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Senior HR Generalist

Shape Your Future With Us

General Re Corporation, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is a holding company for global reinsurance and related operations, with more than 2,000 employees worldwide. Its direct reinsurance companies conduct business as Gen Re.

Gen Re delivers reinsurance solutions to the Life/Health and Property/Casualty insurance industries. Represented in all major reinsurance markets through a network of more than 40 offices, we have earned superior financial strength ratings from each of the major rating agencies.

Gen Re currently offers an excellent opportunity for a Senior HR Generalist. The Stamford, CT office is the preferred work location. A flexible work arrangement including remote working will be considered for a right candidate.

Your Role

The Senior HR Generalist provides general human resources services to business unit managers and associates. The position supports various HR activities and processes including recruitment, employee relations, performance management and learning and development.

Key Responsibilities


  • consult with business units on job requirements
  • manage the end-to-end recruitment process including preparing an appropriate job profiles, advertising, reviewing applicants resumes, conducting and scheduling interviews, initiating background checks and drug screens (where applicable), make job offers, prepare offer letters, prepare new starter paperwork, etc.
  • work with agencies as required.

Employee relations

  • help foster a positive and collaborative work environment that stresses equal employment opportunity, diversity, equity, inclusion, fairness, and consistency in the treatment of associates and effective dispute resolution
  • have a strong understanding of the overall work environment, people, managerial capabilities / effectiveness, and work with HR management as necessary to enhance the overall effectiveness of the organization
  • support Diversity, Equity, and inclusion initiatives
  • work with HR management on talent development initiatives to ensure there is a pipeline of talent to meet Gen Re’s performance and staffing goals
  • support the day-to-day operational personnel/employment processes in accordance with global and local HR policies
  • provide high-level generalist HR advice and support
  • maintain, improve, and implement HR procedures and policies
  • implement strategies that improve employee attraction and retention
  • act as a technical and problem-solving resource for managers and associates
  • coordinate disability, FMLA and parental leave
  • in partnership with the Compensation and Benefits team, serve as a liaison
  • stay abreast of emerging regulations and recommend actions to HR management accordingly

Performance Management

  • mediate performance concerns and provide coaching to managers and associates at all levels as required
  • work with managers to monitor the quality and clarity of performance reviews to ensure they accurately set clear performance expectations

Learning and Development

  • support the learning and development initiatives for the US
  • serve as a liaison with Training and Development team and act as a research resource as required in locating the appropriate training program for associates to meet their development goals


  • help foster Gen Re’s culture and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in all activities and model the expected behavior during all interactions with fellow associates, managers, and HR colleagues
  • ensure that all functional activities, initiatives, and personal behavior appropriately support the mission, vision, and values of HR

Your Profile

  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience as a Senior HR Generalist is required
  • Strong experience with recruiting, employee relations and/or policy and procedures development
  • High level of integrity with the ability to keep confidential information secure
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of federal, state and labor laws
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work well under pressure and time constraints.
  • Working knowledge of PeopleSoft and ADP Workforce Now
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Some travel required

Does this sound exciting?

If you want to shape your future with us, please send your resume to Linda Dalesio in Human Resources:


Linda Dalesio, Human Resources

Our Address

120 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06902 (US)

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