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People Operations HR Intern



People & HR, Operations
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2023

At FourKites we have the opportunity to tackle complex challenges with real-world impacts. Whether it’s medical supplies from Cardinal Health or groceries for Walmart, the FourKites platform helps customers operate global supply chains that are efficient, agile and sustainable.

Join a team of curious problem solvers that celebrates differences, leads with empathy and values inclusivity.

FourKites is looking for a people-driven, student intern with an inquisitive nature and a passion for learning. As the People Operations Intern, you will get hands-on experience with fundamental HR topics - benefits and insurance, compliance, reporting, record-keeping and communication - within a hybrid, digital landscape. This is a great opportunity to grow your skills related to professional communication, working on a team, collaborating cross-functionally and internationally! This is a part-time summer internship, expected to work about 20-25 hours per week in a hybrid work environment.

What you’ll be doing

  • Support employees at various life cycle stages, including but not limited to onboarding, performance and retention, total rewards, and off-boarding
  • Hands on support with policies & procedures by focusing on professional writing and document management systems
  • Support the administration of our HRIS to understand best practices around personnel files, workflows and data integrity
  • Learn about administering extended leave, time tracking and employment compliance through various channels including FLSA, FMLA, STD, LTD, FMLA, ADA, Paid Time Off
  • Participate in strategy calls related to benefit and insurance programming for open enrollment, special events and QLEs
  • Support our HR department brand internally by demonstrating preparedness, intelligence, follow through, positivity and integrity at all times

About the team:

Our team works together by engaging with key projects, and supporting day-to-day interactions to impact our teammates in meaningful ways; we have a bias for action and are customer obsessed. We support each other on our mission to continue forging the path of equitable growth at FourKites. This role reports to the Talent & Development Manager, People Operations, and supports the People team.

Who you are:

  • Actively pursuing a professional degree in the Human Resources field or related (Associate, Undergraduate or Graduate - focusing in related topics like HR Management, Business Administration, Learning & Development, etc)
  • Desire to gain practical skills and knowledge within the Human Resources discipline
  • Desire to grow professionally through interacting with real-life business cases
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Mac OS and general ability to navigate technology systems and equipment
  • Strong communication, project management, critical thinking and collaboration skills
  • Professional, reliable, eager to learn

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Who we are:

FourKites® is the #1 supply chain visibility platform in the world, extending visibility beyond transportation into yards, warehouses, stores and beyond. Tracking more than 2.5 million shipments daily across road, rail, ocean, air, parcel and courier, and reaching over 185 countries, FourKites combines real-time data and powerful machine learning to help companies digitize their end-to-end supply chains. More than 1,000 of the world’s most recognized brands — including 9 of the top-10 CPG and 18 of the top-20 food and beverage companies — trust FourKites to transform their business and create more agile, efficient and sustainable supply chains.

FourKites provides competitive compensation with stock options, outstanding benefits and a collaborative culture for all employees around the globe. To help you be your best, we have 5 global recharge days, in addition to standard holidays, and a hybrid, flexible approach to work. Parental leave for all parents, an annual wellness stipend and volunteer days also provide you with time and resources for self care and to care for others. Throughout the year, FourKites sets aside time during the workday to learn and celebrate diversity. And we're always listening for new ways to support everyone in and out of the office.