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HR Generalist

Posted: 04/21/2024

Midwest BankCentre is proud to be recognized as one of St. Louis’ Top Workplaces for 2021, 2022 and 2023! 

At Midwest BankCentre we believe that our people are the heart of our success. We are committed to creating an environment where employees feel valued, supported, and empowered to reach their full potential.

As an HR Generalist, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring a positive employee experience. You'll work closely with management and employees across all levels to support their needs and contribute to our culture of employee growth and community involvement.

If you're looking for a role where you can make a real impact, we'd love to hear from you. Join us in building a workplace where everyone is encouraged to grow, connect, and succeed.

About Midwest BankCentre

Midwest BankCentre is a values-based bank that has been a mainstay of St. Louis community banking since 1906. Our purpose is to help regional communities thrive by creating the conditions to help Main Street, marginalized communities and multicultural markets live into their full potential.  We work to empower people, enable business and energize neighborhoods through the strength of our financial services, including personalized consumer and business banking, business cash management, mortgage lending, home equity loans, financial planning and investments, insurance and digital banking.

We are committed to making meaningful, long-term investments in communities that lift everyone up so we can all RISE TOGETHER.  Our commitment to shared prosperity, our investment in Community and Economic Development and our dedication to diversity and inclusion are reflected is the ways Midwest BankCentre lives its purpose. 

A few more facts about Midwest BankCentre:

  • We are ranked as one of the top employers in the region because of our commitment to our team members and the communities we serve.
  • We rank among the St. Louis Region’s largest locally owned banks.
  • We have 16 locations throughout Missouri and Illinois, including the City of St. Louis and St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson, and St. Clair Counties.
  • We have state of the art online and mobile banking platforms that allow us to meet customers where they are to help them get to where they want to be.
  • We foster a culture that supports your success and professional growth.

Objectives of this Role

  • Serve as a versatile and key member of the HR team, responsible for managing a wide range of HR functions and providing comprehensive support to employees and management.
  • Handle various aspects of HR, including recruitment and onboarding, employee relations, leave management and compliance while serving as the backup for payroll processing and benefits administration. 
  • Collaborate effectively with all departments to contribute to maintaining a positive work culture and driving the success of HR initiatives.
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of HR principles while collaborating with cross-functional teams to optimize HR operations and contribute to the organization's overall success.

Essential Functions

  • Talent Acquisition:  
    • Collaborate with hiring managers to identify staffing needs, streamline recruitment processes, and support candidate selection. 
    • Oversee all aspects of recruitment and onboarding including job postings, candidate interviews, and offer letters.
    • Oversee the onboarding process for new hires, ensuring a seamless and positive experience.  
  • Employee Relations:
    • Act as a resource for employees, addressing concerns, and conflicts, and promoting positive relationships across the organization.
  • Benefits and Payroll:
    • Act as a support to the Benefits and Payroll Specialist which includes processing payroll as needed.  Support benefits enrollment, changes, and inquiries. 
  • Leave Management:
    • Administer FMLA, STD and LTD, including coordination between employees and third-party administrators. 
  • HR Policies and Compliance:
    • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of employment laws and company policies.
    • Ensure compliance with regulations through HR processes and practices.
    • Assist in internal and external audits, ensuring HR practices align with regulations and industry best practices.
  • Performance Management:
    • Collaborate with managers to facilitate performance evaluations, feedback sessions, and performance improvement plans.
  • HRIS and Data Management:
    • Utilize the Dayforce HRIS system to its full potential, managing system configurations, troubleshooting advanced issues, and implementing process improvements to enhance efficiency.
    • Use Dayforce and other company systems to analyze HR data, generate meaningful insights, and present HR metrics to senior management.
  • HR Projects and Initiatives
    • Contribute to HR projects and process improvements to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of HR operations.
    • Participate in special HR initiatives as required.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as an HR Specialist or similar HR role.
  • Solid understanding of HR principles, practices, and employment laws.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational abilities.
  • Proficient in HRIS, payroll systems, and MS Office Suite.
  • HR certifications (e.g., SHRM-CP, PHR) are a plus.


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 are as required and may change at any time with or without notice.


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.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every listed qualification. Midwest BankCentre is recognized nationally for its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practices and embraces these practices as a competitive advantage.   

If you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be the right candidate for this or other Midwest BankCentre roles!  

AAP/EEO Statement

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position and Midwest BankCentre. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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