HR Specialist
Chicago, IL 
Posted 10 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
The hr specialist will be responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level at the direction of their supervisor. The hr specialist will work closely with the hr recruiting/training coordinator and vp/hr and corporate compliance in supporting all employees. This position assists in carrying out responsibilities in the following functional areas: onboarding, policy research/compliance, and in maintaining accurate employee records/a company database. This position reports to the hr recruiting/training coordinator

As hr specialist you will:
  • Responsible for on-boarding (with supervision from HR staff) on all new exempt & non-exempt employees and providing those employees with information regarding employee orientation process, company benefit programs and all company communications including handbook and HR policies.
  • Assist in Form I-9 and E-Verify compliance, as well as Form I-9 auditing.
  • Assist in coordinating and administrating new employee drug testing and fit for duty evaluations at discretion of supervisor.
  • Maintain human resource information system records and compile reports.
  • Research and stay up to date on federal, state, and local employment and benefits law and regulations, including without limitation: Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), wage and hour laws, etc.
  • Assist in evaluation of reports, decisions and results of department in relation to established goals.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the affirmative action program; file EEO-1 report annually, maintain other records, reports and logs to conform to EEO regulations.
  • Analyzes trends and metrics to develop solutions, programs and policies.
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Perform daily administrative tasks, including vacation tracking, expense reports, supply requisitions, personnel transaction forms, scheduling, and applicant tracking/screening.
  • Assist in recruiting efforts, as needed.
  • Assist in training efforts, as needed.
  • Maintain employment and candidate files.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required.
To be successful in this position, you will need:
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources/related field.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and be able to develop and maintain strong relationships with all McHugh employees, including field and office employees.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, and able to accommodate working at varied hours on little notice as required to meet the hiring needs of the field.
  • The requirements of this position move at a fast pace, and the candidate must be able to prioritize needs, remain calm under pressure, and multi-task.
  • Must be detail oriented, organized and technically sound.
  • Capable of analyzing the big picture; thinking ahead and problem solving; and knowing when to escalate questions/concerns, and to whom.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

James McHugh Construction Co. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, and or any other basis protected by law or company policy.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
0 to 1 year
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