Human Resources Generalist in Richmond, Illinois at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 9/24/2019

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Job ID: COR001637

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps.  Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit  for more information.

Leica Biosystems Imaging, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check. 

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Our human resources department focuses on understanding what people need and knowing how to provide it. This position will support the HR department in ensuring smooth and efficient business operations. The HR Generalist will have both administrative and strategic responsibilities, helping us to plan and administer important functions, such as Recruiting, Talent Development, Compensation and Benefits.

Objectives of Role: 
  • Assist in developing and executing personnel procedure and policies, providing guidance and interpretation for business operations.
  • Participate in development of HR objectives and systems, including metrics, queries, and standard reports for ongoing company requirements.
  • Partner with Benefits Specialist to administer benefits, leave of absences and workers compensation.
  • Suggest new procedures or standard work to continually improve efficiency of the HR department and the site as-a-whole, and to improve employee experience.
  • Ensure legal compliance of HR state and federal regulations and applicable employment laws, and update policies and/or procedure as required.

Key Responsibilities
  • Prepare onboarding documents, schedule, and facilitate seamless new hire onboarding process, coordinating with cross-functional departments to deliver an exceptional first-day experience.
  • Handle all administrative tasks for onboarding, new hire orientation, and exit interview, including entering data into HR information system (Workday) and auditing for accuracy and compliance.
  • Provide an effective and dedicated HR advisory service to employees in employee-relations and performance management issues.
  • Be the primary source for ADP Payroll processing, including; bi-weekly updates to the payroll department as well as provide exceptional support in issue resolution.
  • Manage the site Recognition and Wellness Programs. Lead Events Committee in planning and executing events
  • Support employees in the development of Performance Goals and Development Goals. 
  • Maintains ongoing relationships with contingent employment agencies to ensure the selection of the most qualified candidates and cost effectiveness. Ownership of recruitment process for contingent workers and tracks metrics. 
  • Assists in recruitment of open positions as needed. Proactively identifies areas for process improvement.
  • Primary owner and maintenance of confidential employee database and files such as Workday, ADP, etc. 
  • Provides support in implementing the Annual Employee Engagement Survey on site.
  • Completes special projects by clarifying project objective; setting timetables and schedules; writing communications
  • Preparation of AAP on annual basis

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related discipline
  • Human Resources Certification Preferred
  • 3 or more years of Human Resources experience 
  • Strong HRIS experience. Workday is preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, ethics, and cultural awareness
  • Resourceful, problem-solving aptitude and thorough knowledge of HR procedures and policies.
  • Working knowledge in HR areas including compensation, talent acquisition, communication, coaching, talent development, etc. 
  • Stand up Facilitation/Training Experience desired
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office and comfortable learning new technical systems as needed.
  • 0% to 5%
  • English (Spanish a plus)
Key Competencies/Behaviors:
  • Excellent time management and organization skills are a must
  • Must possess excellent customer relations/service skills.
  • Self-motivated and independent thought are critical
  • Goal oriented, results driven, proactive
  • Must be highly detail-oriented. Accuracy is critical
  • Must be a strong multi-tasker
  • Strong learning agility 
Diversity & Inclusion
At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.