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HR Assistant

Chicago

Walker Sands is seeking an ambitious, detail-oriented person to serve as a human resources assistant in our Chicago office. This is the perfect opportunity for a recent graduate who is eager to begin their career as an HR professional. 

We are looking for someone who is eager to learn about the HR space and can provide support to both our HR team as well as our agency’s employees. As the HR assistant, you would serve on Walker Sands’ corporate team, which works to ensure that all facets of the company are operating smoothly so that our employees across PR, digital, content and our other departments can deliver great work for our clients. Walker Sands understands that creating a people-focused organization is the key to success for a fast-growing business like ours, and the HR assistant will contribute largely to these efforts. 

The HR assistant will be responsible for assisting the HR team with ongoing projects related to records management, retention and recruitment. This includes interview coordination, HR system maintenance and staying up to date on the latest HR trends. Overall, you’ll help ensure that our HR function supports our strong cultural values of learning, collaboration and high performance in the marketplace.

Qualifications

  • Tech-savvy with the ability to learn new software quickly.
  • Exceptional problem solving and reasoning skills.
  • Excellent organizational ability and keen attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship development skills.
  • Proven track record of teamwork, adaptability, initiative and integrity.
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work independently and manage multiple projects at once.

Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in business, human resources or organizational development preferred.
  • Previous internship or full-time experience in an HR related field.
  • Zenefits and Greenhouse experience is a plus.