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Illinois Tool Works, Inc. HR Generalist in Glenview, Illinois

Since its founding more than 100 years ago, ITW has become one of the world’s leading diversified manufacturers of specialized industrial equipment, consumables, and related service businesses. We place a high premium on the development of innovative solutions–most of which are developed in tandem with our customers. And we continue to ensure that our customers receive timely, cost-effective service for the innovative products we provide.

ITW’s differentiated business model is composed of a set of unique core capabilities: our proprietary 80/20 business process, customer-back innovation, and our well-known decentralized entrepreneurial culture. These capabilities are unmistakably ITW—and key to our longevity and strong performance.

ITW’s products and solutions are at work all over the world, in deep-sea oil rigs, aerospace technology, bridges and wind turbines, healthcare, the spaces in which we live and work, the cars we drive, and the mobile devices we rely on. We are never, whether we know it or not, more than a few steps from an innovative ITW solution.

Today, ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 company that employs nearly 50,000 people with operations in 55 countries with headquarters in Glenview, IL. We are conveniently located across from the Metra commuter rail, with access to an on-site gym, café and active employee resource groups.

The HR Generalist reports to the Director of Corporate Human Resources and is responsible for providing HR support to the corporate office employees in the following disciplines; recruitment and selection, on-boarding, employee engagement, information and data management, training and development, and reward and benefits.

This role represents an opportunity for an entry-level HR professional looking for HR growth opportunities in a decentralized corporate environment. The ideal candidate will have a healthy sense of curiosity and a desire to learn and grow.

The role will be located in our Glenview, Illinois office and work alongside an experienced HR team. The role supports our locally based corporate employees as well as our international corporate employees located in various international locations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Primary point person to work closely with the Corporate functional groups to coordinate the campus recruitment process from selection to onboarding, including all intern related activities

  • Responsible for preparation of our annual Affirmative Action Plan; ensure applicant data is tracked through ATS

  • Point person to review and report quarterly on Diversity & Inclusion initiatives

  • Actively support and participate with the HR team in the planning of our employee engagement programs

  • Assist corporate HR team with administration of job descriptions, compensation, performance management processes, and other data management such as maintaining and updating various documents throughout the year

  • Assist employees by handling various requests for information about policies/procedures, benefit, and compensation questions.

  • Coordinate with the corporate HR team to plan and conduct new hire employee orientation to foster our corporate culture

  • Assist corporate HR team with special projects and general HR duties, tasks, and work as may be assigned


  • Organizational skills

  • Analytical skills

  • Verbal and written communication skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Self-Starter

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Resources or related field

  • 2 plus years’ HR generalist experience supporting corporate employees

  • Experience across various sectors of HR – Payroll, Compensation & Benefits Administration, Employee Relations, Learning & Development, Talent Acquisition

  • PHR/GPHR Certification or interest to be certified with the requisite experience

  • Working knowledge of federal and state regulatory requirements for compensation, benefits, payroll and HR documentation

  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Ability to handle confidential information and escalate issues when appropriate

  • Self-motivated and highly professional demeanor

  • Ability to travel in the future as promotional opportunities will be global roles

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Graduate degree in Human Resources or related field.

  • Working knowledge of HR acronyms and programs (LOA, FMLA, OFCCP, FLSA, ADA, EEO)

  • Strong customer service orientation

  • Proficiency with HRIS and ATS systems

  • Some experience with HR global matters

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (“ITW” or “the Company”) is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application system process due to your disability, please email to request assistance. No other requests will be acknowledged.

ITW is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.