Phone: (847) 742-1790 Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 5:00pm Saturdays: 7:00am - 12:00pm

Human Resources Generalist

Midwest Groundcovers – St. Charles, IL

Full Time Year Round

TheHuman Resources Generalist is responsible for the execution of all operational Human Resources related activities within a multi-location environment. This includes employee relations, recruitment, safety, training, development, and performance management. This position must partner with the site Human Resources Manager to ensure continual alignment of HR objectives with that of the business and our employees. This must be accomplished with a continuous improvement mindset while also maintaining a safe work environment for all our employees. 

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Essential Responsibilities:

  • Acts as the primary point of contact for employees on all human resources related items. Leverages HR Manager as functional expert for guidance on more complex matters. 
  • Ensures a positive employee relations environment through strong relationships at all levels of the organization.  
  • Oversees the hiring process for non-exempt/exempt positions, including; working with the operations team to determine staffing needs, conducting interviews, candidate selection and offer recommendations. 
  • Administers, interprets, and complies with federal, state and local employment laws, as well as Company policies and procedures. 
  • Handles all administrative functions regarding employee changes utilizing the Paylocity and the HRIS System. 
  • Identifies training and development opportunities for both managers and employees. Develops and implements company wide training as needed. 
  • Participates with the Human Resources team on company-wide HR initiatives and long-term HR strategic planning. 
  • Oversees the plant safety programs and ensures compliance with all safety standards and reporting requirements. 
  • Participates on the Charity Committee and is an active member representing the overall voice of the business. 
  • Coordinates special events and employee committees for the plant. 
  • Participates in continuous improvement initiatives. 
  • Involved in Project Work and HR Strategy Initiatives, as needed 
  • Provide comprehensive review and recommendations of client employee handbook and/or policies 
  • Conducts exit interviews, summarizes findings, and discusses trends and concerns with HR leadership. 
  • Creation and maintenance of up-to-date policies and procedures related to employee relations. 

Knowledge & Skills Required:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, effective problem solving, strong attention to detail  
  • Ability to prioritize and communicate with internal and external clients to manage and meet multiple deadlines 
  • Strong computer skills with working knowledge in HRIS systems, Payroll Systems, Outlook, Excel, Zoom, Teams 

Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Business, Human Resources, or related area 
  • Ideally, 5+ years of experience working in Human Resources 
  • PHR or SHRM-CP preferred but not required  

About Midwest

Join the Midwest team! We strive to attract and retain the best talent in our industry and consider our employees to be our most valuable asset. We offer full-time, full-time seasonal and part-time employment across many different types of positions and experience levels. Midwest has grown through dedication to customer service and we are continually seeking those who share that desire to join our team. Our past accomplishments and success in the Green Industry are a direct reflection of the quality of our employees – join us and help us to build the future!

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Contact Info

Phone: (847) 742-1790
Fax: (847) 742-2655

Street Address

6N800 IL-25
St. Charles, IL 60174

Current Hours:

Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 5:00pm Saturdays: 7:00am - 12:00pm


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