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MetLife Human Resource Generalist in Whippany, New Jersey

The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for performing a variety of duties to support Business Leaders and Sr. HRBPs. This role requires a hands-on approach to handle the tactical components of HR, ensuring a positive employee experience and facilitating process requirements. They work closely with employees and Sr. HRBPs to address queries, provide HR policy guidance, and support the development and implementation of HR initiatives and systems. They hold themselves to high standards and are passionate about having a positive impact on the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Construct reports and use data to provide insights and trends to uncover issues and support decision making

  • Maintain data integrity and audit within HR systems; correcting any data issues with the HR Support team

  • Partner with CoEs and HRBPs on execution of annual processes (e.g. performance, talent, and compensation)

  • Partner with CoEs and HRBPs to execute strategic initiatives and programs to achieve business and enterprise goals

  • Work with business leaders and managers to implement impactful talent programs (i.e. internships, early career program, mentoring, and L&D) to prepare MetLife’s talent for the organization’s future

  • Respond to employees and leaders as the first line of HR on queries, practices, policies, escalating as appropriate

  • Partner across the organization to bring the company’s collective talent to projects and initiatives

  • Support senior HRBP on strategic people planning

  • Participate in special projects as requested

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • High degree of numerical acumen and attention to detail

  • High levels of confidentiality and emotional intelligence

  • Desire to challenge status quo and implement fresh, new ways of working

  • A natural problem-solver, motivated by achieving goals and working through challenges

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills including attention to detail and ability to manage and deliver on multiple competing priorities

  • Experience using HR systems to leverage data and insights

  • Working knowledge of local employment laws / regulations

  • Credible, optimistic, and confident, committed to delivering high-quality work

  • Demonstrates learning agility and curiosity

  • Motivated by collaboration and the opportunity to work with others towards a common goal

  • Driven to continue to develop professionally at MetLife

  • Global mindset and ability to support locations outside of the US

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • 3+ years relevant experience

  • Relevant HR Certification or Training

  • Experience working in Asset Management, Banking, or similar Financial Services firm

MetLife Success Principles

  • Build Tomorrow - Seize opportunity, Experiment with confidence, Act with urgency

  • Win Together - Seek diverse perspectives, Champion inclusion, Create alignment

  • Own It - Take responsibility, Enable solutions; Deliver what matters

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