What does a HR Generalist do?

Human resources generalists manage the day-to-day operations of a human resources office and the administration of human resources policies, programs, protocols, and procedures. They recruit and handle staffing logistics and work in organizational and space planning techniques. They are responsible for assisting with performance management and improvement systems where necessary.

Human resources generalists work to ensure regulatory compliance and reporting remain up-to-date; they are tasked with employee orientation, development, and implementing new employee training programs and initiatives. They work in policy development and documentation and assist with relationship management between employees and employers. They originate and lead human resources practices and objectives that provide employee-oriented high-performance cultures and advise company managers on human resources related issues. Human resources generalists need a minimum bachelor's degree in human resources, business, or organizational development. Some positions require specialized training in employment law, compensation, or related fields.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
12%
2 - 4
72%
5 - 7
11%
8+
5%

Common Skill Sets

PHR
Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent Organizational
Interpersonal and Communication
Powerpoint
Written Communication
Attention To Detail
MS Office

HR Generalist Seniority Levels

L2
HR Generalist
CA$68,023/yr
L3
L4
Lead HR Generalist
CA$82,568/yr
HR Assistant
12% made the transition
HR Manager
100% made the transition
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HR Generalist Salaries

Average Base Pay

CA$68,023 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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CA$45k
Median: CA$68k
CA$104k
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