HR Manager

The Company:

Merit is a fast growing, pioneering financial services firm that invests heavily in the growth and development of team members. Merit seeks to establish, educate, and help individuals reach their financial goals as they transition into and experience retirement. With an unswerving commitment to excellence and reliability, Merit provides objective financial advice and believes in establishing long-lasting relationships. By offering an array of services, clients can receive tailored solutions that promote growth and help them achieve financial goals.

Merit believes in addressing the retirement challenges in America by helping clients reach financial freedom and confidence to the working population and retirees alike. This focus on comprehensive financial wellness enables us to deliver the ultimate client experience.

Headquartered in Alpharetta, GA, with nine locations across the southeast and northeast, Merit balances tactical advice with innovative strategy. Our 100 hardworking employees are leaders rooted in humility and we are poised to grow. Merit is a multi-generational firm with a foundation built around servant leadership and total team leadership. We have been recognized as a “Best Places to Work” by InvestmentNews and have made the fastest-growing companies list in both INC 5000 and Georgia’s Fastest 40. As we expand and work to bring our relationship-driven approach to the financial industry, we are looking for the right individuals to join our team.

The Position:

We are looking for an HR Manager who can make our company a premier employment destination for the top talent in our industry. The HR Manager will be responsible for evaluating employee programs, recommending improvements to employee relations policies, and ensuring that all employee-related policies align with our corporate goals and established regulations.


  • Manage the talent acquisition process, including the interviewing and hiring of qualified job applicants. Collaborate with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.
  • Ensure that the new hire orientation process properly introduces new employees to the company culture.
  • Validate and process (front-end) semi-monthly payroll reviewing for accuracy before submitting for approval.
  • Process, review and validate time submitted by employees.
  • Pull and provide vendor reports as required.
  • Maintain payroll guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures. Must remain current and knowledgeable of all current & new/upcoming changes in legislation/guidelines. Proactively advises leaders of changes and provides recommended actions.
  • Monitor 401(k) activities inclusive of contribution limits and changes.
  • Complete other semi-monthly payroll duties as assigned.
  • Create learning and development programs and initiatives that provide internal development opportunities for employees.
  • Develop programs to enhance employee relations and offer support to each team member.
  • Create new ways to measure and benchmark employee morale and determine methods for improving overall employee satisfaction.
  • Provide constructive and timely performance evaluations.
  • Partner with the leadership team to understand and execute the organization’s human resource and talent strategy.
  • Provide support and guidance to other employees when complex, specialized, and sensitive questions and issues arise.
  • Analyze trends in compensation and benefits; research and propose competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent.
  • Oversee employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
  • Act as liaison between the company and outside legal and professional resources to ensure that all employment policies follow current laws and regulations.
  • Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; review policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration, or related field required.
  • A minimum of three years of human resource management preferred.
  • SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, or SPHR highly desired.
  • Comprehensive understanding of local, state and federal employment laws.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Drive, efficiency, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly learn, the organization’s HRIS and talent management systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to improve employee morale.

Salary + Benefits:

  • Competitive, based on experience
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Life & Personal Accident Insurance
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA) or Dependent Care FSA
  • 401(k) Plan with company matching
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid holidays


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