Human Resources Generalist

Posted Date: Apr- 5-2021

Job ID: 19710

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Human Resources

City: Seattle

State: Washington

Store: Seattle HQ



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What's cool about this job

Main resource to the business for general employment practices issues. Works closely with individuals and managers in a division, site or team to bring solutions. Brings consistent best practices, process and policy to maintain and influence organizational health. Partners closely with HRBP and core HR functions to develop HR skill set and deliver outstanding service to the business. Helps leaders evaluate and act on opportunities within their teams. Collaborates with HR partners on various projects and programs. Utilizes discretion and good judgment in all decisions. Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.


  • Provides support and guidance to employees and managers to resolve a variety of employment and performance issues, as well as being a main point of contact for questions or concerns
  • Frequently communicating, checking in and helping a team, division or site interpret policies and procedures using consistent best practices
  • Help mitigate risk by identifying and providing timely solutions using consistent methods and sound judgment
  • Participate on project teams supporting implementation of HR programs and initiatives
  • Partner with HRBP team on developing change management strategies and communication plans
  • Actively participates and collaborates with HR COE and HRBP team with initiatives and strategies that drive organizational health such as: performance management, talent reviews, employee engagement, change management, etc.
  • Assists in gathering, reviewing data and doing analysis to share metrics with the business; helps to devise options and recommendations to help drive people programs and practices forward
  • Participates in talent assessments, workforce planning and other strategic initiatives
  • Review and monitor HR processes, policies and procedures and propose changes or updates as needed
  • Provide operational and transactional support to the HRBP team and leaders
  • Fill in as interim coverage for HRBP team as needed

Bring your passion and expertise

  • 3+ years of experience in Human Resources
  • 4- year degree in Human Resources or related field
  • General knowledge of all HR core competencies: change management, organizational development, performance management, leadership development, employee practices, talent mgmt.., total rewards
  • Comfortable operating with ambiguity, can manage multiple tasks and priorities and provide excellent client services
  • Ability to effectively interact and partner with employees and leaders at all levels
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills Knowledge of employment law and risk management 
  • Challenges the status quo, champions change and influences others to change
  • Project management and planning skills
  • Works independently to prioritize work, establish goals and produce quality work
  • Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals
  • Ability to quickly build relationships to influence the accomplishment of organizational goals
  • Ability to consolidate information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

NEW YORK CORRECTION LAW
ARTICLE 23-A, Section 753
LICENSURE AND EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED OF ONE OR MORE CRIMINAL OFFENSES

§753. Factors to be considered concerning a previous criminal conviction; presumption.

1. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall consider the following factors:

(a) The public policy of this state, as expressed in this act, to encourage the licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

(b) The specific duties and responsibilities necessarily related to the license or employment sought or held by the person.

(c) The bearing, if any, the criminal offense or offenses for which the person was previously convicted will have on his fitness or ability to perform one or more such duties or responsibilities.

(d) The time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(e) The age of the person at the time of occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

(g) Any information produced by the person, or produced on his behalf, in regard to his rehabilitation and good conduct.

(h) The legitimate interest of the public agency or private employer in protecting property, and the safety and welfare of specific individuals or the general public.

2. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall also give consideration to a certificate of relief from disabilities or a certificate of good conduct issued to the applicant, which certificate shall create a presumption of rehabilitation in regard to the offense or offenses specified therein.