GKN
  • Rockford
  • Rockford, IL, USA
  • Hourly
  • Contract

The Human Resources Intern will directly assist the Human Resources Team with a wide range of projects related to recruiting, HR compliance, onboarding/orientation and employee benefits. This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills she or he may have acquired in school related to his or her particular areas of interest, and apply them in a professional setting. He or she will gain a better understanding of the role that Human Resources can play in a manufacturing setting, and be better prepared to work in the arena of human resources and the nonprofit sector. The candidate will also have opportunities to network with the, finance, and development staff.

Who We Are:

Reports to: Human Resources Manager

Location: Rockford, IL

The Human Resources Intern will learn the practical application of:

  • Steps in the recruiting and hiring process, including: posting job openings, reviewing resumes, conducting telephone and in-person interviews and making job offers.
  • The importance of employment law and compliance, especially regarding employment eligibility, confidentiality, proper maintenance of employee files, and forms management.
  • The interrelationship of HR and Finance in the areas of new employee paperwork, payroll issues related to onboarding and termination, use of a payroll management database, and report generation.
  • Employee benefits management issues related to plan renewal and open enrollment, benefits enrollment and termination, troubleshooting employee benefits issues, and the customer service aspect of benefits oversight.

Qualifications:

  • Current or recent enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate degree program with an interest and aptitude to work in Human Resources, recruiting and other administrative fields;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and internet applications;
  • And other duties assigned.
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