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Job Description

Job Title: HR Retention Generalist
Job ID: 672382277
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Corporate Human Resources
Department: HR-Corp Business Unit
Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219


Facilitates the new hire/transfer on-boarding process including new hire follow up and overall retention initiatives. Develops recommendations for improvements on the process. Engages department leadership and human resources staff related to new hire feedback. Identifies opportunities to enhance staff retention, inclusion, staff retention initiatives and develops action plans to address.


  • Provide day to day support to HR team to drive HR operations and initiatives.
  • Assists with turnover analysis (new hire, annual and job specific) to assist with development of strategies to improve retention.
  • Acts as a UPMC and business unit culture champion.
  • Facilitates Beginnings @ BU orientation and ensures UPMC and business unit culture is incorporated into the on-boarding and first year employment experience.
  • Furthers a culture of recognition by use of employee recognition strategies facilitated by executive leadership, leadership and human resources.
  • Assists business unit human resources leadership with business unit workforce retention initiatives by use of human resources metrics and strategies such as exit interview data, turnover analysis, absence management statistics or focused interviews.
  • Assists with learning and development strategies between UPMC learning and develop and Business Unit. Assists with implementation of UPMC Learning and Development programming at the Business Unit level.
  • Coordinates Lend a Hand participation at Business Unit.
  • Develops, facilitates and ensures completion of all UPMC and business unit new leader on-boarding and orientation requirements.
  • Under the direction of the HR VP/Director/Manager, provides human resources consulting services for the Business Unit by providing recommendations on workplace retention and engagement and cultural improvements. Engages leaders and staff on a culture of inclusion.
  • Coordinates efforts related to business unit new hire experience, including but not limited to surveys, follow up calls/discussions, and analyzes and reports on outcomes.



  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or related field required.
  • One year of human resources experience or Master's Degree in Human Resources Business or related field or successful completion of the UPMC Summer Associates program/Pittsburgh Fellows program preferred.
  • Entry level knowledge of federal, state and local legislation as it applies to human resources and the employment process required.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products required

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

    UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $21.64 to $37.36 / hour

Union Position: No

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