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Human Resources Generalist

FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Director, Human Resources
Employment Status: Full-time


The Human Resources Generalist performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resources programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave, employee relations, performance and talent management, productivity, recognition and morale, safety, and training and development.

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Assists hiring managers with full cycle recruitment.
  • Reviews, tracks, and documents compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training programs.
  • Implements new hire orientation.
  • Assists with employee recognition programs. 
  • Performs medical, dental, health, 401k, and other ancillary benefits administration. This includes, change reporting, approving invoices for payment, and assisting annual re-evaluation of policies for cost-effectiveness.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, psychology, or a related field or equivalent experience.
  • PHR certification desired.
  • Knowledge of multi-state labor and compliance laws for both exempt and non-exempt workers.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a generalist role in a medium sized organization.
  • Strong attention to detail with highly capable organizational and follow-up skills.
  • High level of integrity—demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential information and situations in a professional manner.
  • Flexibility to deal with employees at all levels of the organization, strong personalities, and difficult situations while maintaining professional demeanor.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Physical abilities: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.
  • Travel requirements. Local travel, less than 10%, locally. 

Must able to work remotely temporarily due to COVID-19. This includes a dedicated workspace and access to reliable internet.

BIPOC encouraged to apply.

About the Company

Established in 1971, Independent Publishers Group (IPG) was the first organization specifically created for the purpose of marketing titles from independent presses to the book trade. With consistent growth each year, IPG’s success has come from supporting and encouraging the growth of its client publishers in the United States and worldwide. IPG has a wide reach in the market with its distribution of publishers with academic, Spanish-language, computer, and general trade nonfiction and fiction titles. IPG was acquired by Chicago Review Press in 1987. In the fall of 2006, the senior management of Chicago Review Press, Inc., the parent company of IPG, bought Trafalgar Square Publishing, Inc., the leading U.S. distributor of UK publishers. Trafalgar Square Publishing was founded in 1973 and distributes for clients such as Penguin Random House UK, Australia, New Zealand, and China; Summersdale; Pavilion Books; Allen & Unwin; The History Press; Amberley Publishing; HarperCollins UK; Pan Macmillan; and John Blake.

IPG is the second largest independent distributor of books and e-books in the world, and one of the top 10 suppliers of book content to Barnes & Noble, Apple,, and Kobo, among thousands of other retailers globally. Want to know who’s behind that new book on your coffee table? Chances are good that your bookstore sourced it from IPG.