Jr. HR Generalist

Type: Contract to Hire (Temp to Perm)
Start Date: ASAP
Contract Duration: 3 to 4 Months
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week, 1st Shift
Location: Manhattan, NY (HYBRID role; 3 days in-office per week)
Contract Pay Range: $30 to $35 per hour / Perm Salary Range: $60K to $70K

Position Overview:

We are looking for a Junior HR Generalist with 2+ years of experience in human resources to support our HR team in various administrative and operational tasks. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in HR and a desire to learn and grow in a fast-paced environment. This role will provide valuable exposure to all aspects of HR, including recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, and HRIS management.


  • Assist with the recruitment process by posting job openings, screening resumes, scheduling interviews, and conducting reference checks.
  • Support new hire onboarding activities, including preparing new hire paperwork, coordinating orientation sessions, and assisting with employee orientation and training.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date employee records in the HRIS system, ensuring data integrity and confidentiality.
  • Provide administrative support to the HR team, including scheduling meetings, preparing documents and presentations, and handling inquiries from employees and managers.
  • Assist with benefits administration tasks, such as enrollment processing, employee communications, and resolving benefits-related issues.
  • Support employee relations efforts by responding to employee inquiries, escalating issues as needed, and maintaining open communication with employees and managers.
  • Assist with HR compliance initiatives, including ensuring compliance with federal and state employment laws and regulations.
  • Participate in special projects and initiatives as assigned by the HR Manager or HR Director.


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field.
  • 2-3 years of experience in human resources, with exposure to various HR functions.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple deadlines effectively.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in data entry and record keeping.
  • Experience with HRIS systems; Workday experience is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact professionally with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion.
  • Eagerness to learn and grow in a dynamic HR environment.