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HR Assistant

Company name
United Natural Foods, Inc.

Sarasota, FL

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Responsible for performing a variety of human resource support duties. Assist in maintaining the human resource database and all employee records and files. Handle payroll processing and track and report payroll information. Complete assigned reporting functions involving attendance statistics, termination, hire and transfer data, and other information assigned. Provide recommendations regarding the development and administration of human resource policies and programs. Assist in informing new employees of human resource policies and programs as needed. Perform general office support functions and assists area personnel as necessary.



Responsible for effectively recording, maintaining, and reporting human resource information in a confidential manner.

Oversee the human resource database. Ensure system records are accurately recorded and cross-checked.

Enter new hire information in the human resource system database.

Track and resolve problems and check system operations as scheduled.

Ensure that human resource files and records are maintained in accordance with legal requirements and Company policies and procedures.

Complete reports regarding terminations, transfers, and new hires.

Ensures that EEO reporting functions are up-to-date and in compliance with federal regulations.

Process employment verification forms and name change packets.

Complete miscellaneous research, reports, and memos as requested.

Responsible for establishing and maintaining professional working relations with applicants, visitors, callers, and business professionals.

Receives and screens visitors and telephone calls.

Receives and tracks employment applications.

Assist with questions and problems courteously and promptly.

Maintains and projects the Company’s professional reputation.

Responsible for establishing and maintaining effective communication, coordination, and working relations with Company personnel and with management.

Assist in orienting new employees and job fairs. Support Department personnel as needed.

Coordinate with related departments as required. Answer questions and provide assistance.

Keep management appropriately informed of area activities and of any significant problems.

Attend and participate in meetings as required

Responsible for related duties as required or assigned.

Stays well informed regarding human resource developments.


The human resource information system functions smoothly. Personnel data and statistics are efficiently recorded, stored, and retrieved as appropriate.

Reporting functions are completed accurately and timely, and in accordance with established policies and federal and state regulations.

Visitors and telephone calls are courteously and professionally received or referred. Strict confidentiality is maintained. Good public relations exist with outside contacts.

Effective working relations exist with Company personnel. New employees are well assisted. Management is appropriately informed.

The Company’s professional reputation is maintained.

Required Skills



High school graduate and/or equivalent related experience

Additional college coursework preferred.


At least one year of related experience

System Implementation preferred


Basic understanding of human resource functions

Knowledge of all related computer applications

Understanding of human resource reporting and recordkeeping requirements


Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

Well organized

Accurate and attentive to detail

Excellent communications and public relations abilities

Strong typing and computer application skills

Ability to assist and support others

Job Location

Sarasota, Florida, United States

Company info

United Natural Foods, Inc.
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Company Profile
America's Premier Certified Organic Distributor® UNFI is the leading independent national distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods and related products including nutritional supplements, personal care items and organic produce, in the United States. In addition to excellent distribution services, we provide a range of innovative, value-added services for our customers and suppliers, to foster mutual success and growth. Our services include marketing and promotional tools, merchandising, category management and store support services. At the core of UNFI's distribution operation are five main units: UNFI Eastern Region, UNFI Western Region, UNFI Canada, Albert's Organics and Select Nutrition. In addition, our non-distribution divisions include Blue Marble Brands, Earth Origins Market and Woodstock Farms Manufacturing.

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