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Benefits and HRIS Specialist (Closed)

Date Posted: 2/4/2020

Job #1568909
Chicago, Illinois

Title:  Benefits and HRIS Specialist

Location:  Chicago, IL

Lucas Group Job ID:  1568909

Role Overview:  The Benefits and HRIS Specialist is the first point of contact for Talent-related queries from employees and external partners. S/he functions as a link between individuals, teams, and departments providing exceptional customer service to escalate and resolve issues.

Primary Responsibilities

Total Rewards

  • Manage the execution of the annual open-enrollment process
  • Process benefits enrollments, changes and terms, and coordinate COBRA
  • Manage the execution of employee changes with employees and payroll including compensation, new starters, contractual variations, leavers, and benefits
  • Procure and conduct compensation surveys with third-party vendors
  • Monitors unemployment claims by reviewing claims; substantiating documentation; requesting legal counsel review as needed

Integrated Talent Management

  • Maintain accurate and thorough employee records, both physical and virtual
  • Manage onboarding processes for new hires, including management of corporate housing
  • Manage the execution of talent management processes (e.g., goal setting, performance appraisals) in the Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
  • Manage the process for requesting and posting internal communications
  • Maintain company directory and other organizational charts

Data & Technology

  • Maintain a shared folder to ensure effective communication with employees
  • Conduct all data entry into the HRIS system and routine audits to ensure the integrity of the data
  • Manage file retention which includes active employees, I9s, termination files, etc.
  • Process and track all Family Medical Leaves, Personal Leaves, and other leaves
  • Manage tracking and delivery of annual, quarterly and ad-hoc reports pertaining to employee information and data including staffing levels, turnover, absenteeism, recruitment and applicant tracking, affirmative action/EEO, 401k, benefits, compensation, promotions, and diversity and inclusion

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or business administration required
  • 3+ years of experience in Human Resources or a related field
  • Organized, accurate, thorough, and able to monitor work for quality
  • Adept at problem-solving, identifying issues and resolving in a timely & professional manner
  • Communicate clearly – clear, unambiguous, and convincing - both written and orally, to build relationships and partner at all levels
  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality and emotional maturity
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as job duties demand

Lucas Group is North America's premier executive search firm. Since 1970, our culture and methodologies have driven superior results. We assist mid-tier to Fortune 500 clients find transcendent, executive talent; candidates fully realize their career ambitions, and associates find professional success. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA with 16 regional offices, our trusted, consultative, and passionate recruitment professionals combine industry depth and geographic breadth to deliver superior results. To learn more, please visit Lucas Group at