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Human Resources Generalist

Date: Jun 10, 2019

Location: Irvine, California, US, 92606

Company: KIA Motors America

At Kia, we’re creating award-winning products and redefining what value means in the automotive industry. It takes a special group of individuals to do what we do, and we do it together. Our culture is fast-paced, collaborative, and innovative. Our people thrive on thinking differently and challenging the status quo. We are creating something special here, a culture of learning and opportunity, where you can help Kia achieve big things and most importantly, feel passionate and connected to your work every day.


Kia provides team members with competitive benefits including 100% premium paid medical, dental and vision coverage for you and your dependents, 401(k) plan matching of 100% up to 6% of the salary deferral, and time off starting at 14 days per year. Kia also offers company lease and purchase programs, company-wide holiday shutdown, paid volunteer hours, and premium lifestyle amenities at our corporate campus in Irvine, California.




Under general supervision, this position provides a broad range of human resources services in line with business objectives, strategic goals, and HR initiatives.  This position provides support to the HR Business Partner on HR related matters such as assisting managers and team members in understanding and applying HR tools (including the HR information systems) in order to maximize team member performance, achieve organizational effectiveness, improve team member engagement, and ensure legal compliance.  This role will also include employee relations, recruitment, training, special projects, and tactical day to day responsibilities assigned by the HR Business Partner.

Major Responsibilities

Priority 1st - 50%

Recruitment for Assigned Business Client Groups

Priority 2nd - 25%

General HR Support

Priority 3rd - 25%

Employee Relations / Performance Management


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required

HR certification a plus

Overall Experience

5-8 years’ experience as a Human Resources Generalist (must have experience in the HR role as a generalist, recruiter, and/or in the employee relations capacity)

Minimum 2 years of progressive experience with employee relations exposure required

Minimum 3 years of recruiting experience working within an ATS required

Knowledge of both California and Federal Labor Laws, understanding of Human Resources related laws and regulations such as EEO, ADA, FLSA, etc.

Knowledge of multi-Human Resources discipline a plus

Directly Related Experience

See overall Experience


Ability to maintain the utmost confidentiality on all matters

Written & Verbal Communication

Ability to foster collaboration

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint

• Ability to learn and utilize HR related systems required to carry out job duties

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Attention to detail; personal organization skills

Strong organizational skills

Strong project management and organizational skills

Customer Service

High level of independent and rational judgment needed.

Must be self initiating; able to work under minimal supervision and under high pressure and stress with multiple same time deadlines.

Work well independently as well as collaboratively.

Excellent oral presentation and written communication skills

Ability to adapt to changing priorities

Ability to quickly adapt to various systems and processes







Adapting to Change

Championing Customer Needs

Communicating Effectively

Delivering High Quality Work

Entrepreneurial Thinking

Managing Resources


Equal Employment Opportunities

KMA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, including pregnancy and childbirth and related medical conditions, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, legally protected physical disability or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  KMA complies with applicable law governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which KMA has offices.  The KMA EEO policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.


Disclaimer:  The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification and for this position.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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