HR Representative in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 9/7/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: CEP003800

About Us

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert® System, we’ve taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and packaged it into an automated, easy-to-use format that has quickly become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications. Come join our vision for a better way and help make life better for us all! For more details, visit us at or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).


The HR Representative is at the heart of U.S. people transactions at Cepheid and their related systems, processes, and policies including onboarding and off-boarding of employees and other programs covering the entire employee life cycle. This position will work with the global HR staff, including HR business partners, Talent Management team, and Talent Acquisition team, as well as with cross-functional partners like IT, Payroll, and Facilities teams. The HR Representative will have a passion for HR and continuous process improvement along with a customer-service orientation.

Position Responsibilities

• Act as first line of support for all inquiries from employees and managers regarding programs, policies, and procedures
• Administer certain human resources policies and programs including tuition reimbursement program
• Responsible for data entry in Workday system
• Assist with collecting data and reporting for internal audits
• Maintain accurate employee data in Workday including, but not limited to, new hire information, termination details of employees, updating organizational structure changes, job titles, salary increases, and other personnel-related data
• Compile and format reports and data from Workday as needed
• Responsible for new employee onboarding including conducting New Hire Orientation, processing new hire paperwork, background checks and I9s
• Manage temporary worker process for client groups, onboard new temporary workers, and convert and/or extend workers as applicable
• Ensure all processes are executed in accordance with government regulations (application of Federal, state and local labor laws)

Job Requirements


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Minimum of 3-4 years of experience working in a Human Resources Department
• Proficient skill in using a variety of computer applications, including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
• Strong interpersonal skills with ability to communicate complex information in a straightforward, understandable manner
• Discreet in handling confidential/sensitive information
• Comfortable working in a fast paced, constantly evolving, team environment
• Self-directed, detail-oriented, problem solver with strong critical thinking skills and ability to come up-to-speed rapidly
• Exceptional customer service focus, including attention to producing quality results with demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks and manage time and work efficiently

Experience Desired in the Following Areas

• Workday system
• Internal controls
• Data entry and retention
• Business processes and workflows
• HR and compliance reporting
• Process documentation

Desired Education
• Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management or equivalent

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, dental, 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.