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Human Resource Generalist



Software Engineering
Richmond, VA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Human Resource Generalist POST NUMBER: 416146

Richmond, VA, US On-Site
July 2nd, 2024
$ 24.00 - 34.00 hourly
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We are seeking a dynamic and experienced HR Generalist to join a Richmond based company on a contract-to-hire basis. The ideal candidate will be adept at managing reorganizations, solving problems, and providing backup support for payroll functions. Experience with UKG and open enrollment is essential, as is a solid background in employee relations, benefits administration, and general HR administrative tasks.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage organizational restructuring processes.
  • Develop and implement strategies to ensure smooth transitions and minimize disruptions.
  • Serve as a reliable problem solver for a wide range of HR issues.
  • Act as a backup for payroll processing, ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
  • Coordinate open enrollment processes using UKG.
  • Handle employee relations matters, including conflict resolution, investigations, and disciplinary actions.
  • Administer employee benefits programs, providing guidance and support to staff.
  • Perform typical HR administrative tasks, including maintaining employee records, managing HRIS, and preparing reports.
  • Foster a positive work environment through effective communication and relationship-building.
  • Address employee concerns and grievances in a fair and timely manner.
  • Conduct investigations and recommend corrective actions as needed.
  • Manage and administer employee benefits programs, ensuring compliance and effective communication.
  • Assist employees with benefits-related inquiries and issues.


  • Proven experience as an HR Generalist, with a strong background in reorganization management.
  • Proficiency in using UKG software for HR functions.
  • Solid understanding of payroll processes and ability to act as a backup for payroll tasks.
  • Experience with open enrollment and benefits administration.
  • Strong employee relations skills, with the ability to handle sensitive situations with discretion.
  • Familiarity with typical HR administrative and generalist tasks.
  • Canadian HR experience is highly desirable.


  • Excellent problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in HRIS, preferably UKG.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • HR certification (e.g., SHRM-CP, PHR) is a plus.

Vaco values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

EEO Notice

Vaco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race (including but not limited to traits historically associated with race such as hair texture and hair style), color, sex (includes pregnancy or related conditions), religion or creed, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, status as a veteran, union membership, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, or any other protected characteristics as required by federal, state or local law.

Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact HR@vaco.com .

Vaco also wants all applicants to know their rights that workplace discrimination is illegal.

By submitting to this position, you agree that you will be giving Vaco the exclusive right to present your as a candidate for the foregoing employment opportunity. You further agree that you have represented information about yourself accurately and have not affirmatively misrepresented your qualifications. You also agree to maintain as confidential, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any information you learn from Vaco about the position and you will limit disclosure of information about the position only to the extent necessary to perform any obligations in furtherance of your application. In exchange, Vaco agrees to exercise reasonable efforts to represent you through all solicitation, job screening and resume dispersal.

Privacy Notice

Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries (“we,” “our,” or “Vaco”) respects your privacy and are committed to providing transparent notice of our policies.

  • California residents may access Vaco’s HR Notice at Collection for California Applicants and Employees here.
  • Virginia residents may access our state specific policies here.
  • Residents of all other states may access our policies here.
  • Canadian residents may access our policies in English here and in French here.
  • Residents of countries governed by GDPR may access our policies here.

Pay Transparency Notice

Determining compensation for this role (and others) at Vaco depends upon a wide array of factors including but not limited to:

  • the individual’s skill sets, experience and training;
  • licensure and certification requirements;
  • office location and other geographic considerations;
  • other business and organizational needs.

With that said, as required by local law, Vaco believes that the following salary range referenced above reasonably estimates the base compensation for an individual hired into this position in geographies that require salary range disclosure. The individual may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses.

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