Human Resources Manager

POSTED ON: February 15, 2017



The Human Resources Manager is accountable for managing the Human Resources function for Reading Truck Group Corporate Office and Reading Equipment & Distribution locations.

Essential Functions

  • Workforce Planning – Partner with leadership and hiring managers to develop staffing plans
  • Maintain relationships with temporary staffing agencies; use contingent labor as a workforce planning solution as needed
  • Execute annual performance review process; provide guidance to managers regarding performance review process and employee ratings; ensure timeline goals are achieved
  • Talent Acquisition – Create requisitions for open positions, approve requisitions or forward to next-level approver
  • Develop candidate scorecards for open positions, partnering with hiring manager to obtain key accountabilities for each position
  • Place job advertisements
  • Development of sourcing strategies specific to the position that will drive successful recruiting efforts
  • Manage agency employee conversion process
  • Attend job fairs & hiring events as needed
  • Review & screen resumes; conduct preliminary phone interviews on candidates & schedule/participate in on-site interviews
  • Provide guidance to hiring managers regarding hiring decisions
  • Conduct reference checks and prepare offer letters for candidates
  • Manage pre-employment and on-boarding process, including drug testing, background checks, coordinating new hire orientation and on-boarding schedule
  • Facilitate new hire orientations
  • Maintain orientation materials for RED
  • Prepare & submit new hire paperwork, employee status change notices, termination notices and other employee documents
  • Enter changes into ADP (only changes not related to Compensation or Benefits)
  • Compensation & Benefits — Partner with Compensation & Benefits to determine appropriate pay grades for open positions
  • Assist with open enrollment communications and presentations as requested
  • Provide guidance to employees regarding benefits questions
  • HR Systems and Analytics (Reporting) – Create and run reports (ad hoc and scheduled) in ADP
  • Provide monthly headcount information to finance; maintain RED people metrics
  • Training and Development – Schedule and/or facilitate employee or supervisor meetings/training as needed
  • Determine gaps/training needs, develop training as appropriate
  • Employee Relations – Follow-up on employee concerns and complaints, resolve employee issues
  • Develop Performance Improvement plans for employees & support managers in the performance improvement process
  • Conduct investigations into employee relations issues as needed
  • Provide recommendations for disciplinary action; draft disciplinary/corrective action documents and review with employee; facilitate termination meetings with employees as required
  • Coach managers on effective employee relations
  • Assist employees and managers with questions related to company policies, benefits, payroll etc.
  • Coordinate bi-monthly employee meetings for all RED locations
  • Manage company service awards program
  • Mobility – Maintain regular schedule for site visits to RED sites (approximately 1 visit per site/per quarter)
  • Compliance – Manage legal claims, EEOC claims etc. with HR Leader
  • Coach managers on appropriate course of action related to employee matters, seeking guidance from outside counsel as necessary
  • Provide feedback and/or develop company policies
  • Maintain employee handbook


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or related field
  • Minimum of five years of experience as HR Generalist
  • Previous experience in manufacturing environment preferred
  • Professional HR Certification preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs, with intermediate skill in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive human resources matters
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical/quantitative skills
  • Ability to conduct and present training at informational meetings
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills

Physical Demands/Environmental Exposure

  • Travel may be required by car or plane – approximately 10-20% travel annually to out-of-state locations
  • Work occurs primarily in the office; however, time may be required on the production floor