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Arlington, VA // New York City    Posted: Friday, April 02, 2021
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Quick take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We are hiring a HR Generalist to support our employees & our compliance efforts as we continue to grow. 

Why it matters:  Were looking for an experienced professional who can help guide & advise the Senior Director on HR compliance best practices. 

Go deeper: In this role, you will make an impact to Axios through the following responsibilities:

  • Stays up to date on current & emerging best practices for compliance, & recommends new ideas to Senior Director to ensure Axios remains at the forefront of progressive HR trends
  • Reviews, tracks, & documents compliance with mandatory & non-mandatory training, continuing education, & work assessments. This may include safety training, anti-harassment training, etc 
  • Conducts or acquires background checks & employee eligibility verifications 
  • Performs routine tasks required to administer & execute programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, & leave; disciplinary matters; disputes & investigations; productivity, recognition, & morale; occupational health & safety; etc 
  • Attends & participates in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, & investigations 
  • Conduct exit interviews for departing employees & collect data to better understand themes 
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, & local employment laws & regulations, & recommended best practices; reviews policies & practices to maintain compliance 
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, & new technologies in human resources, talent management, & employment law 
  • Assists the Payroll Manager in ensuring system accuracy & maintenance 
  • Maintain employee records & ensure confidentiality 
  • Oversee our benefits management process via our PEO Justworks

The details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for Axios mission & have the following skills:

  • Minimum 3-5 years' relevant experience 
  • Highly detail oriented & process-driven
  • Strong knowledge of compliance best practices & emerging trends as they relate to policies, procedures, & employment law 
  • Highly collaborative mindset with a strong track record building successful working relationships with cross-functional team members 
  • Comfort working across & adapting to multiple software systems including HRIS, performance management technology, payroll systems, PEO, etc
  • Experience managing compliance in a start-up/fast-paced environment 
  • Experience onboarding a new payroll & benefits system is a plus

Dont forget: 

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • 401K
  • Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
  • Company equity
  • Commuter & cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, & diverse work culture
  • Annual learning & development stipend

Additional pandemic-related benefits:

  • One mental health day per quarter
  • $100 monthly work-from-home stipend
  • Tele-mental health services 
  • OneMedical membership, including tele-health services 
  • Increased work flexibility for parents & caretakers 
  • Access to the Axios Family Fund, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies 
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events
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