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Marsh & McLennan HR Generalist in New York, New York

Mercer is seeking candidates for the following position based in the New York City, Boston, Chicago or Washington DC office: HR Generalist What you can expect? As our HR Generalist, you will play a key role in partnering with the business on people-related responsibilities such as onboarding, employee relations, policy & procedures, compensation, employee development and other special projects that are at the foundation of creating a positive work environment. You'll support the HR Leader on these efforts and this role is often the training ground for our future HR Business Partners. You’ll work closely with the US & Canada HR team to help support the 750 colleagues and people managers within our US Wealth business, which consults with other businesses to make informed decisions on retirement plans, long-term savings, and investment strategies. You’ll be a critical member of the team – often acting as the first point of contact for coaching, progressive counseling and data analysis to identify key trends to help shape our people strategy. What's in it for you? A company with a strong brand and strong results to match. Culture of internal mobility, collaboration and valued partnership with HR from the business. Business Resource Groups which provide access to leaders, relevant volunteer and mentoring opportunities and interactions with counterparts in industry groups and client organizations. Competitive pay (salary and bonus potential), full benefits package – starting day one (medical, dental, vision, STI/LTI, life insurance, generous 401k match AND contribution. Eligible for up to generous tuition reimbursement and participation in our Employee Stock Purchase Plan. Entitled to 20 days of vacation, time off to give back to your community, sick days, and company holidays (with early dismissal). We'll count on you to: Provide support to the US Wealth HR Leader and other HR colleagues in the areas of talent acquisition, compensation plans, management coaching, performance management, and other special projects. Proactively implementing and project managing a variety of HR initiatives designed to ensure a positive and productive work environment. Support leaders with the processing of HR transactions including new hires, terminations, transfers, promotions, etc. Prepare HR reports (ad hoc and regularly scheduled) from various HR systems or resources, analyze data and prepare summary quantitative and qualitative analyses for dissemination. Assist in the year end compensation process and performance review program. Manage sensitive and confidential employee relations matters, organizational changes, planning and protecting the security of information. Respond to various queries from managers and employees. Exercise individual judgment while dealing with potential employee issues and bringing them to management's attention. Conduct research, gathering data and information, in analyzing statistical information for report generation. Participate in staff training and programs and recommend additional resources as needed. Handle employee relations counseling, outplacement counseling, and exit interviewing. What you need to have: Proven work experience in Human Resources as a Generalist or Coordinator Willingness to learn and participate in continuous learning Able to provide support to employees and managers who are not co-located with the colleague Comfortable with data analysis and leveraging data to tell a story Excellent written and verbal communication Proactive, client service mentality Problem solving skills coupled with attention to detail, sound judgement and discretion Proven skills in all Microsoft Office applications What makes you stand out: Understanding of relevant employment laws Experience with Workday Comfortable presenting and leading training sessions Experience with change management Mercer provides insights, advice and technology-driven solutions to help build brighter futures for our clients, colleagues and communities. Together, we’re redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being. Mercer’s more than 25,000 employees are based in 44 countries, and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a business of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, with 76,000 colleagues and annualized revenue approaching $17 billion. Through its market-leading businesses, including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliates are EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employers. R087897-en R087897