• HR Generalist, Senior

    Job Locations US-IL-Downers Grove
    Job ID
    Administration/Human Resources
    Regular FTE
  • Overview

    MOTIVATED…..make IT happen!

    2017 Illinois Top Workplace Logo     2018 Chicago Top Workplace Logo

    Awarded Chicago Tribune TOP WORKPLACE six consecutive years


    About Us:      


    Sentinel delivers solutions that can efficiently address a range of IT needs – from communications, to data center, to cloud and managed services, which includes our staffing solutions. Since 1982, Sentinel has grown from providing technology maintenance services to our current standing as one of the leading IT services and solutions provider in the US. We have aligned with many of today’s global technology leaders including Cisco, Microsoft, Vmware, Dell/EMC, and NetApp. Sentinel services customers both nationally and internationally with primary support operating centers in Chicago, Downers Grove (HQ), and Springfield, IL; Phoenix, AZ.; Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Grand Rapids, MI; Milwaukee, WI; Denver, CO; Atlanta, GA.


    If you are MOTIVATED… you can make IT happen at Sentinel. Our commitment to our employees is to create a work environment that encourages creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit, fosters growth through certification and hands-on training, values a team-oriented culture and rewards based on impact!


    If you are Motivated you can join our team and make IT happen! Learn more at


    HR Generalist, Senior

    Sentinel is seeking a Senior HR Generalist to join our team. In this role, you will provide assistance to the VP of Human Resources and the Human Resource Manager in a range of human resource initiatives for administering and implementing high-quality, impactful HR programs including compensation planning, affirmative action planning, and talent management. Individuals must be able to work independently and in a team environment with a “can-do” attitude and must have a keen attention to detail. This is a fulltime opportunity in Downers Grove, IL.


    Essential duties include:


    1. Compensation Specialist: Develop Excel calculation worksheets to assist managers determine quarterly bonus payments based on measurable metrics.  Annually work with managers to define position expectations and write measureable objectives for the year. Performs day-to-day compensation reviews of pay changes and provides guidance on new hire pay rates. You will provide guidance to managers regarding performance metrics and compensation planning.  Implement and maintain automated performance management system.


    1. AAP/EEO Regulations: Complete pay equity analysis, AAP compliance reporting, and develop/implement practices to meet regulatory requirements. The Sr. HR Generalist will maintain records, reports, and logs to conform to EEO regulations.


    1. Other duties: Assists the HR Manager with the administration of Workers Compensation, FMLA, Leaves of Absences, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Military Leaves etc. Process Prevailing Wage payments and provide back-up for payroll administration and employee onboarding.  Establishes and maintains department records and reports.  Maintain knowledge of legislative changes that affect the organization. You may also be assigned to miscellaneous projects, assist events and other HR functions.


    • Experience with creating compensation plans and conducting compensation analysis, working with performance management system
    • 6-10 years of experience in a similar role
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Human Resources or related field required
    • Must have experience coaching and guiding management
    • Experience working on the development and implementation of Affirmative Action plans, EEO, ACA compliance
    • Experience working with Paylocity and/or Taleo
    • Must have excellent communications skills with strong writing and presentation skills
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
    • Legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship
    • Must be currently working in a similar position
    • Must demonstrate a “can-do” attitude

    We focus on candidates that display our “ACE” factor – Attitude, Compassion, and Enthusiasm to deliver quality solutions with exceptional customer service.


    What you get:


    We offer an energetic work environment with many corporate culture amenities, competitive salary, and rich benefit plan including: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, 529, Life Insurance, Income Protection Short and Long-Term Disability, Medical and Child/Elder Care, Flexible Spending Account Plans, Employee Assistance Program, Two weeks vacation, additional paid time-off for Personal and Sick, certification and hands-on training, and discounts for local event entertainment and health clubs.


    As part of Sentinel's employment process, candidates will be required to complete a background check. Only those who meet the minimum requirements will be contacted. No phone calls please.


    Sentinel is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, genetics, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other basis protected by law.


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