HR Specialist

Sterling Bank Services

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Position Summary: The Human Resources Specialist will assist and support Human Resources (HR) leaders with operational and administrative tasks for HR function(s) such as Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, HRIS Management and People and Culture.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with maintaining employee records, ensuring completion and accuracy of details such as employee contact information, job classification, pay rates, organizational structure, and other key details.
  • Assist with maintaining accurate records of active job openings and received applications, managers internal and external job postings.
  • Performs routine tasks required to assist with administering and executing 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.
  • Assist with reviewing applications for entry-level and non-exempt positions; conducts or schedules preliminary interviews.
  • Performs administrative and recordkeeping tasks related to staff changes, which many include layoffs, resignations, terminations, and extended leave of absence.
  • Assists with the planning and support for company wide meetings such as open enrollment, new hire orientation, and meetings to announce or discuss changes in retirement or benefits plans.
  • Conducts or assists with record keeping audits and mandatory reports, which many include I-9 audits, EEO-1 filings, payroll audits and other compliance reviews.
  • Assist with 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.
  • Conducts or acquires completed background checks and employment eligibility certifications.
  • Assist with handling employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees and supervisors referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommends best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes and new technologies in human resources, compensation, benefits, employee relations and employment law.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associates degree preferred
  • Three to five years of relevant work experience in human resources, marketing support, project coordination, or other professional work experience.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint utilization
  • Able to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Adept at using Applicant Tracking and HRIS platforms.
  • Adaptable and flexible with a strong sense of initiative and follow through.
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively with others as a part of a team.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy of work
  • Ability to work independently and utilize problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Role based in Alpharetta, Atlanta, or remote.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds or more at a time.

Cennox provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.