We are looking for an insightful, sharp Human Resources professional to join the firm’s Corporate Operations Division.  This position is based in our Washington, D.C. headquarters.

The HR Assistant will play an essential role in ensuring smooth operations for the HR team and GPG employees. Candidates should have an interest in learning the discipline of Human Resources while gaining valuable experience in the HR profession. This position requires discretion, good judgment and a high degree of confidentiality. The HR Assistant will work with employees at all levels within the firm, requiring strong communication skills and a professional demeanor.


Responsibilities

  • Respond to routine HR questions when applicable
  • Update and maintain all monthly staffing and compliance reports
  • Assist with administrative, onboarding, training and recruiting activities
  • Coordinate the orientation and onboarding process to include preparing new hire packets, sending pre-hire notifications, presenting at new hire orientation, processing paperwork and ensuring workspace setups
  • Ensure office-wide compliance with mandatory online policy acknowledgements and training with regular reminders and follow up
  • Become fully fluent in and maximize a variety of HR systems and tools
  • Provide recruiting scheduling support to various divisions when necessary
  • Provide administrative support Managing Director of HR
  • Assist with calendar management and travel arrangements
  • Prepare correspondence including company-wide announcements
  • Work on special projects and participate in cross-functional project teams
  • Support implementation of annual performance review process
  • Work side by side with subject matter experts to develop HR programs that align with department and company goals
  • Partner with HR team on other priorities and projects as needed
  • Assist the Corporate Operations team as needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or related field is preferred
  • Viewed as trustworthy, reliable and accessible point of contact for employees
  • Ability to work with direction, manage own time and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills and comfort communicating at all levels of the organization with confidence
  • Willingness to take initiative to suggest to ideas, opportunities, and strategies
  • A demonstrated capacity for teamwork
  • Demonstrates a strong sense of ownership and urgency for job responsibilities.
  • Demonstrates discretion and tact in working with confidential information. Is able to be action-oriented and perform well in an unstructured or ambiguous environment.
  • A fast learner, with a can-do attitude and a calm professional demeanor
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • High attention to detail and strong organizational skills including planning, prioritization and follow up
  • Adaptability to in the work environment and ability to manage competing demands, dealing with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events