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Human Resources Retention Generalist

  • Job ID: 281870724
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Daylight Hours
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Human Resources
  • Department: Hamot HR
  • Location: 300 State Street, Erie PA 16507
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $20.51 to $34 / hour


Our UPMC Hamot Human Resources Team is searching for a Human Resources Retention Generalist to join the department!  The HR Retention Generalist is a regular, full-time position that primarily works daylight hours, Monday through Friday, with flexible work arrangements.

In this role, the HR Retention Generalist is responsible for facilitating the new hire/transfer onboarding process including new hire follow up and overall retention initiatives. They engage department leadership and human resources staff related to new hire feedback and implementing changes. Additionally, they co-lead the Employee Experience Committee and lead employee engagement events such as Hospital Week and Employee Appreciation Day.

We are searching for a strategic business partner with excellent communication and project planning skills.  If this sounds like your next career step, apply online today!


  • 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 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.
  • 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.



  • High School Diploma/GED and two years of experience in human resources operations actively handling employee relations.
    • OR Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Business or related field required with a preference of one year of human resources experience
    • OR Masters degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field
    • OR successful completion of the UPMC Summer Associates Program/Pittsburgh Fellows Program required.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct