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Human Resource Specialist


St. Helena, CA

Job Description:

WineTalent is working with our client, Long Meadow Ranch, on an HR Specialist - Recruitment and Employee Relations position.

Long Meadow Ranch is seeking an HR Specialist- Recruitment and Employee Relations to join our Human Resources team.
Long Meadow Ranch is a family-owned agricultural enterprise producing grapes and wine, olives and olive oil, grass-fed beef and lamb, fruits, vegetables, and eggs in the Napa Valley, Anderson Valley and Marin County. The Long Meadow Ranch operations also include an acclaimed farm-to-table restaurant, a general store and wine tasting bar in the historic Logan-Ives House, an outdoor cafe, a farmer's market, a working garden and a variety of unique event spaces all located at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch.
Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the HR Specialist - Recruitment and Employee Relations will be responsible for employee recruitment, new hire processes, on-going employee relations and employee file management. The Human Resources team is a dynamic small team that works collaboratively with all departments to build and retain a successful team of managers and employees. We are searching for an enthusiastic individual who has the passion and drive to be an advocate for employees at all stages of their LMR career.

Administer the recruitment process from outreach to hire
Assist with development of recruitment SOPs and ensure adherence
Utilize, update and maintain the Greenhouse application, an applicant tracking software, on a daily basis
Work closely with hiring managers to establish job criteria and a hiring plan for new job openings
Post and maintain job postings for open positions
Ensure offer letters are accurate, properly communicated and signed
Input all new hires into HRIS systems for start of employment
Schedule and provide the onboarding orientation to all new hires including proper paperwork - I9 verification, confidentiality agreements, job descriptions, policies and handbook acknowledgment, as well as employee introduction to LMR benefits
Assist employees with benefit elections when employee becomes eligible and during the annual open enrollment period
Maintain all employee file records according to compliance law, retainment requirements and company policies
Update all changes in employee rates with new offer letters, Wage Theft protection notices and employee files
Maintain employee files with performance reviews, counseling sessions and recognitions
Process proper paperwork for terminations in employee files
Provide support to employees regarding HR policies, benefits, payroll questions, leaves of absence, and unemployment or disability claims
Administer the unemployment claim process
Assist employees with translation of company policies and employee relations
Collaborate and assist with HR team on company culture initiatives, safety and wellness programs, and charity initiatives
Assist with general company administration duties and projects

Education, Experience and Required Skills
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or closely related discipline, and/or related business experience
2+ years of wine and restaurant industry HR experience
Proven success in recruitment
Keen understanding of HR best practices
Experience with Applicant Tracking Software, including Greenhouse
Extensive knowledge and proficiency of computer programs including Google Apps, and Microsoft Office
Well developed skills in problem solving, prioritizing tasks and taking initiative
Strong organizational and time management skills
Excellent analytical and communication skills with great attention to detail, even under tight deadlines and a fast paced environment
Ability to communicate and work collaboratively to build relationships at all levels
Must have a high level of confidentiality and discretion
Must be proficient in English and Spanish verbal and written communication
Must have a valid California Driver’s License and maintain a safe driving record
Ability to lift 40+ pounds
A pre-employment investigative consumer report is required

Compensation and Benefits:
This is a full-time, hourly position
Competitive compensation depending on experience plus benefits including medical/dental insurance, paid vacation and 401(k)

All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Wednesday, February 14th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Salary Information:
Hourly plus benefits
Reference No:

Contact Information:

Amy Gardner