Human Resources Generalist -Ballweg Chevrolet-Buick, Inc.

Location US-WI-Sauk City
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/9/2018 3:51 PM)
Job ID
# Positions
Human Resources
Ballweg Chevrolet-Buick, Inc.
Regular Full-Time


The Opportunity: 

If you are interested in working at a state-of-the-art facility with an outstanding work culture, we encourage you to apply for this opportunity. We are recruiting for one Human Resources Generalist to join our team with the flexibility to primarily work out of one of the following dealerships or our central office. This position will also travel and support additional locations in Wisconsin, Missouri and Minnesota.


Ballweg Management Services 1600 Aspen Commons Middleton, WI 53562

Ballweg Chevrolet-Buick 783 Phillips Blvd. Sauk City, WI 53583

Toyota of Wausau 2900 N. 20th Ave. Wausau, WI 54441

Toyota of Rochester 4447 Canal Place SE Rochester, MN 55904


Under minimal supervision, the Human Resources Generalist is responsible for all aspects of HR-related functions including, employee relations, performance management, FMLA and Employee Leaves of Absence, benefits compliance and auditing HR compliance.


Under the direction of the Director of Human Resources, located in Middleton, the Human Resources Generalist carries out routine and complex assignments requiring comprehensive knowledge in human resources and of the organization in order to interpret and apply policies, as well as develop recommendations for change. 


We are looking for a professional with a minimum of 5 years of Human Resources Generalist experience, a bachelor's degree, PHR, SHRM-CP Certification preferred. The ideal candidate will also be dependable and able to do the job the first time. 


What We Offer:

We offer an exceptional total compensation program with competitive wages and benefits. Benefits package includes; medical plan; dental plan; medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts; life insurance plan; 401k plan; PTO and paid holidays; and employee discounts.


Our Story: 

Ballweg Management Services Inc. is part of the Ballweg Automotive Companies, a Wisconsin-based auto group.  The Ballweg story starts in rural Sauk City, Wisconsin with a family tradition of great customer service.  Community is the foundation that Ballweg is built on and satisfaction is the number one goal.  Ballweg’s operations are driven by trust, respect, integrity and commitment. 


Ballweg started out in 1965 as a single Chevrolet dealership in Sauk City and today, has grown to five dealerships across multiple cities throughout the state of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Missouri.  Ballweg has tripled in size over the past five years.  Ballweg is committed to its communities and customers offering the best in class team members, state-of-the-art facilities and diversification of product lines to provide the best service possible. 


For complete a job description, to apply or to simply learn more about Ballweg, visit us online at   




Talent Acquisition & Retention:

  • Partner with hiring managers to understand their needs, recommend recruitment strategy and assist with hiring decision.
  • Analyze candidate background and interview materials and assess organizational fit to highlight pros and cons of candidates for hiring managers.
  • Assist in development of behavioral-based interviewing materials.
  • Coordinate and conduct new hire orientations and stay interviews.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely completion of all required new hire forms, policies and trainings.
  • Maintain Applicant Tracking System (ATS), organizational charts and other relevant employee information and reporting.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Prepare and analyze pay plans and job descriptions, ensuring compliance with wage and hour laws and regulations.
  • Advise and assist management and employees with benefit questions.  Act as a liaison between employees and insurance providers to resolve benefit related issues and ensure positive relations.
  • Process time-off requests through HRIS including FMLA, Worker’s Compensation and ADA.
  • Partner with the Payroll Administrator to maintain alignment with benefit programs.
  • Ensure compliance through audits of benefits plans including enrollments, terminations and changes. 
  • Process monthly billings for all benefit plans. Review bills for accuracy and compile reports as needed. 
  • Coordinate quarterly retirement plan enrollment meetings.
  • Communicate initial enrollments and qualifying events with COBRA Administrator and reconcile accounts receivable account.
  • Partner with Director of Compliance in preparing worker’s compensation paperwork and conducting thorough investigations of all reported injuries.
  • Process unemployment insurance paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Ensure compliance with governmental regulations and reporting requirements covering the benefit plans.

Performance Management:

  • Partner with managers to coach them with employee performance evaluations.
  • Facilitate coaching sessions with managers, assisting with motivating employees, communicating performance and appropriately addressing and resolving employee issues. 
  • Serve as employee relations advisor by doing intake of the issue, researching any necessary information, soliciting any necessary resources and providing advice as needed.
  • Create Performance Improvement Plans (PIPs) in conjunction with managers to give employees the opportunity to succeed while still holding them accountable for past performance.  Ensure managers have open dialogue and provide consistent feedback.
  • Work with managers to review and recommend terminations.  Exercise care that reasons are well documented and are not arbitrary or discriminatory.

HR Support:

  • Demonstrate exemplary integrity, serving as a role model in exuding trust and honesty and maintaining the highest professional standards.
  • Maintain a personal demeanor consistent with Ballweg’s culture, contributing to a positive, supportive work environment for all Ballweg team members.
  • Strive to make a positive impact in the organization on a consistent basis.
  • Work collaboratively with Ballweg team members through transfer of knowledge and building effective business relationships.
  • Serve as an advisor to employees and managers with human resources policies and procedures. Assist in development, implementation and maintenance of policies and procedures.
  • Maintain and monitor access to all human resources-related files including personnel, medical, unemployment and other related employee files. 
  • Stay abreast of federal, state and local employment regulations.
  • Perform all other special projects and duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field with a minimum of five years related HR experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in Human Resources required.
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Advanced knowledge of human resources principles and government reporting requirements including related federal and state regulations, filing and compliance requirements.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Strong computer aptitude with ability to learn new software.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent problem solving capabilities and analytical skills.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in a fast-paced work environment with frequent interruptions, changing priorities and multiple deadlines.  
  • Ability to manage and resolve conflict.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality.

Work Schedule

There will be flexibility with scheduled work hours with an average of 45 hours per week.  This is subject to change per management’s discretion and business needs.

Travel Requirements

Approximately 25% travel to dealership locations in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Missouri.  A valid driver’s license must be maintained for travel requirements.   


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