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HR Generalist
Hal Leonard
Winona, USA
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Muse Group

Muse Group empowers music makers. We create the world’s most popular apps for playing, recording, and composing music.

Through our innovative learning tools, expansive music catalogs, and free open-source software, we make it easier for millions — from beginners to experienced musicians — to be creative every day.

Our talented team of music lovers collaborates all over the globe, from Limassol to Seoul, Boston to Berlin. We’re an ambitious company with the drive and culture of a startup — with many more exciting Muse Group developments to come.

The role is open in Hal Leonard Team, please read more information about our deal with Hal Leonard that happened in 2023 here.

We're seeking a HR Generalist, who will play a pivotal role in shaping employee experience in our Winona office and supporting the wider HR team on initiatives from recruitment to employee engagement. You will be a strategic advisor to our management team on areas such as employee relations, compliance and training to ensure a best practice and consistent approach is maintained. Successful candidates will bring strong experiences of leading benefits administration processes, updating policies and procedures in line with current government regulations and experience coaching managers to achieve their best work.

We’re looking for a proactive, self-starter to bring their innovative ideas and best practice mindset to our team to further build strong management capability and achieve a smooth employee experience at all levels.

Photo from Muse Group office
You won't hear water cooler chat about the weather here at Muse, here we are rating our favorite Prince albums and discussing Japanese punk.

Key responsibilities: 

- Legal Compliance and Reporting: Ensure Company policies align with legal requirements across 15 states, maintaining proactive knowledge and continual learning on government reporting regulations.
- Policy Guidance: Advise management on the effective administration of employee-facing policies and procedures, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and bringing a best practice approach.
- Employee Relations: Advise and coach managers and employees through employee relations issues, acting with professionalism and credibility at each step of the process.
- Manager Capability: Coaching and partnering with managers to develop their capability in different areas from having difficult conversations to managing absence.
- Benefits Administration: Administer comprehensive benefit programs, including health, dental, vision, life, AD&D, and 401k plans. Oversee leave administration, including STD, LTD, and FMLA.
- Unemployment Claims Management: Skillfully handle unemployment claims, providing necessary information, disputing claims, and representing the company at hearings when required.
- Talent Acquisition: Support the wider HR team on the recruitment, screening, and selection of qualified candidates for open positions, leveraging innovative hiring practices.
- Onboarding: Conduct impactful new employee orientations, creating a positive Day 1 impression of the Company and the foundation for a smooth employee experience.
- Employee Engagement Initiatives: Support and drive employee engagement activities, ranging from social events to communicating new updates with employees.
- Special Project Support: Contribute to and support various project initiatives, including diversity and inclusion, change management, succession planning, and wellness initiatives.
- Continuous Legal Awareness: Maintain an up-to-date working knowledge of evolving employment laws and regulations.

Required experience and skills:

- Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, or related field, coupled with over 5 years of progressive HR experience.
- SHRM certification is preferable but not essential.
- Comprehensive knowledge of multi-state employment laws and regulations.
- Preferred experience in administering cutting-edge benefits, including self-insured health plans.
- Working with vendors and external stakeholders for consistent compliance and employee experience.
- Implementing a new HRIS or having expert knowledge of HRIS systems, Dayforce or other, is beneficial.
- Experience working in an administrative environment is essential. Advantageous candidates will be able to develop these experiences into a continuous improvement mindset to use technology andHRIS systems to their potential through automation and digitisation.
- Applies exceptional multitasking abilities in a multi-faceted, generalist role.
- Takes a detail-oriented approach to data and communications.
- Uses excellent organizational skills to take ownership on different projects and also work as part of the wider HR team.
- Brings a self-starter mentality and gets stuck into projects and problem solving tasks.
- Acts as a partner to management through a professional and credible approach, using coaching and strong relationship building. Applies confidentiality to strategic projects and employee data, in accordance with data privacy laws.
- Uses Microsoft Office/Google suite confidently, including Excel/Sheets to analyse and report data through different HR metrics and reporting methods.

we offer
Work remotely or at a co-working place of your choice in your favorite band t-shirt.
Make inspiring products for musicians, artists and creators – no day is the same.
Influence the future of the music industry and change the lives of millions worldwide.
set up
Get a generous allowance for work equipment and co-working spaces (for those not in Cyprus).
Growth and
Receive specialized training, language lessons, conferences and learning materials.
Access to therapy whenever you need it, and assistance in difficult life circumstances.
The way
we work
We believe everyone in the Muse Group team is a leader. That's why our core philosophy is based on our leadership principles.
Live and let live
Take ownership
Have high standards
Deliver results every day
Be specific. Trust. Take action.
Deep dive
Don't cross
the line
Follow the principles of interaction
Focus on the essentials
Don't be an asshole
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