•    Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; and talk, hear and see.  
•    Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Matthews Memorialization is a leader in the memorialization industry who is committed to helping customers grow their businesses and helping families move from grieving to remembrance by providing products of superior craftsmanship and revenue generating programs and services. Within this industry, our Environmental Solutions is focused on the design and manufacture of advanced combustion systems. Matthews Memorialization is a (MATW) Matthews International company.   

At Matthews International, what makes us different is what makes us great.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Matthews International endeavors to make our employment website and application process accessible to all users and applicants. In doing so, Matthews International provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation or assistance completing the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resource Team.


Nearest Major Market: Little Rock