Human Resource Generalist / Payroll Administrator
Human Resource Generalist / Payroll Administrator

Are you a proactive person that doesn’t take no for an answer? Can you see the big picture and routinely take initiative? Do you love to move fast and juggle several challenging projects at a time? Are you known for producing excellent, polished work? Do you thrive in creating new policies and procedures that make a positive impact on company operations? Are you seeking a job as an HR professional in a growth-oriented workplace? If you answered yes to all, look no further!

Why would you want to work at Care-A-Lot Pet Supply? Because we love our pets and are committed to providing superior personal service through education, high engagement, recognition, and advancement opportunities for our associates. And because we are a family-owned business, we strive to treat our customers, their pets, and our staff as part of our family!



This position is responsible for performing HR and Payroll related duties on a professional level and works closely with senior management in supporting department and store managers at various locations. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: payroll and benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment/employment, affirmative action and employment law compliance.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Analyzes, prepares and inputs payroll data to include garnishments, vacation time, sick time, insurance and 401(k) deductions. Utilizes automated system to produce accurate and timely payroll. Ensures compliance with all applicable state and federal wage and hour laws.
  2. Reviews electronic time clock for completeness and accuracy and contacts various department supervisors for missed time and inaccurate pay code entries.
  3. Prepares bi-weekly payroll.
  4. Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  5. Collaborates with managers to assess employment needs, and participates in recruiting efforts to identify, interview, hire and train qualified candidates; monitors career-path program.
  6. Conducts background checks and employee eligibility verifications.
  7. Attends and participates in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
  8. Oversees auditing processes in multiple departments to ensure policies and procedures are being followed and to provide clarification on subjects that may be misunderstood.
  9. Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  10. Conducts and/or coordinates various employee training programs related to onboarding, professional development, or site-specific requested training.
  11. Monitors the performance evaluation program and recommends revisions as necessary
  12. Administers various human resource plans and procedures for all company personnel; assists in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains the employee handbook and the policies and procedures manual.
  13. Prepares and sets up meetings designed to help employees obtain information and understand company benefits. Ensures distribution of required employee notices.
  14. Verifies calculation of monthly premium statements for all group insurance policies and maintain statistical data relative to premiums. Resolves administrative problems with the carrier representatives.
  15. Reviews and responds to unemployment claims with appropriate documentation.
  16. Develops and maintains affirmative action program; files EEO-1 report annually; and maintains other records, reports, and logs to conform to EEO regulations.
  17. Compiles data and prepares yearly submission of OSHA and worker’s compensation reports for insurance purposes.
  18. Handles employee relations issues, appropriately referring them to senior management.
  19. Conducts stay-interviews in partnership with managers and exit interviewing. Maintains trend data reports to develop proactive strategies for employee retention.
  20. Maintains human resource information system records and compiles reports from the database.
  1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  2. Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  3. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  4. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  5. Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  6. Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not currently have supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job operates in an administrative office setting.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; stoop, bend and sit. This job requires the employee to lift files, open filing cabinets and therefore, lift at least 25 pounds infrequently.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position with regular office hours of 8 am to 5 pm.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent educ/exp. in human resources operations or related field. Minimum of at least 2 years of experience with Payroll systems and related software programs.

Preferred Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in human resources; PHR (Professional in HR-HRCI) or SHRM-CP (Certified Professional) preferred. Microsoft Dynamics GP experience preferred.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Care-A-Lot Pet Supply is an Equal Opportunity Employer

This is a two-part application process that should take about fifteen-twenty minutes. Please make sure all the required fields are filled.