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Human Resources Generalist - Washington, DC

Company: Cogent Communications
Location: Washington
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Company OverviewCogent Communications is a multinational, Tier 1 facilities-based ISP, consistently ranked as one of the top five networks in the world and is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the ticker symbol CCOI. Cogent specializes in providing businesses with high speed Internet access, Ethernet transport, and Colocation services. Cogent's facilities-based, all-optical IP network backbone provides IP services in over 218 markets globally. Since its inception, Cogent has unleashed the benefits of IP technology, building one of the largest and highest capacity IP networks in the world. This network enables Cogent to offer large bandwidth connections at highly competitive prices. Cogent also offers superior customer support by virtue of its end-to-end control of service delivery and network monitoring. Cogent offers competitive compensation and a full benefits package that takes effect within 30 days of employment. Matching 401k and stock options are also included.Job Summary:The Human Resource Generalist will help in coordination with the HR Director to run the daily functions of the Human Resource (HR) department administering pay, benefits, and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices.Supervisory Responsibilities:May oversee the scheduling, assignments, and daily workflow staff in the department.May assist with constructive and timely performance evaluations.Manage the facilities and coordinate order supplies with the HR Coordinator.Duties / Responsibilities:Reviews, tracks, and documents compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, continuing education, and work assessments. This may include safety training, anti-harassment training, professional licensure, and aptitude exams and certifications.Implements new hire orientation and employee recognition programs.Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.Handles employment-related inquiries from employees, and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff.Attends and participates in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.Assist with payroll inquires and payroll processing.Performs other duties as assigned.Required Skills / Abilities:Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization's HRIS and talent management systems.Education and Experience::Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.At least three to five years of human resource management experience preferred.Physical Requirements::Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times.Must be able to access and navigate each department at the organization's facilities.Work Environment:To best support your success, this is an in-office position five days a week, allowing for focused mentorship, training and personal coaching.COVID-19 Policy:Cogent has adopted a mandatory vaccination and booster policy which requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated (including booster shots when eligible) against COVID-19. Prior to beginning employment, new employees must provide proof of vaccination or apply for and receive an accommodation to be exempt from the policy.By submitting an application or resume for this position, I understand that is an in-office position and agree to abide Cogent's mandatory vaccination policy.To apply for this position, please submit your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Cogent Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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