Monday, February 12, 2018

WineTalent Classifieds: Human Resources Specialist in St. Helena, CA

WineTalent is working with our client, Long Meadow Ranch, on an HR Specialist position.

Long Meadow Ranch is seeking an HR Specialist to join our Human Resources team.
Long Meadow Ranch is a family-owned agricultural enterprise producing grapes and wine, olives and olive oil, grass-fed beef and lamb, fruits, vegetables, and eggs in the Napa Valley, Anderson Valley and Marin County. The Long Meadow Ranch operations also include an acclaimed farm-to-table restaurant, a general store and wine tasting bar in the historic Logan-Ives House, an outdoor cafe, a farmer's market, a working garden and a variety of unique event spaces all located at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch.
Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the HR Specialist will be responsible for employee recruitment, new hire processes, on-going employee relations and employee file management. The Human Resources team is a dynamic small team that works collaboratively with all departments to build and retain a successful team of managers and employees. We are searching for an enthusiastic individual who has the passion and drive to be an advocate for employees at all stages of their LMR career.
  • Administer the recruitment process from outreach to hire
  • Assist with development of recruitment SOPs and ensure adherence
  • Utilize, update and maintain the Greenhouse application, an applicant tracking software, on a daily basis
  • Work closely with hiring managers to establish job criteria and a hiring plan for new job openings 
  • Post and maintain job postings for open positions
  • Ensure offer letters are accurate, properly communicated and signed
  • Input all new hires into HRIS systems for start of employment
  • Schedule and provide the onboarding orientation to all new hires including proper paperwork - I9 verification, confidentiality agreements, job descriptions, policies and handbook acknowledgment, as well as employee introduction to LMR benefits
  • Assist employees with benefit elections when employee becomes eligible and during the annual open enrollment period
  • Maintain all employee file records according to compliance law, retainment requirements and company policies
  • Update all changes in employee rates with new offer letters, Wage Theft protection notices and employee files
  • Maintain employee files with performance reviews, counseling sessions and recognitions
  • Process proper paperwork for terminations in employee files
  • Provide support to employees regarding HR policies, benefits, payroll questions, leaves of absence, and unemployment or disability claims
  • Administer the unemployment claim process
  • Assist employees with translation of company policies and employee relations
  • Collaborate and assist with HR team on company culture initiatives, safety and wellness programs, and charity initiatives
  • Assist with general company administration duties and projects
Education, Experience and Required Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or closely related discipline, and/or related business experience
  • 2+ years of wine and restaurant industry HR experience
  • Proven success in recruitment
  • Keen understanding of HR best practices
  • Experience with Applicant Tracking Software, including Greenhouse
  • Extensive knowledge and proficiency of computer programs including Google Apps, and Microsoft Office
  • Well developed skills in problem solving, prioritizing tasks and taking initiative
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills with great attention to detail, even under tight deadlines and a fast paced environment
  • Ability to communicate and work collaboratively to build relationships at all levels
  • Must have a high level of confidentiality and discretion
  • Must be proficient in English and Spanish verbal and written communication
  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License and maintain a safe driving record
  • Ability to lift 40+ pounds
  • A pre-employment investigative consumer report is required
Compensation and Benefits:
  • This is a full-time, hourly position
  • Competitive compensation depending on experience plus benefits including medical/dental insurance, paid vacation and 401(k)
All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential

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