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HR Generalist



People & HR
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, November 10, 2023

Who is Forcepoint?

Forcepoint simplifies security for global businesses and governments. Forcepoint’s all-in-one, truly cloud-native platform makes it easy to adopt Zero Trust and prevent the theft or loss of sensitive data and intellectual property no matter where people are working. 20+ years in business. 2.7k employees. 150 countries. 11k+ customers. 300+ patents. If our mission excites you, you’re in the right place; we want you to bring your own energy to help us create a safer world. All we’re missing is you!

Forcepoint is seeking a Human Resources Generalist for our global headquarters in Austin. This is an ideal opportunity for an energetic and innovative HR professional who would like to join a fast-paced cyber security leader. The person in this role should have proven experience understanding business concepts, aligning business needs with HR support, agility in dealing with systems and a strong team and service orientation. The candidate should also be able to demonstrate interpersonal awareness to effectively build and sustain strong partnerships with trust and credibility across the business.

Functions as a generalist in a variety of Human Resources activities. Responsibilities may include a multitude of activities. May screen resumes and applications and may interview applicants. May counsel employees concerning work-related problems and conduct termination interviews, providing feedback to management when necessary. Maintains records for EEO and affirmative action reporting requirements. Writes position descriptions, benefit brochures and employee handbooks. Conducts research and analyzes data on assigned projects. May assist in the formulation of compensation objectives, manpower goals, performance management, personnel policies and procedures.

Job Duties will consist of:

  • Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation and benefits; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; and training and development.

  • Conduct system changes, business processes and administrative tasks within Workday

  • Work with HRBPs, Talent Acquisition and managers to assist with position management

  • Coordinate and facilitate onboarding an orientation of new hires

  • Coordinate and facilitate the offboarding and exit process for employees

  • Work collaboratively to organize and deliver training programs for employees and managers, as needed

  • Provide a high level of customer service support that is a consistent interpretation and implementation of policies, procedures, and company practices

  • Handles employment-related and sensitive inquiries from applicants, employees, and managers

  • Work collaboratively, in a team environment; a self-starter that takes initiative to address issues as they arise

  • Attends and participates in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.

  • Work with HRBPs and managers to conduct investigations, document and address performance issues, develop and deliver performance plans.

  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date employee records and reports

  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance

  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources and employment law.

  • Perform various projects and ad hoc requests

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • 2-3 years in an HR Generalist or HR Support role

  • Must have strong experience with Workday (HRIS)

  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information

  • Strong Powerpoint and Excel skills, facility with reporting, data analytics and manipulation (Vlookup, pivot tables, graphs/charts)

  • Familiarity with international employment practices (LATAM, Canada)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, conflict resolution, problem solving skills, organizational skills and extreme attention to detail.

  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines; a good multi-tasker

  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.

  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.


Don’t meet every single qualification? Studies show people are hesitant to apply if they don’t meet all requirements listed in a job posting. Forcepoint is focused on building an inclusive and diverse workplace – so if there is something slightly different about your previous experience, but it otherwise aligns and you’re excited about this role, we encourage you to apply. You could be a great candidate for this or other roles on our team.

The policy of Forcepoint is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status and to affirmatively seek to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity.

Forcepoint is a Federal Contractor. Certain positions with Forcepoint require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations or the Export Administration Regulations. Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. Persons," as defined in these regulations. Generally, a "U.S. Person" is a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or an individual who has been admitted as a refugee or granted asylum.

Applicants must have the right to work in the location to which you have applied.