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HR Generalist in North Reading, MA at Verisk Analytics

Date Posted: 8/20/2018

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Verisk Analytics is seeking a Human Resources Generalist to join their team in the greater Boston area and assist with the support of two distinct business areas specializing in insurance and environmental research.  Verisk Analytics (VRSK), a provider of advanced analytics solutions and a NASDAQ100 company, ranked 18th on Forbes 2015 list of Most Innovative Companies.  At Verisk, we value and recognize excellent work, encourage innovative thinking, and emphasize the importance of an appropriate work/life balance.

The Human Resources Generalist position assists senior HR leaders with fostering partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the business objectives of the organization. The HR Generalist maintains an effective level of business literacy about the business unit's financial position, its midrange and long-term plans, its culture and its competition. 

We are looking to have our new HR Generalist:
  • Understand business goals and recommend new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in business objectives, productivity and development of HR within the company
  • Take a true hands-on approach to all issues and successfully monitor the 'pulse' of the employees to ensure a high level of employee engagement
  • Coaching and mentoring at management level
  • Lead, develop, and manage the HR generalists
  • Be an enthusiastic team player with a strong drive to create a positive work environment
  • Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs and policies.
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partner with the legal and financial teams as needed.
  • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Provide guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.
  • Participate in evaluation and monitoring of training programs to ensure success. Follows up to ensure training objectives are met.


We are looking for our candidate to have the following skills, experience, and abilities:
  • Minimum of 3-5 years' hands on experience in an HR generalist or specialist capacity.
  • Demonstrated experience in administering payroll and benefits, employee relations, learning and development initiatives, HRIS management, performance management, recruitment and on-boarding.  Additional direct experience with diversity and inclusion, talent analytics, or immigration a plus.
  • Bachelor's degree and relevant industry experience required.
  • Creative and resourceful thinker, with demonstrated experience translating strategic goals and concepts into action plans and implementing initiatives at an operational level.
  • Ability to manage competing, high-priority demands; prioritize workloads, and manage projects and multiple responsibilities against strict deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal/collaboration skills. Ability to establish credibility/rapport with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills. Ability to adjust communication style based on the audience.
  • Strong demonstration of analytical skills and ability to prepare executive-ready materials, including mastery of PowerPoint and Excel.
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or other HR professional certifications preferred.
  • Experience with government contracts and audits helpful, but not necessary.
  • Must be willing to travel between two offices located in North Reading and Lexington regularly (Less than 50%)


Verisk Analytics is an equal opportunity employer.

Verisk Analytics, a NASDAQ100 company, is a leading source of information about risk. Verisk offers risk-assessment services and decision analytics to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, risk management, and other fields. In the United States and around the world, Verisk helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. To learn more about Verisk, visit