HR Generalist – Staffing & Development

In an average lifetime, a person will spend 90,360 hours working. Choosing your employer should be a weighty decision. At JA Benefits, we believe that the people, professionalism and culture that you surround yourself with matters. ‘Fit’ matters. Taking the time to ensure an employer is the right ‘fit’ for you impacts how you feel when you go home at night, impacts your sense of accomplishment and, if done right, has a positive impact on the people and employers in the community we serve.

Our firm is searching for the right addition to our dynamic team to partner in helping us to maintain our commitment to impeccable client service and company growth. Are you that person?

If you are someone that enjoys the building up of relationships and people to help a thriving internal culture grow, our HR Generalist – Staffing & Development role may be for you!


The HR Generalist-Staffing & Development role will assist in the efficient operation of the internal Human Resources services including a strong focus in staffing and development along with providing quality HR administrative, compliance and project support to the HR and leadership team.

This role is responsible, accountable, inclusive and understands individual daily actions make an impact on overall success.

  • Your credibility and pro-active mentality propel your success and the success of those around you.
  • You are a bridge builder, initiative taker and are dedicated to finding creative, positive solutions to complex conundrums.
  • You are an HR nerd, constantly seeking out new learning opportunities to grow your expertise.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment, easily navigating the changes of growth and building strong relationships with your peers.
  • The phrase, ‘That’s not my job’, isn’t in your vocabulary. You are ready to don any hat necessary to ensure our team moves the company forward efficiently and successfully.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business-related field preferred, and/or equivalent experience
  • 2-4 years of HR Generalist work experience; preferred focus in staffing or recruiting
  • A self-starter with initiative and strong customer/client orientation; ability to facilitate discussions to resolve issues, obtain consensus, and drive to conclusion
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with current Health, Life, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability (LTD), Short Term Disability (STD) and additional ancillary products
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with federal and state benefit regulations
  • Must have a high level of organization, emphasis on multi-tasking, and ability to manage multiple projects on a simultaneous basis
  • Must have high degree of respect for confidentiality
  • Ability to earn and maintain trust along with excellent relationship management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to run and/or participate in an effective meeting, using listening, reasoning and articulate communication skills
  • Must hold (or is actively pursuing) professional designation and must hold State insurance license

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, mobile devices – phones/tablets, photocopier, scanners, etc.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the employee must be available during the “core” work hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and must work 37.5 hours each week to maintain full-time status.

This position requires minimal travel – up to 10%. When travel is necessary, it is generally outside of the local area in a range up to 4 hours from headquarters.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


JA Benefits is a client focused benefit consulting firm providing clear, simplified solutions to complex business issues. Our clients come first, and we strive to exceed their expectations on a daily basis. Our team takes pride in their work, each other, and our clients. They understand we own and drive the client experience; each employee does whatever it takes to build and strengthen our relationships by providing exceptional level service and support to colleagues, our clients, and their employees.


  • Enhance internal Hiring Process for interns, recent graduates and seasoned professionals
  • Lead the enhancement and execution of a recruiting plan for each open position
  • Research and recommend new sources for active and passive candidate recruiting
  • Schedule and assist with phone screens and interviews
  • Build and maintain staffing spreadsheet
  • Check employment references
  • Conduct background screenings
  • Assist in preparing Job Offer letters
  • Assist in preparing Org announcements for New Hires
  • Schedule Indiana State Health/Life License Class
  • Setup New Hire in internal systems
  • Assign appropriate credentials to new team members
  • Prepare for New Hire Orientation – PowerPoint / Binder
  • Schedule HIPAA Training and Health Plan Navigation Course
  • Assist in collecting all new hire appropriate forms – I9, W4, Direct Deposit, etc.
  • Assist in creation of formalized onboarding training for all roles within the organization
  • Maintain JA Career Site
  • Maintain Culture Index site


  • Setup Benefit meeting with New Hire
  • Assist in setting up new hires into benefits and coordinate with payroll
  • Ensure employees receive ID cards, carrier info, etc.
  • Assist in Open Enrollment setup and process
  • Audit monthly benefit billings
  • Assist in Worker’s compensation audit


  • Day-to-day HR administration support
  • Update Employee Handbook and associated policies, as necessary
  • Organize and maintain HR Box folders
  • Assist in maintaining Job Descriptions
  • Maintain JA Magic Lifelong Learning program
  • Develop and maintain HR compliance knowledge
  • Work with marketing team to rebrand HR materials and communications