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Welcome to the job postings page for the Western North Carolina HR Association, a Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.  Our Chapter offers these listings for your interest, but we do not verify accuracy or availability nor endorse any listing.

Human Resources Generalist

Company: Tupelo Honey Hospitality
Position:  HR Generalist
FLSA status: Exempt, full time, permanent

  Salary range: $45,000-$52,000

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Job Summary: 

Tupelo Honey Cafe is seeking an HR Generalist to join the buzz at our “Hive” support office. The HR Generalist will report to the SVP of HR. The HR Generalist leads employee relations, performance management, compliance, HR reporting/analysis; special project rollouts and implementations. The HR Generalist will have strong interpersonal and skills; ability to compile and report on HR data to provide actionable recommendations to the HR team; and thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment

Primary Responsibilities:

Implements effective team member relations strategies in compliance with applicable laws, and company policies including: FMLA; ADA; and EEOC; FLSA; NLRB; etc. Oversee regular audits and HR compliance reviews.   

Collaborates effectively with Benefits Specialists to facilitate employee needs related to leave management; workers’ compensation; & safety.

Maintains working knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance; escalating to HR Leadership as needed/required.

Conduct HR investigations in a timely, consistent, equitable manner within the framework of policy, precedent, and legal compliance.

Provides HR support, and consultation with Sr. Operations Directors and restaurant management including application of HR policies & performance management to improve organizational performance.

Promotes and supports an environment of open communication, collaboration, trust while embodying our core values and open-door policy.

Executes HR projects as directed by SVP of HR by assisting with the development, deployment, and maintenance of Human Resource programs and initiatives.

Administration of HRIS software and other HR systems.

Sets HR project plans and manages deadlines for employee communication and rollout programs.



Required: Bachelor degree in Business, Organizational Development, Organizational Psychology, Training & Development or other Human Resources related field or equivalent work-related experience.

Experience working in an HR department with direct business impact

Ability to analyze and report on HR data

Ability to utilize intermediate to advanced Excel functions including: simple formulas; VLOOKUP; PIVOT TABLES; etc.

Depth of knowledge in all areas of HR compliance and employment law; including federal and state jurisdictions.

Preferred: SPHR; or PHR certification


 Employee Benefits Administration

Company: Jackson County Human Resources Department
Position:  Employee Benefits Administrator
FLSA status: Non-exempt, full time, permanent

Job Summary: 

• Responsible for the daily administration of all benefit programs.
• Conduct new hire benefit orientations.
• Respond to employee and retiree inquiries pertaining to benefits.
• Prepare and process benefit enrollments, changes and terminations.
• Participate in and coordinate Open Enrollment.
• Serve as a liaison between County employees and insurance carriers.
• Administer and manage all aspects of the FMLA leave and workers’ compensation programs.
• Maintain and update paper and electronic personnel files and records.
Education & Experience
• High school diploma or GED and ten or more years of related experience, or
• Associate degree in business administration, human resources or related field and three years of related
experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• A Bachelor degree in business administration, human resources or related field with two years of benefits
administration experience.
• PHR or SHRM-CP Certification.

Skills & Abilities

• MS Word/Excel competency at the basic level.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Creation and maintenance of professional, approachable, and cooperative working relationships with all
employees, vendors and insurance carriers.
• Task initiation, prioritization and completion.
• MS Word/Excel competency at the intermediate level.
• Form and document creation experience with Adobe Acrobat.
• Laserfiche records management experience.
• NC Notary Public.

Starting Salary:

$35,656.23 (Grade 22)
Jackson County provides a robust offering of employee benefits including: employer paid medical and dental
benefits, participation in the Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System, paid leave (vacation, sick,
and holiday), Employee Clinic, Wellness program, and supplemental benefit offerings. A full overview of
benefits is available at

Application Requirements:

Submit a completed Application for Employment (PD107) to:
Jackson County
Human Resources Department
401 Grindstaff Cove Road, Suite A-218
Sylva, NC 28779

NC Works Career Center
26 Ridgeway Street, Suite 2
Sylva, NC 28779

The Application for Employment – State of North Carolina form PD107 - is available online at: or may be obtained at the Jackson County Human
Resources Office or the Sylva branch of the NCWorks Career Center.

CLOSING DATE: October 26, 2018


 Employee Services Coordinator (Experienced Generalist)

Company: PLI Card Making Solutions
Position:  Employee Services Coordinator
FLSA status: Non-exempt, full time

Job Summary: The Employee Services Coordinator will support employees and managers from within the Human Resources Department.  Primary duties are focused on providing proactive customer service to employees and empowering employees to use tools provided for their needs. Successful candidates will be, thoughtful and professional in their interactions, organized and efficient in their tasks and engaged with our fast paced growth and culture. 
Essential functions:
• Lead new employee orientation and onboarding of new employees
• Teach employees to use electronic systems: ADP, BenefitFirst, Healthgram, Viverae, etc. 
• Assist employees with benefits enrollment and questions
• Promote monthly benefit topics to employees
• Build successful relationships and effectively communicate with all internal clients 
• Provide proactive employee service by hosting HR Helpdesk at both Asheville locations at shift changes weekly
• Assist with company policy, procedure and practice questions
• Organize and participate in employee functions, including wellness programs, employee appreciation event, blood drives, holiday celebrations, on all three shifts
• Maintain employee communication boards by updating posting for news, company calendar, and events information 
• Conduct exit interviews with employees, including tracking trends and using information to create an engaging work environment
• Facilitate employee separation process via email, ADP, unemployment claims, etc.  
• Enter evaluation activity in ADP and send monthly reminders to managers
• Log disciplinary actions and scan forms to employee files
• Maintain database of driver’s license and insurance documents for truck drivers
• Update employee title changes in ADP and ensure HRIS reporting is accurate
• Track FMLA hours and provide monthly reporting 
• Log and scan employee disciplinary documents
• Provide employees services to 3rd shift by starting at 6:30 pm one day per week

Secondary duties:
• Verify new employees’ work eligibility through the E-Verify system 
• Provide career coaching to internal candidates not selected for open positions
• Serve as backup for security badge system
• Coordinate with employee giving program team on joint events
• Assist Recruiter when needed with job fair attendance, pre-hire coordination and other duties


• Problem solving – the ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, gather and analyze information skillfully and maintain confidentiality
• Interpersonal skills – the ability to remain open to other’s ideas and exhibits willingness to accept new changes or try new things
• Oral communication – the ability to speak clearly and effectively and demonstrate group presentation skills
• Written communication – the ability to communicate in writing professionally, clearly and concisely
• Accuracy – the ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly and monitor own work to ensure quality
• Accountability – the ability to accept responsibility and account for his/ her actions
• Reliability – the ability to be dependable and trustworthy
• Time Management – the ability to prioritize and utilize the time available to organize and complete work within given deadlines


• Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration or other related field 
• SHRM-CP, PHR or similar certification preferred
• 3-5 years’ experience as an HR Generalist in a fast-paced, growing organization 
• Knowledge of HR functions. tasks and related employment laws and regulations
• Proficiency in MS Office, ADP and Cornerstone preferred
• Possess an organizational system that successfully manages multiple priorities
• Maintain confidentiality

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to 
• Sit, speak, hear and comprehend 
• Stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms on a daily basis
• Lift up to 25 pounds occasionally  
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to adjust focus see color with acuity
• Work primarily in an indoor setting, but may be exposed to variable temperature conditions indoor and outside (occasionally extreme heat or extreme cold 
• Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals, and dust and/or mite hazards 
• Respond to emergencies should they occur
• Noise level in the environment is usually moderate





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